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Too broke for Mboweni to budget

The scramble to find cash for an SAA bailout, Covid-19 grants and civil servants’ demands force postponement of mini-budget

Wits university and unions reach wage deal

The week-long workers’ strike at Wits has been suspended after management and the workers’ unions reached an agreement

More billionaires but wealth gap between rich and poor widens

In South Africa, growth in 2017 went to the top 1% most wealthy people and nothing to the bottom 50%

Government to cut public sector wages

We have to be tough on ourselves until we can generate more growth, says Finance Minister Gordhan Pravin.

Wages and productivity even out

Labour and business are neither winners nor losers – as it should be, according to accepted economic theory.

Output and wages linked to prosperity

Rising labour productivity leads to higher employment, income and profits.

The long and short of wage flexibility

Despite widely held views to the contrary, labour markets are not so inflexible after all.

Lessons in wages from Marikana

Mining says its offer is about sustaining the gold industry but unions urge caution.

Politicians’ bloated wages insult the poor

Percentage increases allow politicians to claim that they are being short-changed. But what are the actual yearly increase and salary amounts?

Wage parity may exacerbate unrest on platinum belt

Calls for centralised bargaining in the platinum industry persist.

Strikers are relatively well-paid

Two sectors participating in industrial action earn much more than the median minimum wage.

Schussler report is ‘pay in the sky’

The economist's employment thesis is based on blatantly inaccurate wage data, writes Neva Makgetla.

Self-interest is spurring the ‘white knights’ of Newcastle

Newcastle remains an area of contention in the local clothing industry and indeed in the national consciousness too, writes <b>Andre Kriel</b>.

Goldman executives’ wages of sin

A nun leads the charge against the excessive amounts paid to corporate chiefs.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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