Since the fall of apartheid, the ANC government has sought to economically empower black South Africans.
South Africa’s pre-dominantly white owned media seems to think that this has been to the disadvantage of whites who have had to leave the country in their hordes to find employment.
Voetsek decided to fact check these claims. Unsurprisingly, it turns out to be yet another myth being peddled by the media.
StatsSA, the government’s statistical agency, evaluated the progress in South Africa’s skilled job market since the fall of apartheid.
Its findings revealed that the number of black skilled workers has gone up only by a marginal 3%, from 15% at the time of the fall of apartheid, to 18% today.
By comparison, the number of white skilled workers has gone up by an astonishing 19%, from 42% in 1994, to 61% today, despite only representing less than 10% of the population.
Keep this in mind the next time you hear that white South Africans have been dealt a raw deal in the job market!