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Gigaba’s 're-engineered' growth, transformation model

2017-10-25 15:50

SA is still battling with the legacies of the past, which have contributed to persistent inequality, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

'Tax the rich' is IMF's unlikely new mantra in fight with Trump

2017-10-12 13:16

A new IMF paper argues that developed nations can share prosperity more evenly, without sacrificing growth, by shifting the income-tax burden onto the rich.

Speaking to our parents: how is this freedom?

2017-08-17 08:02

To us who have only known democracy the concept of a rainbow nation rings hollow. How is this freedom when the very land we now move freely upon still does not belong to us, writes Ashanti Kunene.

CEO pay debate heats up as Apple's Tim Cook takes home R7.3m a day

2017-06-30 12:38

A report has revealed that 25 of the leading S&P 500 CEOs took home about R21.5bn in 2016, with Apple CEO Tim Cook leading the pack with $145m (R1.9bn).

SA economy no longer stable - Fragile States Index

2017-06-25 12:26

South Africa’s economy has caused it to decline significantly on the 2017 Fragile States Index and the country is no longer regarded as stable.

Weep for an unequal society

2017-06-05 05:00

We need to create a kinder, more egalitarian society and get rid of the canker that’s eating our democracy and freedom alive, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Seven out of 10 top SA managers are still white

2017-05-11 08:48

Government has fined 21 companies and plans to penalise more for failing to comply with laws that compel them to employ more black citizens to help reduce inequality, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

VAT could generate more revenue than wealth tax - expert

2017-02-20 15:09

Increasing the VAT rate would make a bigger contribution to narrowing the tax gap than a raise in the wealth tax, says an expert.

Majozi: Why does anyone care that Christo Wiese, Stephen Saad are ‘stinking rich’?

2017-01-19 13:23

Billionaires started small but had brilliant entrepreneurial minds. Davos should focus on job creation and opportunity instead of 'dubious' reports, says an analyst.

The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.

 

Is wealth inequality a problem?

2017-10-19 06:01

Wealth creation is a moral process because it is up to each one of us to use our minds to survive and thrive in this world, says Chris Hattingh.

Social bomb ticking as fin sector drags transformation feet, Parly hears

2017-09-06 13:21

Transformation in the financial sector cannot continue at a snail’s pace because high levels of frustration points to a “huge social explosion looming”, an interim report says.

The art of broken pieces

2017-07-02 06:11

Be wary of those who profess to heal the cracks that mark our country but speak of all else but growth in the economy, writes Tiego Moseneke.

Why R69 000 a day for JSE Top 100 execs will destroy capitalism

2017-06-28 13:28

A Deloitte report that reveals JSE Top 100 company executives earn on average about R69 000 a day points to why capitalism will fail, not only in South Africa, but around the world.

How social status drives our consumption – and inequality

2017-06-08 11:52

To some people, outward appearances matter a great deal, but buying expensive products to signal to others that we have money may only help to widen the wealth gap.

Gordhan warns that inequality could lead to revolt

2017-05-28 06:00

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has highlighted that one of the dangers of an unequal economy is that the population could rise up in protest.

OPINION: Ending inequality the only way to save SA's fading rainbow

2017-04-11 20:18

Businesses must actively drive South Africa's transformation process or risk opportunists exploiting the needs of the poor for selfish gain, says a top Zimbabwean academic.

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

Oxfam: Tax-dodging helps these 8 rich men own half world’s wealth – Fair or foul?

2017-01-17 10:07

Corporate tax-dodging, mean wage policies and political power help this exclusive group of 8 - topped by Bill Gates - remain the world's richest, says an Oxfam report.

These 3 billionaires at top of SA's inequality shocker

2017-01-16 14:38

Research by Oxfam shows that the wealth of three South African billionaires is equal to that of the bottom 50% of the population.

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