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Business Day column: Catastrophic jobless rate warrants institution of state of emergency

 13 Dec 17
SA’s unemployment rate is so catastrophic that a state of emergency should be declared.…

Failure to respect constitutional rights causes mass unemployment

 06 Dec 17
South Africa’s unemployed people are subjected to the appalling indignity of being denied the right to negotiate freely with potential employers who, in turn, are prevented by the labour laws from employing them on mutually agreeable terms.…

The truth about South Africa’s mass unemployment

06 Dec 17   Eustace Davie
I have a vision of millions of people, with new hope in their hearts, knocking on doors, saying “I am exempt from the labour laws. Here is my exemption certificate to prove it.…

Abundance of unskilled labour in SA could be an opportunity for growth without the National Minimum Wage

30 Nov 17   Chris Hattingh
Released just before the Christmas break, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill is open for public comment for a period of just 13 days, an unacceptably short time period.…

Don’t allow altruism to blind you to the economic laws that govern labour

01 Nov 17   Jessica Canada Wellman
In the debate over minimum wage, people often become distracted by their inner altruism and ignore the logic behind the economic laws that govern labour markets and the macroeconomy of South Africa.…

Catastrophic jobless rate warrants institution of state of emergency

25 Oct 17   Leon Louw
SA’s unemployment rate is so catastrophic that a state of emergency should be declared.…

Unemployment: The logical outcome of the minimum wage

23 Oct 17   Chris Hattingh
South Africa’s new National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been touted as an economic miracle in the making that will help create jobs, grow the economy, and reduce inequality.…

Government cannot wish away the unemployed!

28 Jun 17   Eustace Davie
Is the government unconcerned about the devastation of employment in the rural areas that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will cause?…

Minimum wage a danger

02 Jun 17   Jasson Urbach
John Spiropoulos (The minimum wage and the moral economy) expresses concerns about the plight of the poor and high levels of dependency, which I share.…

How to ensure more South Africans celebrate Workers’ Day as workers

During apartheid, labour was heavily regulated, with workers and employers having to defer to the whim of government in how they conducted their relationships.…

The National Minimum Wage will deepen South Africa’s unemployment crisis

19 Apr 17   David Ansara
The proposed National Minimum Wage (NMW), due to come into force on 1 May 2018, is a quick fix to a systemic problem that will artificially increase salaries for those who already have a job, rather than create more jobs.…

Anguish over low wages but no pity for the 9 million who earn zero

08 Mar 17   Eustace Davie
The proponents of the compulsory National Minimum Wage (NMW) admit that some people at the lowest level of the income scale will lose their jobs.…