Whites still earning three times more than blacks in SA

2019-11-15 08:39

Whites in South Africa earned three times more than blacks on average, two decades after the demise of apartheid, according to Statistics SA.

Sifiso Skenjana: Why SARS must push harder for a progressive income and wealth tax

2019-07-23 05:00

It's time SARS got serious about pushing for a more progressive income tax for high earners and a wealth tax for the ultra-high net worth individuals, says Sifiso Skenjana.

Drone photos of Joburg, Cape Town, and Durban show how rich and poor live side by side

2019-07-09 06:18

Photographer Johnny Miller's project Unequal Scenes has been featured on the cover of Time magazine.

SA's inequality is not just staying put, it's on the increase - Moody's report

2019-06-20 08:04

The Moody's report came out ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on Thursday, where South Africans are expecting him to address low growth, announce assistance for ailing entities and introduce measures to address inequality.

Five young economists to listen to

2018-12-18 13:50

... and how their ideas might shape our future, according to finweek contributor Johan Fourie.

Manuel: Send VBS perpetrators to jail

2018-10-23 12:25

'R2bn was stolen from very poor people. The people who stole it must go to jail,' the former finance minister has said.

Lameez Omarjee: A millennial's guide to apartheid heritage

2018-09-30 08:17

Lameez Omarjee considers some of the legacies of apartheid South African millennials are trying to navigate, while working towards reducing inequality in the country.

Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

2018-08-29 08:29

We need to stop seeing race, religion and other identities as side issues when we try to understand economies and politics, writes Steven Friedman.

Here's how long you would have to work to afford an iPhone X

2018-07-25 21:55

The average Jo'burger would have to work around 292 hours to pay for an iPhone X, while in Zurich you'd have to work just 38.

Radical economic transformation of State only way to eradicate inequality

2018-06-26 08:55

The surest way to ameliorate inequality is radical economic transformation – if by that one means that the three levels of government, entire bureaucracy and state-owned companies is radically transformed, writes Max du Preez.


OPINION: Facial analysis AI is being used in job interviews. Here's why that will reinforce inequality

2019-10-12 08:30

Artificial intelligence and facial analysis software is becoming commonplace in job interviews. The technology, developed by US company HireVue, analyses the language and tone of a candidate’s voice and records their facial expressions as they are videoed answering identical questions.

Sifiso Skenjana: Here's how corporates can help beat poverty in SA

2019-07-15 19:41

Absenteeism, presenteeism and other widespread costs are all linked to poverty, and it's in the interests of corporates to mitigate their effects, says Sifiso Skenjana.

Why SA needs a wealth tax

2019-04-30 20:01

Despite significant efforts by the State to stimulate inclusive growth, the income gap between the rich and the poor has continued to widen in post-apartheid South Africa, says Ingrid Woolard.

Life in SA's economic hub is improving, despite challenges

2018-11-24 09:00

New research for the fifth Quality of Life survey reveals that despite challenges, Gauteng residents' lives are improving.

Drone photos of Mumbai reveal the places where extreme poverty meets extreme wealth

2018-10-02 16:44

There is a stark contrast between crammed single-story dwellings and high-rises.

'Recession? Not so fast' - David Mabuza

2018-09-12 16:54

Deputy President David Mabuza told Members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon that South Africa was on the cusp of recovering from the economic difficulties that triggered the latest technical recession.

World Bank: Contributory pension fund could help SA's poor

2018-08-14 19:17

The World Bank has proposed a contributory pension fund, as a way to redistribute wealth and help SA's poor acquire financial assets.

Big funds fight fat-cat salaries

2018-07-15 06:09

There is little correlation between performance and pay ... the level of increases is one reason for the ever-increasing inequality.

Flushing out inequality in Cape Town

2018-06-08 11:06

The Cape Town water crisis has highlighted the challenges of the marginalised in a way more acute than perhaps anything else, writes Lucretia Arendse.

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