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.

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.


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.

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.

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