Inequality

Poor still losing out in African boom

Inequality on the continent has grown in the past decade as tax systems have failed to redistribute wealth, says Christian Aid.

Move with the times and you’ll defeat inequality

Technology has exacerbated inequality. But we should prepare ourselves for an increasingly tech-driven world, an act that could eradicate the problem.

The 85 richest people in the world are still mostly men

Women need only seven seats, mostly on the bottom deck, on the £1-trillion double-decker bus revealed by Oxfam this week.

SA needs to bridge the gap – literally

Leaders may talk about inequality, but boosting infrastructure is a concrete way to change things, says Nikiwe Bikitsha.

Oxfam finds 85 elites as rich as 3.5-billion people

As the World Economic Forum starts in Davos, a development charity claims that growing inequality has been driven by a "power grab" by wealthy elites.
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Habib: Elites, cut a deal now

Professor Adam Habib's new book addresses inequality in South Africa and warns our economic elites to 'compromise now or risk losing everything'.

How South Africa can be a ‘great society’

Inequality can be eradicated but the policymakers need to get on board, writes Hlumelo Biko.

Resource-ism, not racism, lies behind SA’s race talk

Opinion: Khaya Dlanga says more South Africans can be made to feel included in the running of the country if inequality was addressed.

Ramphele: Poverty is not the problem, inequality is

It is unusual to be given three opportunities to address one of the most crucial issues facing humanity - the uprooting of poverty and inequality.

Entrenched inequality threatens SA’s future

South Africa has largely failed to provide equal opportunities to all citizens since the advent of democracy in 1994.

Emerging economies need to tackle inequalities urgently

Recent social unrest in places like Tunisia highlights why countries should not disregard people's desire to share in the benefits of economic growth.

‘Little has changed in black communities’

It's usual practice when someone is killed that their personal details are not made public until the next of kin have been informed.

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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

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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