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Remittance woes for South Africa workers

Migrant workers pay high fees for money transfers, but have no choice if they want money to reach home.

Last Modified: 20 May 2013 10:49
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Migrant workers employed in South Africa pay among the highest charges in the world to send their money back home.

The World Bank estimates that as much as 21 percent of the money set aside for family members back home is spent on simply getting it there.

Workers have little choice, however, if they want to make sure their cash reaches their families.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg.

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