How not to tackle inequality

2018-04-15 09:50

SA stands out as one of the most unequal societies on earth. Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley explore the reasons.

World Bank says SA could halve poverty by 2030

2018-04-11 13:06

The World Bank projects that by 2030 inequality in SA should be back down to its 1994 level, but the state could do more with the right interventions.

South Africans want govt to reduce gap between rich and poor - Oxfam report

2018-01-22 14:56

In a new report the global confederation of charitable organisations Oxfam has warned that inequality is growing worldwide, with wealth gains going to people who are already rich.

On the road to a united SA: what (still) divides us?

2017-12-28 08:00

63% of South Africans agree that reconciliation is impossible for as long as people who were disadvantaged under apartheid remain poor, writes Elnari Potgieter.

Mugabe's hero worshippers' message to South Africans

2017-11-28 07:59

What does Zimbabweans' forgiving attitude towards Robert Mugabe teach us, South Africans? Perhaps it tells us that the continuing inequality along racial lines is our biggest threat, writes Max du Preez.

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.

Study suggests men and women still find working together 'inappropriate'

2017-07-03 16:04

New U.S. survey reveals solo interactions between the sexes in the workplace are still perceived and experienced as awkward. Here's how this can negatively affect women in the workplace.

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.

 

NDP progressing well despite high inequality

2018-04-15 06:00

The National Development Plan has progressed despite a recent report stating that South Africa has the most unequal society in the world.

South Africa’s dangerous triangle of race-class inequality

2018-01-28 06:00

The contemptible living conditions of black children should ignite the conscience of white and black elite groups who enjoy an undeserved wealth, argues Sampie Terreblanche.

Inequality gap widens as world sees record number of billionaires

2018-01-22 09:52

The global economy created a record number of billionaires last year, exacerbating inequality, charity group Oxfam International has said in a new report.

SA inequality grows as rich take larger share - report

2017-12-14 14:57

New research has found that inequality in SA has increased, with wealth becoming ever more concentrated among the rich.

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.

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.

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