ARTICLES RELATING TO INEQUALITY

WEF wants to repair capitalism

2017-01-22 05:59

The rising wave of global populism shows why ‘broken’ capitalism needs to bridge the inequality gap, writes Sipho Pityana

Oxfam: Tax-dodging helps these 8 rich men own half world’s wealth – Fair or foul?

2017-01-17 10:07

Corporate tax-dodging, mean wage policies and political power help this exclusive group of 8 - topped by Bill Gates - remain the world's richest, says an Oxfam report.

These 3 billionaires at top of SA's inequality shocker

2017-01-16 14:38

Research by Oxfam shows that the wealth of three South African billionaires is equal to that of the bottom 50% of the population.

Emotional influence is shaping global risks in post-truth world – report

2017-01-13 07:55

Decisions that are influenced by emotions are a major risk to the world in 2017, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report revealed.

What we can do to stop SA catching fire

2016-12-04 06:07

Common sense dictates that inequality is bad for social cohesion, plus it is morally reprehensible.

Revealed: If you earn monthly R12 500, you are classified as ‘rich’ – Govt. wage research

2016-11-30 20:27

A minimum wage is no panacea - radical policy decisions by government are what's needed to make the economy start creating jobs and real wealth by global standards.

Gail Day: Want to increase unemployment? Here’s how…

2016-11-25 12:27

Gail Day looks at the unemployment challenge facing South Africa and says Government needs to have a hard look at itself, because it’s more of the problem than the cure.

SA ranked the top place to be CEO … if you want to be richer than society

2016-11-17 08:11

South Africa tops a global Bloomberg ranking that compares CEO pay to estimated income generated per person.

SA has made progress, but deprivation still bears apartheid scars

2016-11-01 07:20

South Africa has made remarkable progress in redressing its historically and mainly race based deprivations but a lot still needs to be done, explains Professor Ronelle Burger.

Wealth gap: Tax SA super-rich to boost middle class – recommendations

2016-10-12 08:43

Instead of heavier taxes for higher income earners, government should focus on inheritances and other taxes to redistribute from those who are genuinely wealthy, says an analyst.

 

Majozi: Why does anyone care that Christo Wiese, Stephen Saad are ‘stinking rich’?

2017-01-19 13:23

Billionaires started small but had brilliant entrepreneurial minds. Davos should focus on job creation and opportunity instead of 'dubious' reports, says an analyst.

The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.

Wealth shock: 8 men own same as half of world's poorest

2017-01-16 10:26

The gap between rich and the poor is widening, with the world’s richest eight men owning the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, new research reveals.

The shape of our inequalities

2017-01-08 00:08

Grade 12 is just one component of education. With widening inequality, poverty, race and resources thrown into the mix, there is a lot of work to be done to achieve a better future for pupils, writes Mary Metcalfe

SA must tackle dominant firms to achieve better wealth distribution

2016-12-01 07:46

SA needs to take a radically different path if it is going to make its economy more inclusive, says Simon Roberts and Tamara Paremoer.

Minimum wage authors reveal key insights that inspired proposal

2016-11-28 12:09

The proposed national minimum wage is intended to act as a wage floor and to complement, not replace, existing wage setting processes, explain panel members.

Keep your chins up – we’ve come a long way SA! – Pennington

2016-11-23 11:34

A new report shows how far we’ve come in 22 years of democry - read this If corruption and cronyism is tipping you towards believing SA is going to hell in a handbasket.

Friedman: Trump lesson for SA is not to ignore inequality and race

2016-11-14 07:46

America just elected its most dangerous president ever, because it has not dealt with inequality and race. SA's future may be perilous if we ignore this warning, says Steven Friedman.

Children of inequality equals future imperfect

2016-10-24 05:00

Along with failures of political leadership and will, a failure of compassion with ordinary people is crucial to South Africa’s failures, says Mandi Smallhorne.

History of student protests reflects inequality’s grip

2016-10-10 05:30

When several South African universities merged, it was hoped this would improve access and equality, but it had the opposite effect, says Nuraan Davids and Yusef Waghid.

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