'Inequality likely to stay'

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2014-05-07

The Conversation, a British online forum, published a piece today by prof. Servaas van der Berg on South Africa's future prospects. His notes that  'high inequality probably will remain a feature of South African society for decades to come, at least until education and services radically improve and their benefits are felt in the labour market'. The full piece can be read here. The piece was published on 7 May, the day millions of South Africans will vote in the country's fifth democratic elections. The picture shows the queue in front of Stellenbosch city hall early on Wednesday morning.

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