Income Inequality

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.

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

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

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

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

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.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs