minimum wage

 
Left-leaning economists must stop hiding and challenge peddled misconceptions
Left-leaning economists must stop hiding and challenge peddled misconceptions
Right-wing economists get way too much airtime in South Africa. This is both because of laziness in the media and because left-leaning economists...
ANC talks tough on land, wealth tax and minimum wage
ANC talks tough on land, wealth tax and minimum wage
Still recalibrating after last year’s local election defeats and amid escalating tensions among its top leaders, the ANC plan for 2017 is to manage...
Letters to the editor: January 20 to 26 2017
Letters to the editor: January 20 to 26 2017
John Spiropoulos (The minimum wage and the...
​Labour department fights to keep control of minimum wage
​Labour department fights to keep control of minimum wage
The labour department is digging in its heels over a new commission to adjust and monitor the national minimum wage, saying it would duplicate the...
The minimum wage and the moral economy
The minimum wage and the moral economy
A friend recently commented on how much easier it is to write when one is angered. I don’t find it easier but the economistic arguments and...
A national minimum wage is a powerful tool to break the poverty cycle
A national minimum wage is a powerful tool to break the poverty cycle
Levels of poverty and inequality in South Africa are unacceptably high, whether from a perspective of economic sustainability, social justice, or...
WATCH LIVE: Cyril Ramaphosa fields questions in Parliament
WATCH LIVE: Cyril Ramaphosa fields questions in Parliament
How the search for a national minimum wage laid bare South Africa's faultlines
How the search for a national minimum wage laid bare South Africa's faultlines
Government has moved a step closer to introducing a
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
The introduction of a national minimum wage must go beyond the narrow purpose of establishing a minimum floor wage, below which no worker can be...
More money, fewer jobs?
More money, fewer jobs?
Widespread strikes in the agricultural sector in 2012 culminated in a victory – a substantial hike in the minimum wage for farmworkers from R70...
​Care-workers left out in the cold
​Care-workers left out in the cold
Although the proposed national minimum wage of R3 500 a month may be eagerly anticipated by employees in the domestic and agricultural industries,...

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