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NMW to cause economic havoc in rural areas and destroy SA job opportunities

 29 Mar 18
Researchers exhorting the SA government to implement the NMW reported that they could find no studies showing high job losses from the institution of minimum wages.…

The minimum wage magic wand

 16 Jan 18
Would an accountant worth his salt advocate that the best way to keep a business running is to spend money which you do not have, and when the time comes to balance your books, you simply look the other way?…

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

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

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.…

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?…

Economics is certainly no ideology

13 Jun 17   Phumlani M UMajozi
NEO-LIBERALISM” has become a convenient term to ideologise economics, treating it as an “idea” which can be debated and potentially discarded.…

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.…