As educators, we must not just check our privilege but own up to it – and wield it for good
South Africa’s black middle class has a spending power of R400-billion per year, research study finds
The financially stretched middle class is teetering on the brink as fuel and food prices gnaw at their disposable incomes
In a few years the township will ‘disappear’, and Khayelitsha will become a city, believes one local entrepreneur
As we prepare to listen to another tough budget speech, it is time to recognise the vital but neglected role played by this strata in modern South Africa
The rich have a security blanket. The poorest have extended government assistance. But for South Africa’s middle class, there is little in the way of financial support during the Covid-19 lockdown. Lester Kiewit spoke to one family who are choosing between food, electricity and bond repayments
The Covid-19 lockdown means wealthy citizens must take a long-overdue look at our privilege. Now is the time for cross-class solidarity
Launched in 2017 to solve the funding challenge faced by the ‘missing middle’ students, ISFAP provides students the funding for their studies.
Cost pressures, stagnant wages and a bleeding economy are pushing many people into poverty
"An assessment of middle classes should consider their vulnerability rather than hold a romanticised view"
Success is a function of genetic luck, situational luck and hard work.
Loan sharks prop up more wealthy people who live beyond their means and ‘help out’ the poor
Bawa said the assumption was that there were about 400 000 students who fell in the “missing middle” category.
The continent can build on local-level networks and financial strategies such as stokvels to bring about socioeconomic transformation
The old is dying and the new is yet to emerge, but the end of the interregnum is in sight.
Politicians need to take heed of the protest of August 3 – when the black bourgeoisie rebelled.
Black diamonds confuse analysis of BEE success or failure.
Median households have not seen much economic progress since 1994 at all.
Unless it wants to live in the Buenos Aires of circa 2000, South Africa’s middle class must shake off its apathy, writes Richard Calland.
Where were you and what did you do when South Africa began to degenerate? It is a question future generations will almost certainly ask.