State of poverty in South Africa and Gauteng

The effect of analysing poverty using different poverty lines, namely Food Poverty, Lower-Bound and Upper-Bound on Gauteng, Limpopo and South Africa are presented here. The higher the poverty line is lifted the more people fall below it. Similarly, different poverty measures such as Poverty Headcount, the Poverty Gap and Poverty Severity result in different poverty statistics. The three lines and measures discussed here are combined into the graphs below, depicting how Gauteng and South Africa fare with regards to different poverty measurements. Limpopo is used here as a provincial comparison to Gauteng.