income inequality

 
When CEOs call themselves activists and activists become CEOs
When CEOs call themselves activists and activists become CEOs
We knew even before Marikana that we live in one of the most unequal societies in the world. It shouldn’t surprise us that CEOs earn far more...
​Gordhan’s politics of divide-and-rule
​Gordhan’s politics of divide-and-rule
COMMENTThough many will blame youthful exuberance for alienating potential allies, university students rampaged in central Cape Town after...
Figures suggest SA has the highest concentration of wealth in the hands of a few
Figures suggest SA has the highest concentration of wealth in the hands of a few
Although South Africa is known for its extreme income inequality, the degree of wealth inequality is even greater. New tax and survey data suggest...
It doesn't end with Piketty – five policies that could reduce inequality
It doesn't end with Piketty – five policies that could reduce inequality
Inequality is limiting South Africa’s economic progress in more ways than we think. For most of the past 20 years, it was simply assumed that...
Inequality mocks SA's freedom
Inequality mocks SA's freedom
Oxfam this week released its report, Even It Up: Time to End Extreme Inequality. It starts with a case study from South Africa and compares a black...
JSE chiefs' pay hikes soar well above the tide of inflation
JSE chiefs' pay hikes soar well above the tide of inflation
 As the debate about income disparities between workers and bosses rages on, a new report revealed that chief executives at many of the top...
Wage gap threatens political stability
Wage gap threatens political stability
Economic orthodoxy used to ignore the wage gap on the assumption that markets tend to price jobs accurately – but as of this year that is rapidly...
SA should straighten up and fly right, says the OECD
SA should straighten up and fly right, says the OECD
South Africa should lower interest rates, raise electricity tariffs, rethink the collective bargaining system and control rand appreciation, says...
Inequality gap closes as the state's wage bill swells
Inequality gap closes as the state's wage bill swells
But the growth rates seen over the past decade are increasingly unsustainable.

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