South African Whites Earn 6 Times More Than Blacks

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  • JOHANNESBURG (AP) — White South Africans earn six times more than black South Africans nearly two decades after the end of apartheid and much remains to be done to reduce the disparities between rich and poor, the president said after the release of the country's census.

    "These figures tell us at the bottom of the rung is the black majority who continue to be confronted by deep poverty, unemployment, and inequality, despite the progress that we have made since 1994," President Jacob Zuma said of the South Africa Census 2011 released on Tuesday.

    On the positive side, people's access to basic services, such as clean water, electricity and garbage removal has more than doubled in the same amount of time, he said. And more South African dwellings have TVs than refrigerators and more cellphones than electric or gas stoves, the census said.

    South Africa's population has increased by 7 million people in the last decade to 51.8 million by October 2011, according to the census. And for the first time in the three censuses conducted since 1994, the number of people identifying themselves as colored — a term used by the government for people of mixed race — is higher, at 4.62 million, than those who describe themselves as white at 4.59 million. More than 41 million describe themselves as black and 1.3 million as Indian or Asian.

    A breakdown of the population also shows that close to 60 percent of the population is under 35. There are more children under the age of four, with 5.6 million, than in each of the 5-to-9 or 10-to-14 age brackets.

    The average household income in South Africa has more than doubled in the past decade, according to the census, which said that households earned an average of 48,000 rand ($6,000) per year in 2001 compared to 103,204 rand ($12,900) by October 2011.

    Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said the income distribution among race and gender groups was the most startling of the figures.

    "It confirms our worst fears and I think it presents us with an enormous challenge," he said.

    The average annual income for black households was 60,613 rand ($7,500) in 2011, according to the census, while white households earned an average of 365,134 rand ($45,600) per year.

    Meanwhile, households headed by women earned on average 67,330 rand ($8,400) in 2011, compared to 128,329 rand ($16,000) for male counterparts.

    The census figures on services said nearly 1.3 million households did not have access to piped water, and the majority of those households are black.

    Poverty also remains an issue with more than 1.2 million "informal" dwellings around the nation, including squatter camps, but not including the 712, 956 shacks. And while just over 8.2 million households have flushing toilets that connect to a sewage system, 748,597 households around the country have no toilets at all.

    "Much remains to be done to further improve the livelihoods of our people especially in terms of significant disparities that still exist between the rich and poor," said President Zuma. "Government departments must now use this information wisely in planning for the extension of services."

    He referenced a National Development Plan to eliminate poverty, reduce inequality and address the problem of unemployment. The plan says that the poor should be able to have a toilet, clean water, food, stable housing and heat by the year 2030. It also says that each community will have a school, library, teachers, a police station with "upright" police and a health clinic with nurses.

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    1. Well iam 100% zimbabwean bitter and angry to hear that the white people are earning 6 times more than the country natives.f_k reconciliation f_k all them back to europe give them their possessions and money they stole we dont care as the english say f_k them off.i had to flee my country being a graduate iam a refugee in uk nw and all non eu people not allowed to work and treated as asylum seekers.If they was equality in south africa I will be working there.whats wrong with positive racism.nw they say mandela is a hero and mugabe is a tyrant I dont think so.black youths are forming militias in africa because they are unemployed and have no future in their own countries.these boers should go back to europe.Why are zulus xhosas tolerating people who are racists ,form right wing parties,mercenaries and thieves.In zimbabwe that wont happen otherwise we will fight them us shonas and ndebeles.our ancestors suffered because they were too nice.i have lived in uk and iam nw against only white people especially in africa.i will go back and fight despite being a niceman,iam no longer nice .South africa is polluted with mine slavery guns and apatheid is still there.Blacks should challenge the anc and form proper nationalist black parties inclusive of all tribes.Britain does nt want to give black africans work permits but south africa is giving white british permits.these people should go to other european countries FUCK THEM AFRIKANERS BACK TO EUROPE PERIOD

    2. I stand corrected about posting 4 times , I made an honest mistake.
      I am glad that we both believe in researching the truth. Also a good source is U Tube “Cuba In Angola” & Cuba In Africa all narrated by ex CIA and African American Brothers who were there

    3. Ask Yourself why did 6 million White South African Flee South Africa after the war with Cuba? Simple You Loose You Flee.
      Nelson Mandela had to negotiate with powerful Gold & Diamond Corporation in order to avoid total economical collapse as a result of millions White Afrikaners leaving . At least the White People can’t Torture Blacks like they used to . Economically it’s a different story, The Huge Corporation are paying of Black Leaders to control Black workers.

    4. South Africa was not freed through peace demonstration . Read about Africa Silent War that was never ever mentioned in the news, because White South Africa Lost To Cuba
      Cuban Soldiers went to free Angola , because the Then Mighty White South African Army (Just As Strong As Israels Army) backed by Ronald Reagan , Kissinger, Dick Chenney, and Great Britain .
      The Tank Battles were almost equal to those in North Africa During World War II between The allies and Nazi Germany.
      South African Air force F16 & French Mirage Jets were soundly destroyed by Cuban Air force MIG Jet Fighters.
      Cuba was the only nation that stood with South African Blacks. over 4,000 Cuban soldiers died in the defeat of Racist South Africa.

