Black South Africans still struggle
New research reveals at least half of black South Africans have difficulty surviving. Many cannot reach the poverty level income of $42 per month.
Incomes in South African black households fell by 19% between 1995 and 2000, while white household incomes rose by 15%, according to the development research body id21.
Last year, two out of three black households in Cape Town townships did not have enough food to eat.
More than a decade after the end of apartheid, most of the country's resources and opportunities remain in the hands of the white minority. Poor South Africans' lives are further complicated by an AIDS crisis that impacts more than ten percent of the population.