7.6.2019 10:14 am
For some workers, employment no longer guarantees significant poverty reduction, and remain poor because wages are too low to lift them and their families out of poverty.
Paid employment is generally considered the predominant and most sustainable way of pulling people out of poverty. But the past two decades have seen a global rise in the complex phenomenon of the working poor. South Africa is no exception.
The media, NGOs and academic circles have wrongly classified our recent past as a battle between the good guys and the bad guys.
Evidence from countries such as Argentina and India suggest that guaranteed employment policies have immediate, positive benefits.
Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party’s decline in popular support.
The latest events are happening in the context of years of economic crisis, and the government’s months-long legitimacy crisis.
His return could make him a larger than life figure ahead of elections.
We would do well to learn from the lessons of Brexit.
A divided economy, a middle class that wants no part of it and decimated youth leadership. It’s a lot to try to turn around.
African governments are still relatively new to dealing with China; they should take every opportunity to share lessons with one another.
Government needs to clearly articulate the process of land reform to ensure its successful implementation in the coming year.
BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has written a column about why he believes he’s been banned on social media.
The reality is that South Africa has a systemic ANC problem, not a Zuma problem.
The new government hasn’t yet formulated a clear plan for fixing the economy.
Honey bees are essential pollinators in the agricultural environments in which the herbicide glyphosate is so heavily used.
Based on the progressive trend of larger tropical storms over the past three decades, their frequency is likely to keep increasing, and Southern African governments must respond proactively.