SA National debt

South Africa’s national debt has risen sharply over the past 12 months which places an incredible strain on the economy and the taxpayer.

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SA debt counter

With debt at 54% of our total GDP, our interest payment alone is estimated at over R158bn per year – 12% of the total taxes collected by SARS.

Each South African citizen, man, woman and child has been lumped with R49,282 of government debt. This is not your personal debt, this is debt incurred by our government which has to be paid back by taxpayers.

Interest per Year R158,336,995,848
Interest per Second R5,021
Debt per Citizen R49,285
Debt as % of GDP 53.98%
Population 54,500,000

Debt clock and all live information provided by http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org

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