News & events


26 April 2013

Wage rise mirage

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

I was chatting recently to a petrol attendant who said his monthly wage of R4 500 made it very difficult to support the eight people in his extended family who depend on him.

SA has talked a lot about the low “social wage” (namely, poor delivery) in the past year. But there is also the high unemployement rate, which causes the average wage earner to support a large number of people.

Source: Financial Mail

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)