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The inefficiency of the Gini coefficient

To simplify complex inequality into a single statistic doesn’t address how to accurately assess (or reduce) South Africa’s large wealth divide

What is this place?: The visual simulacrum of South Africa in the Covid-19 lockdown

Why is the visual depiction of this country in centre-left international online news publications so unrecognisable?

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality

World Bank finds itself in a Gini fix

The institution has tried to minimise income inequality in South Africa, with ludicrous results, writes Dick Forslund.

Three million lifted out of poverty

The World Bank has praised South Africa's fiscal system, but with a number of reservations.

From Dainfern to Diepsloot: A short trip across SA’s wealth gap

The gap between the haves and have-nots is on the minds of low-income earning South Africans as they take to the polls.

Gini bias denialists defeated by Google

Your correspondents Len Verwey and Leon Muller almost certainly know more about economics than I do.

Gini cannot grant wishes

Rian Malan's letter, which suggests some form of disinformation conspiracy in the measurement of inequality in SA, is possibly irresponsible.

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