# According to Living Wage South Africa Network’s recent research, a significant number of South Africans find themselves underpaid, struggling to meet the cost of living. The findings reveal pervasive underpayment, with data indicating that companies should consider monthly wages ranging from 12-thousand-rand to 15-thousand-rand. The network defines a living wage as essential for individuals to cover necessities, savings, and emergency funds and advocates for a re-evaluation of corporate compensation structures. This research highlights the pressing need for fair compensation, addressing the broader issue of income disparities and financial security for all.
Research has exposed wage discrepancy in South Africa