A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
Morning clouds. Mild.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is little correlation between performance and pay ... the level of increases is one reason for the ever-increasing inequality.
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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