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22 April 2018

This graph shows there’s a good reason why more South Africans are moving to ‘the big city’

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While the idea of relocating from the country or a small town to the ‘big city’ has developed into something of a cliche, there’s a good reason more South Africans are continuing to make the move.

In a new Econ3x3 report published by Ivan Turok and Justin Visagie of the Human Sciences Research Council, the pair found that that as many as 385,000 people were lifted from poverty between 2008 and 2014 after moving from rural to urban areas and that their poverty levels were halved together with a fall in unemployment.

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