South Africa remains one of the most unequal countries in the world, according to the global Human Development Index in 2020. Business Insider reports that at 63 South Africa has the highest global score on the Gini coefficient index. Furthermore, the wealthiest 10% of South Africa’s population holds more than half the nation’s income, while the poorest 40% of the nation shares just 7.2%. While Statistics South Africa reports that the average formal South African worker earns R22,500 per month, the HDI points to a growing number of citizens living below the international poverty line with the UN noting that 18.9% of the population – some 11 million South Africans – survive on less than $1.90, which converts to just R27.66, a day, or around R800 per month.