Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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I'm asked almost every day, how people can contribute to make South Africa a better place. So here is my answer: sweat the small stuff - especially if you are white, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Sadly, the very much needed dialogue on how to strategically win the fight against poverty and open up opportunities for the millions around the world, is, in many occasions, overshadowed by the obsession over income inequality, writes Phumlani M. Majozi.
Whites in South Africa earned three times more than blacks on average, two decades after the demise of apartheid, according to Statistics SA.
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.
Photographer Johnny Miller's project Unequal Scenes has been featured on the cover of Time magazine.
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.
... and how their ideas might shape our future, according to finweek contributor Johan Fourie.
'R2bn was stolen from very poor people. The people who stole it must go to jail,' the former finance minister has said.
Lameez Omarjee considers some of the legacies of apartheid South African millennials are trying to navigate, while working towards reducing inequality in the country.
We need to stop seeing race, religion and other identities as side issues when we try to understand economies and politics, writes Steven Friedman.
A new report by Oxfam shows that the world's wealthiest 1% continue to control more wealth than most others.
Suddenly I noticed a crowd of people at the day hospital opposite the taxi rank. They were huddled around something on the pavement. It was the body of a dead man, writes Moeshfieka Botha.
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.
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.
The news, albeit good, raises so many question.
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.
New research for the fifth Quality of Life survey reveals that despite challenges, Gauteng residents' lives are improving.
There is a stark contrast between crammed single-story dwellings and high-rises.
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.
The World Bank has proposed a contributory pension fund, as a way to redistribute wealth and help SA's poor acquire financial assets.
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