ARTICLES RELATING TO INEQUALITY

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.

Is BEE #feesmustfall solution? Riaz Gardee says can reduce fees by 66%

2016-10-05 19:53

A financial analyst suggests the private sector should obtain BEE credits in exchange for university funding, crunching numbers to a 66% reduction in fees.

Wealth inequality may not work the way Piketty thinks

2016-08-09 08:42

There's yet more evidence that Thomas Piketty may have got it wrong on what causes global inequality.

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.

 

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.

Gender discrimination: Naming, shaming asset managers

2016-08-09 11:00

If gender discrimination isn’t an issue, why do some of the world’s largest asset managers refuse to divulge their employment breakdowns?

Tshwane beats Jozi, CT in highest per capita personal income

2016-08-08 21:30

Tshwane has the highest nominal personal income per capita in SA, followed by Johannesburg and Cape Town, according to a Standard Bank analysis.

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.

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