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.

Latest

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.