If everyone behaved like SA, we'd need 1.7 earths - consumers warned

2019-08-05 21:31

South Africa is 'dipping into its investment' and 'overspending on its budget' in relation to the earth's resources, says an academic.

'Black tax' and the failures of post-apartheid transformation

2019-05-07 12:43

So-called 'black tax' does the real work of income redistribution in SA. It creates the skills transfer, social cohesion and resiliency building that the state has failed to do for survivors of apartheid, writes Masana Ndinga-Kanga

Measuring the (black) middle class: What are the facts?

2018-03-07 09:07

A decrease in poverty and growing middle class are widely seen as desirable features of an economy. In South Africa, the growth of the black middle class in particular is used as a yardstick of sorts of the government’s economic policy since 1994.

Middle class in Africa is a nebulous concept

2017-05-21 07:37

A new estimate of sub-Saharan Africa’s urban “middle class” this week put the number at 100 million people commanding spending power of at least $400 million (R5.3 billion) a day.

The truth about Africa’s rising middle class

2015-11-17 15:11

Income growth in Africa may not be as fast as some have expected, but the trend is very much alive, says Standard Chartered Bank chief economist for Africa.

Middle class status in jeopardy - index

2014-07-31 15:50

While more South Africans are getting richer, many middle class workers' suburban aspirations are coming to an end, according to experts.

African middle class fuels aviation growth

2012-07-24 12:20

A forecast released by Boeing shows that rising prosperity and a growing middle class in African countries mean rapid growth for the continent's aviation industry.


Ferial Haffajee: How much more pressure can the middle class take before it cracks?

2019-07-04 05:00

SA's middle class is carrying a disproportionate tax burden and facing a slew of rapidly rising costs to boot, says Ferial Haffajee.

Middle class struggles are now threatening the global economy

2019-04-13 15:00

Even in the world's richest countries, the middle class life is "increasingly only a dream for many", says the OECD

Why the private sector’s hype about the African middle class isn’t helpful

2017-11-03 09:25

Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.

SA middle class uses exercise, denial to cope with financial stress

2017-05-10 20:10

South Africa's middle class is stressed and 73% claim it is because of their financial situation, according to the latest Sanlam Benchmark Survey.

Class classifications 'meaningless'

2014-10-13 16:48

If education is to be rescued in South Africa it is essential that teaching be returned to its professional roots, says a Fin24 user.

Middle-class to drive Kenya's growth

2014-03-25 19:08

Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya expects east Africa's burgeoning middle class to drive growth in 2014.

African middle class reaches 300m

2011-05-05 20:58

Africa's middle class is growing faster than population growth and now accounts for some 300 million out of the continent's one billion population, says the African Development Bank.

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