South African women are still paid less than men, and other areas where women face discrimination

Photographed by Ersin Mandaliev
Photographed by Ersin Mandaliev

As seen in this Statistics SA report, women in South Africa still face systemic inequality. From unemployment, to unequal pay, to a lack of access to water and sanitation, women in South Africa bear the brunt of the unequal society.            

According to this report, women suffer a higher unemployment rate and have less access to basic resources like clean water and improved sanitation. In addition to this, the report shows that women also experience a perpetual pay inequality, with women with no formal education earning almost 54.4% of the income earned by their male counterparts.

See the graphic below for an overview of the state of equality in South Africa:

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