Latest articles on Income Inequality

White men still rule and earn more

Women and black people occupy only a few seats at the JSE table, the latest PwC report has found

SA’s richest 3 500 own more than the bottom 32-million

When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they’re talking about income. Now, we have a clear picture of how unequally the country’s wealth is distributed

Eusebius McKaiser: A letter to us people who live in the suburbs

The Covid-19 lockdown means wealthy citizens must take a long-overdue look at our privilege. Now is the time for cross-class solidarity

Shake up institutions controlling the economy to dislodge inequality

The state uses policies and regulations to drive socioeconomic change, but market bias dominates

​Analysis of inequality in South Africa remains shallow

The emergence of an upwardly mobile black elite is a success story, but it remains under wraps

Real estate isn’t sexy, but in South Africa it’s serious

Being able to own property will help close the wealth gap between black and white people

World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity — Oxfam

A new report from the charity was published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos

Uber sued for pay inequality, sexual harassment, discrimination

A former employee is suing the company following a policy change regarding sexual misconduct

Only a socialist economy will end poverty

We need a new programme that truly aims to bring about real economic transformation

Why South Africa can’t deliver on the social contract set out in the Constitution

South Africans have become frustrated with the low pace of change and have expressed their dissatisfaction in various forms, opines Marius Fransman.

When CEOs call themselves activists and activists become CEOs

It shouldn’t surprise us that CEOs earn far more than workers, but what should is that CEOs have now become part of activism culture in South Africa.

​Gordhan’s politics of divide-and-rule

It’s easy to see where the minister could raise money if he really wanted to ameliorate poverty.

Figures suggest SA has the highest concentration of wealth in the hands of a few

For the first time, tax data has been made available to try to assess just how much is owned by how many

It doesn’t end with Piketty – five policies that could reduce inequality

Reducing income inequality and giving everyone in South Africa a chance to succeed will entrench democracy.

Inequality mocks SA’s freedom

Oxfam's latest report highlights the travesty of inequality and warns of dire and corrosive consequences to society.

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

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