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​Analysis of inequality in South Africa remains shallow

The emergence of an upwardly mobile black elite is a success story, but it remains under wraps

​Zuma’s plan for radical economic transformation is just BEE on steriods

The president is explicit: white monopoly capital causes black poverty, justifying the black elite being the only beneficiaries of economic change.

Race reinvented for post-apartheid SA

Two decades since 1994, we’re still stuck in the racial categories of the old regime - a colour-coding of class from which only the rich benefit.

No fees: Breathe fire into ubuntu

South Africa can afford fee-free universities without squeezing them to make do with even less.

A green economy grows jobs

There is no trade-off between a lower carbon economy and unemployment and poverty.

Class elephant ironically ignored

The class of class struggle is much more than just an objective measure of poverty or wealth, of inequality or economic power.

Wage gap kept wide open by top echelons

Section 27 of the Employment Equity Act has been largely ignored since 1998, even by Cosatu, write Dick Forslund and Jeff Rudin.

Symbolic policy can’t paper over NDP’s widening cracks

An encouraging investment climate takes priority over good climate-change intentions.

Green economy: Humanity’s long, slow suicide

The much-vaunted green economy is an illusion that hides that nothing much has changed, says Jeff Rudin.

Capitalists put profit ahead of attempts to save the planet

Karl Marx noted that the last capitalist would sell the rope used for his own hanging and the burying of the system.

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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