    5. @ africanwarrior: Why did you post the same thing 4 times.
      I Didn’t know about cuba thanks for the info.I’ll have to do some research on that I will know about it if true. But what are you talking about “at least the White People can’t Torture Blacks like they used to” poverty is torture. And as far as Mandela he should’ve let all the white people leave, and so what if the economical system collapsed at least when it came back it would be the Blacks. That’s what was ment by moses taking the people into the dessert to find their own its not easy but it would be blacks making 6 times more then whites instead.The powerful Gold & Diamond corporation Should be owned by blacks. I still say the Zulus was right all the whites sould’ve left. (All) The Blacks in America have a fear of the dessert to we don’t need them period. We are a nation within a nation capable of generating our own capital to build up our neighborhoods and produce black employment a Black National Treasury is the start. Peace CM.

    6. cm20 is absolutely correct, and has a good handle on South AfricanPolitics .
      After the fall of apartheid , the White Afrikaner population fell from 9 Million down to approx. 5 Million , the 5 million Whites control the economy ,Zulus and Nkosas are at each others throat , while the White Afrikaner are stealing money .
      It should be noted that That The reason The White Afrikaner Government fell was due to the defeat of the Mighty White South African Army(at One Time Equal To Israels Army) in 10Yrs Brutal wars Angola & Namibia by the Cuban Army who dealt a fatal Blow To The White Supremacist Army At Quito Cuanavales , Angola in 1986, Cuban Soldiers were on their way to take over the whole of South Africa hadn’t it been for Ronald Reagan and his key adviser Dick Chenney who negotiated a cease fire between Cuba, White South Africa and The USA ,Israel was a key Ally of White South Africa. Remember White People didn’t give up their Military power voluntarily . Whiet South Africa Lost The War , and shortly thereafter Nelso Mandela was released from Robin Island Prison . Nelson Mandela Went To Havana to thank Cuba for helping free South Africa, Cuba was The Game Changer. White people never wanted to admit that Non White People Beat Them in Wars.

    7. cm20 is absolutely correct, and has a good handle on South AfricanPolitics .
      After the fall of apartheid , the White Afrikaner population fell from 9 Million down to approx. 5 Million , the 5 million Whites control the economy ,Zulus and Nkosas are at each others throat , while the White Afrikaner are stealing money .
      It should be noted that That The reason The White Afrikaner Government fell was due to the defeat of the Mighty White South African Army(at One Time Equal To Israels Army) in 10Yrs Brutal wars Angola & Namibia by the Cuban Army who dealt a fatal Blow To The White Supremacist Army At Quito Cuanavales , Angola in 1986, Cuban Soldiers were on their way to take over the whole of South Africa hadn’t it been for Ronald Reagan and his key adviser Dick Chenney who negotiated a cease fire between Cuba, White South Africa and The USA ,Israel was a key Ally of White South Africa. Remember White People didn’t give up their Military power voluntarily . Whiet South Africa Lost The War , and shortly thereafter Nelso Mandela was released from Robin Island Prison . Nelson Mandela Went To Havana to thank Cuba for helping free South Africa, Cuba was The Game Changer. White people never wanted to admit that Non White People Beat Them in Wars.

    8. cm20 is absolutely correct, and has a good handle on South AfricanPolitics .
      After the fall of apartheid , the White Afrikaner population fell from 9 Million down to approx. 5 Million , the 5 million Whites control the economy ,Zulus and Nkosas are at each others throat , while the White Afrikaner are stealing money .
      It should be noted that That The reason The White Afrikaner Government fell was due to the defeat of the Mighty White South African Army(at One Time Equal To Israels Army) in 10Yrs Brutal wars Angola & Namibia by the Cuban Army who dealt a fatal Blow To The White Supremacist Army At Quito Cuanavales , Angola in 1986, Cuban Soldiers were on their way to take over the whole of South Africa hadn’t it been for Ronald Reagan and his key adviser Dick Chenney who negotiated a cease fire between Cuba, White South Africa and The USA ,Israel was a key Ally of White South Africa. Remember White People didn’t give up their Military power voluntarily . Whiet South Africa Lost The War , and shortly thereafter Nelso Mandela was released from Robin Island Prison . Nelson Mandela Went To Havana to thank Cuba for helping free South Africa, Cuba was The Game Changer. White people never wanted to admit that Non White People Beat Them in Wars.

    9. cm20 is absolutely correct, and has a good handle on South AfricanPolitics .
      After the fall of apartheid , the White Afrikaner population fell from 9 Million down to approx. 5 Million , the 5 million Whites control the economy ,Zulus and Nkosas are at each others throat , while the White Afrikaner are stealing money .
      It should be noted that That The reason The White Afrikaner Government fell was due to the defeat of the Mighty White South African Army(at One Time Equal To Israels Army) in 10Yrs Brutal wars Angola & Namibia by the Cuban Army who dealt a fatal Blow To The White Supremacist Army At Quito Cuanavales , Angola in 1986, Cuban Soldiers were on their way to take over the whole of South Africa hadn’t it been for Ronald Reagan and his key adviser Dick Chenney who negotiated a cease fire between Cuba, White South Africa and The USA ,Israel was a key Ally of White South Africa. Remember White People didn’t give up their Military power voluntarily . Whiet South Africa Lost The War , and shortly thereafter Nelso Mandela was released from Robin Island Prison . Nelson Mandela Went To Havana to thank Cuba for helping free South Africa, Cuba was The Game Changer. White people never wanted to admit that Non White People Beat Them in Wars.

    10. The Zulus where right they wanted all the white people to get out, the whites was packing their stuff and getting in their boats and leaving. Then came the big sell out half president mendella and the ANC. A fight between the Zulus and the African National Congress who was backed by the whites. And now look. Peace and love to the Zulus. (Another Black sell out)

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