YouTube pays $1800 to $5000 for every 1 million views in South Africa. The amount of money generated through AdSense depends on the length of the video, quality of the video, watch time, niche and the Geographical location of views. If more than 50% of views are from South Africa, then average income will be $2000 per 1 million views.
The type of niche contributes a lot to the income figures of a YouTube channel. Niches related to personal finance, business, education, technology and health generate more income than those related to lifestyle and entertainment. With 1 million views specifically on the high paying niches, YouTube will pay an average of $3000 .In case your channel attracts more than 605 of views from USA,you can make even $5000 per 1 million views.
The length of the video is also another factor. A high quality video which is long enough will generate handsome revenues. Your video should be at least 10 minutes long.Each video should also have one or two adverts.
The moment you start getting 1 million views per month, expect to earn at least $2000 from YouTube.
AdSense pays extremely well for South African traffic, better than any other country in Africa. The traffic pays even better than some of other developed countries.