People who are disappointed with the ANC don't see opposition parties as offering an alternative, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
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New research has found that inequality in SA has increased, with wealth becoming ever more concentrated among the rich.
There's yet more evidence that Thomas Piketty may have got it wrong on what causes global inequality.
Employers are not doing enough to explore what really makes up a true bursary initiative and they are not adequately examining B-BBEE benefits, says Matthew Lester.
Socialist solutions which did not even work in Europe are of little use to South Africa - we need to find our own way, says Leopold Scholtz.
Thomas Piketty has been on the defensive for months.
Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty says South Africa needs a progressive tax regime, but to implement it, greater transparency about wealth is necessary.
Economist Thomas Piketty says a lack of large-scale, forced land redistribution in SA from the rich to the poor has fuelled one of the world’s widest income gaps.
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has attracted attention not because it crusades against inequality, but because of its central thesis that capital ‘mechanically produces arbitrary, unsustainable inequalities’, which inevitably lead the world to misery, violence and war, and will continue to do so in this century. Piketty’s critics have offered only technical objections, which Hernando de Soto says are wrong.
Thomas Piketty has shown that Russia has been plundered by an oligarchy that has achieved an extraordinary wealth concentration.
South Africans are fed up with the country's current economic structure and the EFF's message is beginning to resonate with the majority, maintains Dali Mpofu.
Let's give some real attention to practical ways we can use the gains of the wealthy to reduce imbalances, says Mandi Smallhorne.
Once we get past emotion, the crux is whether resources are best applied by those who accumulate them, or by those who requisition them through taxes and levies.
French economist Thomas Piketty yesterday said a wealth tax and minimum wage could begin to ameliorate South Africa’s sky-high wealth gap. His book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has recalibrated the global discussion on inequality.
One would think that inequality in SA has reduced since 1994, but according to Matthew Lester, it’s not going to go away anytime soon.
World famous rock-star economist Thomas Piketty missed his flight to South Africa late last night – due to insufficient pages in his passport.
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