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(since Oct. 21th 2012)
Many whites argue they had a tough time after the 1994 transition, as equity and empowerment policies ensured economic opportunities were closed off to them.
Others argue that poverty and unemployment figures have risen sharply within the white population.
The SA Institute of Race Relations has published data that shows the truth is very different.
Following the transition, 75% of whites in the country had a matric qualification and just 10% had any higher education.
But by 2012, almost all white children were passing matric while 60% of those aged 20 to 24 were enrolled for higher education.
The comparative figures are that fewer than 50% of black children are going on to pass matric and only 14% of those aged 20 to 24 are currently enrolled for higher education.
This despite the fact that the white share of total tertiary enrolment has dropped from roughly 40% to 20% since 1994, while the black share has increased to 65%.
Between 1994 and 2012, the rate of unemployment among white people increased from 3% to 5.7%.
While this is a significant increase, the actual rate remains remarkably low by national standards. For example, in 2012, 29% of black South Africans were unemployed. Black people were therefore five times more likely to be unemployed.