Middle Class

Code 300: a game changer for the missing middle

Launched in 2017 to solve the funding challenge faced by the ‘missing middle’ students, ISFAP provides students the funding for their studies.

The future of the middle class is bleak

Cost pressures, stagnant wages and a bleeding economy are pushing many people into poverty

South Africa’s middle class is three salaries away from poverty

"An assessment of middle classes should consider their vulnerability rather than hold a romanticised view"

Don’t blame poverty on the poor

Success is a function of genetic luck, situational luck and hard work.

Mashonisas and the middle class

Loan sharks prop up more wealthy people who live beyond their means and ‘help out’ the poor

​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students

Bawa said the assumption was that there were about 400  000 students who fell in the “missing middle” category.

Africa doesn’t need foreign aid — it can couple cultural ideals with technology

The continent can build on local-level networks and financial strategies such as stokvels to bring about socioeconomic transformation

Why post apartheid order is only starting two decades on

The old is dying and the new is yet to emerge, but the end of the interregnum is in sight.

It’s not black and white in SA – it’s the working classes and the middle classes

Politicians need to take heed of the protest of August 3 – when the black bourgeoisie rebelled.

SA’s mysterious ‘middle class’

Black diamonds confuse analysis of BEE success or failure.

Income groups: Things are tight around the middle

Median households have not seen much economic progress since 1994 at all.

SA’s elite will not be making the sacrifices

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.

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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

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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