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Wealth taxes and loosening monetary policy is playing with fire

A response to the article ‘Tax the superrich and raise inflation to cut state debt, inequality and poverty’ in the M&G on 10 November

Is a wealth tax the answer?

More wealth taxes may soon be a reality for east African countries in the wake of Covid-19

Tax the super rich and raise inflation to cut state debt, inequality and poverty

The richest 10% of South Africans own over 85% of all private wealth and a once-off 25% tax would reduce government debt by more than half. Imagine what a five-year wealth tax could do

South Africa must flatten the inequality curve

We cannot return to the pre-coronavirus crisis of unemployment, inequality and poverty. There is a moral incentive for the rich to give up some of their wealth and for the salaries of top earning civil servants, employees at state-owned entities and in the private sector to be cut

What’s on the cards for 2018?

Expect to fork out for budget shortfalls, free education and Eskom, but interest rates, fuel and food could provide some relief

​‘Earning R1.5m a year is not rich’

Claims that the black middle class is hit hardest by the 45% tax rate are not backed by statistics.

Budget puts strain on too-small tax base

Pravin Gordhan achieved a balance between tax increases and spending cuts, but stealth and wealth taxes are concerning, writes Nazrien Kader.

High earners an obvious target for tax hikes

A wealth tax would bring in an additional R10-billion for government spending, making the rich an easy target for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Why my opinions on whiteness touched a nerve

Outrage met Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's recent remark that it would be appropriate to tax white South Africans, writes <b>Samantha Vice</b>.

Looking into the souls of white folk

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is absolutely right to ask white people to reflect on themselves and their privileges, says <b>Mark Heywood</b>.

Cheeses saves

<b>Chris Roper</b> now sees that democracy has worked in South Africa. We are truly all equally stupid and greedy.

Cosatu proposes wealth tax on earnings above R1m

Cosatu has proposed to Parliament that a wealth tax should be imposed on the rich in order to improve the flow of revenue to the government.

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Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

Press Releases

World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story