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South Africa: Is Domestic Resource Mobilization Reducing Inequality?


South Africa


This factsheet is available in pdf format here


Despite major progress in social outcomes since the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa remains the most economically unequal country in the world. On the country’s Voluntary National Review of its progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals at the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), this factsheet presents findings which suggest that South Africa is not taking the right policy and budgetary steps to reduce inequality, realize social and economic rights and achieve its sustainable development commitments.
This HLPF Factsheet summarizes the more detailed 2018 factsheet by the Center for Economic & Social Rights, Institute for Economic Justice and SECTION 27, which also includes full sources for the statistics cited here. Available here.