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The inefficiency of the Gini coefficient

To simplify complex inequality into a single statistic doesn’t address how to accurately assess (or reduce) South Africa’s large wealth divide

SA’s middle class closing in on the rich

The gap between the poor and middle class is widening, but according to the World Bank, inequality between the rich and middle class is narrowing.

No, minister. Increasing VAT was avoidable

Instead of hitting low earners hard, the budget should have raised wealth and corporate taxes

Free education demands radical change to the budget

'Lastly, economics makes the difference between wealth creation and wealth inheritance.'

Figures suggest SA has the highest concentration of wealth in the hands of a few

For the first time, tax data has been made available to try to assess just how much is owned by how many

We’ve bastardised blessed with a #

Forget the God of Galatians 5. Another lord who rules the temples of wealth will grant all your wishes, particularly if you are among the 1%.

QE has made the very rich even richer

Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Report makes for interesting reading for those who suspect quantitative easing is more about propping up asset prices.

1% own half the world’s wealth

Research by Credit Suisse shows that the world's poor and middle classes have been squeezed to create more wealth for 1% of the population.

Inequality mocks SA’s freedom

Oxfam's latest report highlights the travesty of inequality and warns of dire and corrosive consequences to society.

More millionaires, but world’s wealth gap is growing

Inequality fell slightly just before the financial crisis of 2008 but is on the rise again, particularly in developing countries such as South Africa.

JSE chiefs’ pay hikes soar well above the tide of inflation

A report has shown that top executives at JSE-listed firms got salary increases well above inflation plus other perks last year.

The rich get richer, and ‘hog the proceeds of growth’

More than 1.76-million people joined the ranks of the global super-rich last year as stock market gains and property prices swelled personal fortunes.

From Dainfern to Diepsloot: A short trip across SA’s wealth gap

The gap between the haves and have-nots is on the minds of low-income earning South Africans as they take to the polls.

Move with the times and you’ll defeat inequality

Technology has exacerbated inequality. But we should prepare ourselves for an increasingly tech-driven world, an act that could eradicate the problem.

The 85 richest people in the world are still mostly men

Women need only seven seats, mostly on the bottom deck, on the £1-trillion double-decker bus revealed by Oxfam this week.

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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

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

​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

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