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Substantive equality cannot override formal equality

 20 Dec 17
It is now well-accepted in South African constitutional jurisprudence that the Constitution’s guarantee of equality in section 9 is not merely concerned with ‘formal’ equality (equality at law), but endorses a notion of ‘substantive’ equality.…

Unemployment: The logical outcome of the minimum wage

 23 Oct 17
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.…

Is wealth inequality a problem?

18 Oct 17   Chris Hattingh
Why is wealth inequality such a pressing moral problem? As in many other pieces by others,…

The inequality bells are ringing again

08 Aug 17   Chris Hattingh
In an article for the Daily Maverick (26 July 2017) Professor Ben Turok calls for more information regarding the wealthy in South Africa.…

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.…

Business Day column: Why intellectuals fall for extreme estimate of global inequality

17 May 17   Leon Louw
What is it with Leon Louw and his columns trashing estimates of global inequality," asks Roger Southall (Oxfam rant a Louw point, May 3).…

Business Day column: Oxfam pulling the wool over eyes on real world wealth

08 Feb 17  
The cellular phones of half the world’s population are worth more than the combined wealth of the world’s billionaires.…