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.

Lack of land reform fuels inequality in SA - Piketty

2015-10-01 17:55

Economist Thomas Piketty says a lack of large-scale, forced land redistribution in SA from the rich to the poor has fuelled one of the world’s widest income gaps.

The 21st century plague

2015-09-21 06:00

Widening gaps between the haves and the have-nots present a case for a rethink on how the global economy is run, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Sisters still left behind

2015-08-17 06:58

Mandi Smallhorne takes an ironic look at what women have yet to achieve in SA.

Why do the rich get richer?

2015-04-23 06:30

Economists are divided on how to tackle the chasm between rich and poor, says Leopold Scholtz.

Why Steyn City is not the answer for Joburg

2015-03-13 12:58

Steyn City doesn't solve socio-economic issues facing millions of people living in a fragmented society, according to an urban planning expert.

80 people have the same wealth as 3.5 billion - Oxfam

2015-01-19 07:32

Wealth accumulated by the richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam has said ahead of the annual meeting of the world's most powerful at Davos.

SA policies lift 3.6m out of poverty - report

2014-11-04 17:23

South Africa's fiscal policies lifted 3.6 million people out of poverty in 2010/11, a World Bank report has found.

Social pensions a way to tackle inequality

2014-10-01 08:32

The rising global trend of tax-financed social pensions could be a game-changer in improving the wellbeing of older people, an index has found.

PETITION: 11 year old “willing” rape victim

2014-08-13 15:37

In the face of criminal injustice, especially violence against women, the DPP must appeal.


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.

Inequality is growth’s enemy

2015-09-27 15:59

SA’s biggest challenges are poverty, joblessness and inequality. Addressing inequality might just unlock the growth the country so badly needs, says Kate Philip

Anthea Jeffery: Race-based empowerment sidelines majority – undermines Constitution

2015-08-19 17:31

Anthea Jeffery argues that race-based empowerment helps only a relatively small black elite.

Free market fallacies

2015-07-02 07:39

Higher income benefits could be trickling up instead of down, says Leopold Scholtz.

SA needs a moral makeover

2015-03-20 06:56

Start with the moral collapse in the uppermost ranks of SA polity, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Inequality ignored at Davos - ILO chief

2015-01-20 12:46

World leaders meeting in Davos this week are likely to agree that inequality is a problem but unlikely to do anything about it, says the ILO chief.

Wage growth stagnates, lags pre-crisis rates

2014-12-06 07:10

The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality.

Ramaphosa calls for urgent labour fixes

2014-11-04 11:29

Solutions to income inequality and labour market instability are needed to improve the economy and the lives of millions in SA, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

What is fair in corporate vs labour?

2014-08-14 01:10

Fin24 user Janet Pretorius has been grappling with the subject of the gaping income gap for a couple of years and is still looking for answers on fair pay.

Let's up the minimum wage

2014-07-14 07:18

A higher minimum wage will have a trickle-up economic effect, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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