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South Africa must flatten the inequality curve

We cannot return to the pre-coronavirus crisis of unemployment, inequality and poverty. There is a moral incentive for the rich to give up some of their wealth and for the salaries of top earning civil servants, employees at state-owned entities and in the private sector to be cut

Engineer our way out of policies that cause corruption and inefficiency

The bidding process and black economic empowerment has backfired, resulting in deficient construction projects

Steenhuisen is a shoo-in as DA leader, but he needs help

The biggest challenge for the next leader of the Democratic Alliance will be to get politicians like Mbali Ntuli onside

BEE must address needs of informal economy

Research shows that existing approaches have been wholly inadequate for addressing the needs of South Africa’s informal economy

MTN’s BEE share fracas goes to court

The trustees of the multibillion-rand scheme, set up to benefit the firm’s black employees, have been accused of hiding money from beneficiaries

Zondo commission awaits a star witness — Jacob Zuma

South Africans may well be seduced by the prospect of Zuma appearing at the Zondo commission, but he wasn't alone in driving the state capture project

SME airs dirty laundry on ‘fronting’

A small business is accusing a Bidvest-affiliated company of turning its partnership one-sided

Has BEE been a dismal failure?

Black economic empowerment law cannot be removed until there are real changes in equality, says the commission

DA federal council ditches BEE calling it unsustainable

The DA’s federal council has decided to ditch black economic empowerment, claiming the policy is “just not working.”

Lonmin caught in BEE row

Empowerment partners say the company has turned a blind eye to complaints about fronting

The law can change racist minds

Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface

What’s in a name? Towards genuine economic transformation in South Africa

The ANC has always seen economic growth as the driving force for change, but the damage done by apartheid will take far more to undo.

​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.

South Africa must tackle dominant firms to achieve better wealth distribution

Germany’s competition regime is ​permeated by economic values of fair competition​ which ensure large companies have special obligations.

Rent-seeking is gobbling up our economy

When the politically connected keep gorging at the trough, bona fide black talent is kept back, writes William Gumede.

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