SA economy: It's not all doom and gloom

2016-07-21 11:33

Despite South Africans’ tendency to focus on the negative, the local economy still has some positive aspects, says Prof. André Roux, director of the Institute for Futures Research at USB.

Minimum wage could dent inequality, boost GDP

2016-07-20 12:01

A national minimum wage set at a meaningful level will significantly reduce poverty and inequality and give a welcome boost to South Africa’s GDP, new research shows.

That's rich!

2016-01-25 07:27

When the lot of the world's impoverished becomes unbearable, we will all feel the effects, warns Mandi Smallhorne.

How tax havens are widening the inequality gap

2016-01-19 11:00

How the rich are using tax havens to hide their wealth in offshore accounts, leading to inequality and leaving the poor worse off.

Wealth of 62 richest same as 3.6bn people combined

2016-01-18 12:48

The global economy is broken and failing the majority of people, with the richest 1% owning more wealth than the rest of the world combined, according to a report.

Ngcobo: Political leadership failed – Nationalisation ‘economic joke’, need jobs

2015-11-06 07:38

Leftist hogwash is the order of the day with promises of a better future and poor people are being fed a promise which is a one-way ticket to nowhere, says an analyst.

Piketty's wealth tax call 'three years too late'

2015-10-20 11:53

Jobs, education and economic growth are what's needed to truly lift people out of poverty and broaden the country's tax base, says a tax expert.

Matthew Lester: Education lost between HR & CSI – key to addressing inequality

2015-10-12 15:59

Employers are not doing enough to explore what really makes up a true bursary initiative and they are not adequately examining B-BBEE benefits, says Matthew Lester.

Africa is not France, Mr Piketty

2015-10-08 07:36

Socialist solutions which did not even work in Europe are of little use to South Africa - we need to find our own way, says Leopold Scholtz.

Piketty blames apartheid for SA’s high inequality

2015-10-04 10:53

Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty says South Africa needs a progressive tax regime, but to implement it, greater transparency about wealth is necessary.


Affirmative action helps to narrow wage gap - UN paper

2016-07-20 13:11

Employment equity legislation has had some success in addressing discriminatory practices, according to a United Nations research paper.

Free education comes at the cost of equality

2016-02-23 09:54

Prof. Lyn Snodgrass argues that free university tuition, as demanded by the #FeesMustFall movement, will not level the playing field for students as the quality of tertiary education in the country will drop.

Matthew Lester on #FeesMustFall: Don’t give it to the rich

2016-01-24 18:06

Lecturer Matthew Lester says if there’s a blanket approach to the #FeesMustFall problem, there’ll be no winners - In other words don’t give it to the rich.

Free education is a great idea

2016-01-19 07:04

The mistake to avoid is taking wealth from those who own the means of production and giving it to the poor, says Edward Ingram.

Inequality needs to be defused

2015-11-18 07:48

More views from Fin24 users and Mandi Smallhorne as the debate continues around white privilege, guilt and inequality.

A tract on financial stability

2015-10-28 06:20

Interest rates are a price and a part of the tail which the dog must not touch, writes Edward Ingram.

Escape from inequality

2015-10-15 08:04

Move over Piketty - Leopold Scholtz discusses the ideas of Nobel laureate Angus Deaton on this thorny subject.

Wealth tax - the way to end inequality?

2015-10-12 08:15

Let's give some real attention to practical ways we can use the gains of the wealthy to reduce imbalances, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Rock star economist Piketty: BEE not that successful in spreading wealth

2015-10-07 11:54

Once we get past emotion, the crux is whether resources are best applied by those who accumulate them, or by those who requisition them through taxes and levies.

Matthew Lester: Thomas Piketty’s Inequality 101 (Wealth taxes) – no easy solution

2015-10-02 16:46

One would think that inequality in SA has reduced since 1994, but according to Matthew Lester, it’s not going to go away anytime soon.

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