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By Jackie Cameron

Salaries in government and business have sparked vigorous debate in South Africa recently, with big questions around whether senior figures working for state owned entities and listed companies should earn tens of millions of rands in a country with widespread poverty.

Income lower in the feeding chain has also been under scrutiny, with news that the average salary earner is taking financial strain – though IT specialists are a notable exception.

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