Class Edition 2014

Some of my very best friends are white …

... and they still don't have a clue, writes Zama Ndlovu, who sees herself as black middle class but is still struggling to prove her worth.

Class edition: Inequality by numbers

Who earns how much and what exactly do we spend it on?

Class theory finally decolonised

Fanon creates a triad with Marx and Lenin, to help the EFF reclaim class from its racist foundations.

How America’s next generation was outclassed

Growing inequality has left the capitalist dream on its last gasp. And the sooner we all stop fantasising about the American Dream, the better.

Wealth division in SA and around the world

French economist Thomas Piketty sees the source of the 2008 financial crash in the unsustainable levels of inequality that characterises capitalism.

Politics, economics and transformation get lost in translation

It can be hard to keep abreast of all the key catchphrases. Here's an attempt at understanding the latest South African political lexicon.

Living on the margins of the South African dream

In a dusty township in the North West, Lisa Steyn meets up with immigrants who have set up spazas that support families back home.

Told you so: Quotes on wealth, poverty, inequality and class

What the great and the good have had to say about class throughout history.

Class edition: Once we were ‘The Madondos’ – the special ones

Writer Bongani Madondo relates how books have eased the psychic pain of his class-conscious family.

Class, race and the new native

South Africa today suffers a confusion between the rule of the people, the rule of law and the rule of property.

Clifton: Of baba ganoush and bungalows

Life among the one-percenters of the Cape Town suburb of Clifton is a beach, not a bitch.

Buckets, pits and poverty: How the other half defecates

Life with pit latrines and the bucket system was meant to be a hallmark of the most rural of existences. But Tiisetso Makube found it in his backyard.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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