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05/02/2015: NEWS: Government losing fight for the poor

SOUTH Africa has one of the highest Gini coefficient rates in the world. While the government claims it has made strides in closing the huge gap between the rich and the poor, mainly through welfare spending and services to the poor, a Cape Times E-dition, 1 month ago

Populism Sweeps Budgets Across Globe to Tackle Inequality Angst

(For more Economy Line insights, see {NI ECOLINE}.) Governments in South Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore adopted a decidedly populist bent this week, expanding help for lower-income households and, in some cases, boosting levies on the wealthier ...
 La Repubblica1 month ago The World Is Doing Something About Inequality  Yahoo! Finance1 month ago Populism Spans Globe After Piketty's Message Resounded  Bloomberg1 month ago Thomas Piketty's Focus on the 1% Is a Flawed Measure of Inequality, Paper Says  iMarketReports1 month ago

MEC: Gauteng's townships need huge transformation

The inequality gap between the rich and the poor is one of the largest in South Africa. According to the 2014 Oxfam report Even it Up, South Africa has the highest gini-coefficient in the world at 0.69. The gini-coefficient measures inequality ...
 Mail & Guardian Online1 month ago

Inequality is here to stay

The population of South Africa is 52.98 million, of which 45.5 percent (23 Million) live on less than R 400 per month. More than 65 percent of South Africa's economic consumption is generated by the wealthiest 20 percent while only 4 percent is ...
 News242 months ago

BUDGET: No room for South Africa's lost generation

South Africa's original lost generation birthed by apartheid has evolved into three, to include those suffering from HIV/Aids and the current generation facing unemployment, says Professor Matthew Lester of Rhodes University. Lester spoke at the ...
 Finweek1 month ago South Africa's high Tax-to-GDP ratio to increase further if tax increases announced in budget  FAnews1 month ago BUDGET: SA's high tax-to-GDP ratio to increase further  Finweek1 month ago

Matthew Lester: Budget 2015/16 Is the new South Africa sustainable?

By Professor Matthew Lester To see the full income tax tables from Budget 2015, click here. In these tough times it is difficult to take a long-term view on sustainability. So when it comes to the National Budget speech the media concentrates ...
 BizNews.com1 month ago
Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: If you want more inclusive growth, get the informal sector to work

The South African economy is one of the least inclusive amongst developing countries. The question is why, in spite of a decade of high GDP growth (that is now faltering) and declining poverty, our inclusiveness index has become worse. By FREDERICK ...
 Daily Maverick6 days ago

IFP: Sibongile Nkomo on human rights debate in parliament STATEMENT

Honourable Speaker In a country as diverse and pluralistic as South Africa, with its veritable melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, its young democracy, constitutional dispensation and myriad of social and economic challenges, it is nothing ... week ago - Debate on Human Rights Day - by The Hon. Ms Sibongile Nkomo MP  Inkatha Freedom Party1 week ago

Why Joburg is the best city in South Africa

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranks the best cities in Africa when it comes to investment and future growth. PwC isolated and ranked the top 20 African cities of opportunity according to five key metrics, namely: the current state ... week ago Wealth gap: A to Z of white privilege  City Press1 month ago Africa's economic prospects in 2015  Southern Times Africa1 month ago Resilience African economies have built in past 15 years is real  East African2 months ago
In Defence Of Marxist

South Africa: The State of the Nation and the Crisis of Capitalism

:14 The dust still has not to settled after the stormy start to this year's parliamentary year. The extraordinary events of 12 February and in the days which followed it, have thrown South Africa into a maelstrom of political crisis, which is at ...
 In Defence Of Marxist3 weeks ago
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