Cape Town – Children are among the hardest hit by poverty, and poor households bear the main responsibility for looking after the largest number of children, the latest South African Child Gauge has shown.

Not only are the country’s children facing gross inequality, but unemployment and poverty means many households cannot financially support their young.

According to the SA Child Gauge, the only publication to provide annual insights into the situation of the country’s children, almost two-thirds (63 percent) of children live below the poverty line of R965 per month.

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