Minimum wage debate: some salaries higher than you think

2016-08-25 07:38

The raging minimum wage debate must consider sectors already paying workers well above the minimum wage and how they rank, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Ramaphosa appoints panel on minimum wage

2016-08-14 12:50

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a seven-person panel to advise on an appropriate level at which the national minimum wage could be set.

Minimum wage would cut poverty and boost growth in SA

2016-08-03 06:53

Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality, says Gilad Isaacs.

Why national minimum wage is good for SA economy

2016-07-26 18:59

A national minimum wage may not necessarily lead to job losses, as expected, but could boost productivity in workers, which can positively impact economic growth.

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.

Minimum wage could be agreed soon

2016-06-13 20:23

After months of wrangling, the combined trade unions represented at Nedlac may at last be reaching an agreed position on a national minimum wage.

Minimum wage for hospitality industry

2016-04-19 18:38

Minimum wage increases will come into effect for the hospitality industry on July 1 and will be applicable until June 30 2017.

Red tape, minimum wage strangle economy - FMF

2016-03-21 16:24

The government must take a serious look at the red tape curtailing the financial services sector - the lifeblood of the economy, urges the Free Market Foundation.

Better pay for workers in Brazil, Argentina and South Africa

Scholar Christiaan Meiring considers the implementation on national minimum wage in developing and developed countries. He argues a socially-oriented policy framework and minimum wage is unlikely to lead to a ratings downgrade.

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How to fix SA's labour market

2016-02-25 15:48

What is feeding SA's unemployment problem and how do we begin to effectively address the massive issues that plague the labour market?


The type of minimum wage SA actually needs

2016-08-19 19:52

South Africa needs a differentiated multi-minimum wage arrangement that must be complemented by other policy measures, cautions Nafcoc.

How a minimum wage can help SA

2016-08-12 15:49

A national minimum wage can play an important part in expanding South Africa's economy in a balanced and sustainable manner, says an analyst.

The flaw in the minimum wage debate

2016-07-26 21:00

The latest suggestion maintains the higher basic wage would provide an impetus to the local economy, but reveals the danger of regarding elements of it in isolation.

Minimum wage of R8 000 decent, says social body

2016-07-22 13:32

South Africa's minimum wage should be set at R8 000 at least if households are to have the chance of leading a dignified basic lifestyle, says a social action group.

How exorbitant exec pay stacks up against minimum wage demands

2016-07-15 17:24

Regulation of executive pay can help ease the huge discrepancies between minimum wage demands and excessive salary increases for executives, says an analyst.

The minimum wage debate

2016-05-16 07:28

Mandi Smallhorne says the big question around the minimum wage issue is how to drive the demand for products and services that create employment.

The desirability of a national minimum wage policy

2016-04-07 06:47

Implementing a national minimum wage in an economy tasked with creating jobs in a low-growth rut, is at best a risky experiment, says Jac Laubscher.

Cabinet sheds light on minimum wage and drought

2016-03-08 10:35

It is premature to declare the drought a national disaster and efforts are being made to finalise implementation of a minimum wage, say Cabinet ministers.

National minimum wage could narrow wealth gap

Implementing a moderate national minimum wage could narrow the gap between rich and poor in South Africa. This is according to scholar Christiaan Meiring who won the 2015 Nedbank Old Mutual Budget Speech competition in the undergraduate category.

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Zuma performs balancing act on minimum wage

2016-02-11 22:24

A national minimum wage will go a long way to improve labour relations in South Africa, but it must not undermine job creation, President Jacob Zuma has said.

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