Whites Are Not Allowed Access to the Labour Market: are they counted as 'unemployed' or not?
This 'odd discrepancy' has a great deal to do with the fact that many hundreds of thousands of whites were kicked from their jobs under the ANC-regime's black-economic-empowerment laws.
South Africa is the only country in the world which has made laws to 'protect the black majority' from the 'white minority' by creating labour-restriction laws against whites.
There now are many unemmployable 'whites' scattered in many dozens of little white squatter camps all over the country. These are mostly Afrikaner working class artisans, former mineworkers, former municipal officials and former municipal engineers from sewerage plants) who are not 'actively looking for work' because they are not ELIGIBLE to even access the job market.
Many survive by eking out a living with little odd jobs, artisan work, delivery work, parttime employment to keep their families alive. Alas when one writes about 'statistics' one does tend to lose track of the inhumanity of such a system which restricts well-qualified people from even access the labour market because they are paler-skinned than the rest of the population. The South African regime might as well put up signs everywhere saying 'No Whites Allowed'.