The agency responsible for producing SA’s official statistics has still not received the bulk of the funding necessary for it to conduct the all-important income and expenditure survey which among other things measures the extent of poverty in the country.

No such survey has been conducted since 2013/2014 meaning that there is no up to date picture of poverty in the country which worsened considerably during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is usually carried out every five years. ..

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