Zuma: SA better than before
Johannesburg - South Africa is better now than it was before the dawn of democracy, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.
"South Africa is a much better place than it was before 1994, and the last five years have pushed that change forward," Zuma told editors at a breakfast in Johannesburg.
"We have created more jobs, provided social grants... .These have grown from 2.5 million in 1993, to 16 million to date, which is regarded as impressive and progressive for a developing country," he said.
The South African economy had expanded by 83% in the past 19 years.
National income per capita had increased from R27 500 in 1993, to R38 500 in 2012, an increase of 40%.
Household disposable income per capita rose by 43% since 1994. Total employment increased by more than 3.5 million.
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