This is the average salary in SA - and it's not keeping up with inflation
According to Stats SA (link to http://www.statssa.gov.za/?p=14164 ), the average monthly salary in South Africa was just over R23 000. This was higher than in 2019 (by 3.1%) but did not keep up with the rate of inflation (at 3.2%). There was also a sharp drop in employment in 2020 and, those who kept their jobs, lost R13 billion in bonuses and overtime in December 2020. Workers in the construction industry were worst hit.