Black Middle Class

When entrepreneurship self-help isn’t enough

By presenting poverty as a choice, self-help books fail to address social inequality

Kwesta’s snapshot of home

Overtly reflective and intensely rousing, the visuals for ‘Spirit’ serve as far more than just a music video

State capture fails the black middle class

The skills gained in public institutions should be providing a springboard into the private sector

It’s not black and white in SA – it’s the working classes and the middle classes

Politicians need to take heed of the protest of August 3 – when the black bourgeoisie rebelled.

Letters to the editor: May 27 to June 2 2016

Readers write in about the black middle class, and food parcels.

Class divisions multiply, but don’t add up

We like putting people into their little boxes, but South Africans are way too tricksy to stay put, writes Rebecca Davis.

Letters to the editor: April 29 to May 5 2016

Readers write in about Jeff Rudin and race, the immaculate conception, the use of the word 'marijuana' instead of 'dagga', and the use of expletives.

SA’s ferocious fast food appetite

In the face of waning incomes, rising food prices and a weak and volatile currency, the takeaway market is growing.

ANC woos black middle class

Ahead of local government elections the party is calling on a team of professionals and academics to help it regain votes in Gauteng.

Bourgeois delusions get my goat

Call me a grumpy white male, but we are harping on about decolonisation while new elites feast on the state and gobble power.

History has poisoned the fruits of the black middle class

We have yet to grasp fully what it means to be black and middle class, writes Thabang Sefalafala.

Why is it difficult to be black and ‘middle class’?

It's not just a question of wealth, but of how people define themselves in relation to their community, write Grace Khunou and Detlev Krige.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

Under lockdown SA’s working poor is just poor

Last week, the International Labour Organisation warned that the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak would have a devastating effect on global working poverty

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories