Edward Webster

Edward Webster is a Distinguished Research Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies. He is the founder of the the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand and directed it for 24 years.

SA has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?

Saftu comes at a time of declining political influence by unions, compared to during the struggle against apartheid.

South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?

Historically, trade unions in the country have played a significant role in shaping the political landscape.

Why SA is primed for fundamental political realignment

Could the Marikana massacre and the formation of the United Front to rival the ANC have long-term political significance?

Press Releases

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

Expert grant writer vacancy

The role of the grant writer is to work collaboratively with the HST bid team to conceptualise and write proposals for upcoming grant calls

Investment outlook beyond Covid-19

Opportunities for local business growth needed to be identified and strategically capitalised on, and we have to be really deliberate about that

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