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No quick fix for university crisis
No quick fix for university crisis
In last week’s Mail & Guardian, I outlined the view that the student protest movement is not homogeneous, but comprises different groups with...
Letters to the editor: July 21 to 27 2017
Letters to the editor: July 21 to 27 2017
Eusebius McKaiser asks a great question (Honest...
South Africa’s middle class is three salaries away from poverty
South Africa’s middle class is three salaries away from poverty
A simple Google search of the term “middle class” reveals optimistic proposals, which suggest that this class might offer the promise of...
Don’t blame poverty on the poor
Don’t blame poverty on the poor
It is very difficult to face up to the role that luck plays in our lives. Luck is not something you have control over. Luck just happens to...
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
People who live in Somalia are happier those in South Africa – despite the large gap in development and social security between the two countries,...
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...
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
Letters to the editor: November 25 to December 1 2016
Letters to the editor: November 25 to December 1 2016
On November 11, The Social Protection advertising supplement in the Mail & Guardian published country studies about cash transfers. From...
When CEOs call themselves activists and activists become CEOs
When CEOs call themselves activists and activists become CEOs
We knew even before Marikana that we live in one of the most unequal societies in the world. It shouldn’t surprise us that CEOs earn far more...

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