The human tragedy of South Africa’s inequality

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Murray Leibbrandt contributed to New Frame’s New Economy project, with his article in this series being published on 17 May. The article discusses how inequality has become a particularly important development challenge over the last decade. Various dimensions and characteristics of inequality in South Africa are explained, including geography, social mobility and intergenerational mobility. Though South Africa’s policies have recognized the need to reduce inequality, the myriad policy responses have had limited effect and inequality remains high. A more coordinated approach which centers on addressing inequality is required. Read the article.