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.

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.


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.

Social grants no long-term solution for inequality, research shows

2018-05-07 15:06

To address inequality, economic growth that can sustain the payment of social grants as well as create more employment is needed, says a research leader.

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.

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