ARTICLES RELATING TO INEQUALITY

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.

The inequality debate

2014-06-19 07:09

A democracy must find the balance between freedom and equality, says Leopold Scholtz.

SA's post-election path

2014-05-15 07:29

The big question is how the ANC will work with voters' trust, says Leopold Scholtz.

Redistribution and growth

2014-05-08 07:45

Can redistribution promote growth through greater equality, asks Jac Laubscher.

The short-termism plague

2014-04-03 07:17

Are South Africa’s policies promoting progress or regress, asks Geoffrey Chapman.

Power and money in spotlight at UWC

2014-03-09 09:02

The wage and welfare gap is proving a potent political weapon, and it was wielded with considerable effect at a UWC mass meeting.

Manuel: Invest in people, not minerals

2013-09-04 11:21

South Africans need to harness collective power to promote social economic development, says Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel.

 

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.

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.

SA striking itself into poverty

2014-06-06 06:57

With millions of work days lost, South Africa is clearly striking itself into a low growth trap and increasing inequality, warns economist Mike Schüssler.

Africa must do more to tackle inequality

2014-05-08 11:31

African governments should work harder to ensure the benefits of a decade of economic growth are spread equitably, says a report by ex-UN head Kofi Annan.

Rich man, poor man

2014-04-24 07:28

Culture change from below is the only way to overcome poverty, says Leopold Scholtz.

The price of inequality

2014-03-13 07:18

Leopold Scholtz looks at the tricky balance between growth and freedom.

Invest in education, urges Marcus

2013-10-30 09:07

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the most important investment of all is in young people's education, as this can break SA's cycle of inequality and poverty.

A cure for our ills?

2013-03-11 07:37

Chavez' economic heresies make a lot of sense, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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