South Africa's expenditure on R&D continues to grow

SOURCE: Polity.org.za
OUTPUT TYPE: Newspaper article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
KEYWORDS: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CESTII)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11136
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15479
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15479

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Abstract

"If you live in a township or in the rural areas and your job is in the urban area, our statistics show that around 40% to 60% of your salary (often a minimum wage of R3500 per month) is spent on transportation to and from work," Beja said. Almost half of South Africans live below the poverty line (R561 per month in July 2019). In peri-urban or township areas, 6 out of 10 people are unemployed, much higher than the 29% nationally, she said.