ARTICLES RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE

Graham Sell: Divisive and destructive politics – but Govt not only to blame.

2016-12-01 16:54

While 21st century politics is built on divisions created, are governments solely to blame for the situation the world finds itself in?

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.

Between two worlds

2016-11-27 09:37

Meet the man who headed the much-discussed panel that proposed SA’s new minimum wage.

Inside Labour: R3 440 is too little, too late

2016-11-27 05:53

For many in the labour movement this wage announcement was expected to be a watershed moment, such expectations were naive, writes Terry Bell

Economist raises alarm over 'damaging interventionist policies'

2016-11-24 13:02

As unemployment figures reach a 13-year high, an economist cautions that damaging policies are depriving the local economy of its vitality and adaptability.

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WATCH: How does SA's proposed minimum wage compare with other countries?

South Africa's proposed National Minimum Wage of R3500 is being rejected by several organisations, while some are calling for the scrapping of a NMW altogether. Watch.

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R3 500 pay below poverty wage - NGO

2016-11-22 06:56

A national minimum wage proposal of R3 500 – if divided by the average number of people in a typical South African household – is below the current poverty wage.

Minimum wage: Special dispensation for small businesses needed

2016-11-21 18:38

A national minimum wage across the board will not necessarily benefit the most vulnerable workers in South Africa, say interest groups in the small business sector.

New minimum wage an insult

2016-11-21 16:23

The proposed minimum wage is an insult to workers and their families and will only lead to more crime.

Protecting Gordhan's job could deter ratings downgrade - economist

2016-11-21 12:21

Ratings agencies will in all likelihood hold off on a sovereign ratings downgrade as such a move could justify the removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, says an economist.

 

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.

Editorial: The magic wage number

2016-11-27 14:54

"This is not a living wage. We have to be clear on that."

The real power of R20

2016-11-27 06:04

The new national minimum wage amount of R3 500 is a hypothetical outcome and focusing on it would be unwise,

Inside Labour: High hopes dashed

2016-11-25 05:01

Shattered expectations around a minimum wage leave the jobless and the working poor with prospects that seem even bleaker than before, says Terry Bell.

Minimum wage policy 'regressive', says Peter Attard Montalto

2016-11-22 19:02

A national minimum wage will have a long term impact on the economy, which may not have the capacity to support it, says economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Stinging attack on Ramaphosa over 'slave wages'

2016-11-22 13:32

Metalworkers union Numsa has criticised Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for trying to legislate what it calls "slave wages for blacks and Africans”.

How experts arrived at SA's R3 500 minimum wage figure

2016-11-21 20:08

The panel of experts tasked to determine the proposed minimum wage chose a figure that would not lead to job loss.

Proposed R3 500 minimum wage sparks heated debate

2016-11-21 17:21

Experts are divided on whether a proposed minimum wage is a positive development for South Africa's economy.

The dilemma that is the minimum wage

2016-11-21 12:26

While the minimum wage might be a glimmer of hope to some, there is still a long way to go in terms of bridging the inequality gap in South Africa.

EFF rejects proposed minimum wage, ANC welcomes it

2016-11-20 20:17

The EFF has slammed the proposed National Minimum wage of R3500 per month, announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, while the ANC has welcomed it.

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