Sugar daddy capitalism: even the world’s oldest profession is being uberised

2019-01-18 19:24

Sugar baby websites are as disruptive to government systems just as platforms like Uber have been to highly regulated taxi industries.

Labour needs a new revolution

2018-08-26 07:42

Capitalism is not dying, although it is obviously gravely ill. But this global system, based on competition and the accumulation of private profit, is also extremely resilient, says Terry Bell.

Trade war or capitalist crisis, again?

2018-07-22 11:41

The private ownership of the means of production has become a massive barrier to economic development, writes Chris Maxon.

Why capitalism wins. And how a simple accounting move can defeat it

2017-10-10 07:29

A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself, explains Lorenzo Fioramonti.

Like China, SA can uplift millions out of poverty

2017-05-12 05:00

Free market reforms freed more than 800 million Chinese from poverty in the shortest time ever recorded or known in human history, says Temba Nolutshungu.

WEF is the death knell of capitalism

2017-01-22 06:36

Davos attendees may still be the global elite,but their days are numbered, writes Terry Bell

SA capitalists on investment strike - Numsa

2016-12-13 14:26

Big business in South Africa have been on a “capital strike” in recent years, not investing back into the economy, says the National Union of Metalworkers SA.

Only 1% growth will mean 80 000 jobs for SA - Zuma

2016-10-06 07:45

A 1% economic growth rate for South Africa will translate into over 80 000 jobs, while 3% will enable the country to create over 300 000 jobs, says President Jacob Zuma.

Can the South African government afford free education?

2015-10-23 10:57

In a democracy, we’re supposed to be inclusive, but our current university system boasts exclusivity (to certain groups of people). #FeesMustFall

No mincing words with former USSR economics advisor Yuri Maltsev

2015-01-14 07:36

Yuri Maltsev offered some fascinating insights into his experiences with socialism versus economics, and the link therein with human freedom.


Ferial Haffajee: So a really rich white guy said really dumb things, and you're surprised?

2018-12-05 16:30

Does Johann Rupert still define South African capitalism? Not really, says Ferial Haffajee.

Confusing ‘big business’ with ‘free market’

2018-07-26 11:13

Many have a very dim view of the free market. But before blaming the system, it’s important to understand how competition can benefit the ordinary worker and consumer.

History explains why South Africans on the left argue for free passes for the rich

2017-12-05 10:30

The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, here argue for them, writes Steven Friedman.

Consumers should be producers

2017-07-30 05:52

Since the advent of colonialism, which introduced the then foreign concept of the land tenure system and capitalism in rural communities, we have literally been reduced to consumption-oriented communities with interest in the production of food and basic commodities, writes Livhuwani Matsila.

What makes a nation great?

2017-01-29 06:09

Greatness certainly needs dedication to moral integrity, which requires, at the vvery least, consistent honesty, writes Martin Prozesky.

WEF wants to repair capitalism

2017-01-22 05:59

The rising wave of global populism shows why ‘broken’ capitalism needs to bridge the inequality gap, writes Sipho Pityana

Inside labour: Can capitalism live with socialism?

2016-10-23 06:09

Karl Marx must be spinning in his grave in London’s Highgate Cemetery. His name, with an apparent nod to his ideas, has been quoted approvingly at a conference of institutional investors in New York.

Chris Hattingh: Capitalism – the only moral economic system

2016-07-18 17:42

Capitalism is the only moral system because it respects the individual's volitional reason to engage with others and further their happiness as they see fit, says an analyst.

Lest we forget: Steve Biko never forgot his purpose in life

2015-09-18 09:50

In Biko’s understanding, human life was immeasurable in monetary worth and infinitely priceless – ubuntu.

Abandon capitalist system - Numsa

2014-03-02 13:54

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has called for capitalism to be abandoned, saying it has failed South Africans.

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