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.

Minimum wage: Unemployment, job cuts could soar

2015-11-29 17:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is worried about the number of retrenchments that might follow after the implementation of the national minimum wage.

Wits backs national minimum wage

2015-11-04 21:30

Researchers at Wits University’s Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development have come out in favour of a national minimum wage.

The national minimum wage: How high?

2015-08-23 15:00

The long-promised national minimum wage rise is coming, with the business, labour and government constituencies at Nedlac apparently working towards a deal in time for President Jacob Zuma’s next state of the nation address.

Approach transformation through nation building programmes

2015-06-04 16:09

Herman Mashaba was awarded the Rotary Achiever of the Year Award for 2014, in his acceptance speech he spoke about the need for transformation through nation-building programmes.

LA gives preliminary approval to minimum wage

2015-05-20 10:15

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020, in a victory for labour groups.


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?

Brian Kantor: Minimum Wages – yet another ‘own goal’

2015-12-06 10:18

Government’s National Minimum Wage is being used by the ruling party as a carrot for political survival but won’t cure poverty, says an economist.

Minimum wage could be on cards in 2016 - Oliphant

2015-11-25 15:50

The formalities around the national minimum wage could be completed next year, according to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

UK employers warn govt of minimum pay hike

2015-09-10 10:30

A planned increase in Britain's minimum wage represents a gamble on the part of the government and could curb job growth, says a top representative.

Apartheid-style laws are damaging SA’s employable future

2015-07-21 14:43

Herman Mashaba says the youth need to become architects of their own futures, and calls on government to remove self-inflicted barriers to an employable future.

Los Angeles gives a fresh nod to minimum wage

2015-06-04 08:45

The Los Angeles City Council has given a second nod of approval to a proposal to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour.

Farmworker views on minimum wage to be heard

2015-03-15 15:16

Input from farmworkers will be taken into account when a decision to implement the national minimum wage or not is made, says a committee on labour

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