Women earn over 28% less than men in South Africa

29 November 2018 

The gender pay gap currently sits at 20%, according to the 2018/2019  Global Wage Report

The report, which covers 70 countries and about 80% of the wage employees worldwide, showed that women, on average, earn 20% less than men based on monthly earnings.

According to the report, South Africa has a mean gender pay gap of 28.6% among the 70 countries, with different economic standings.

Sierra Leone has the highest gender pay gap for monthly earnings at 46.6% followed by The Gambia at 44.3% and Pakistan at 42.9%. 

The gender pay gap has been at the centre of many discussions in industries across the board.

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