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Time for South Africans to live and let live

26 Apr 17
The country’s economic junk status is a direct result of policy intransigence.…

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

19 Apr 17
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.…

South Africa’s schooling crisis

21 Dec 16   Eustace Davie
Nine million people are unemployed in South Africa.…

Want to increase unemployment? Here’s how

24 Nov 16   Gail Day
I have a confession to make. I am not an economist and I have not read any of the studies that either promote or oppose a national minimum wage.…

Media release: How best to increase unemployment? Introduce a National Minimum Wage

21 Nov 16   FMF Media Release
The expert advisory committee has proposed a national minimum wage of R3,500 to combat South Africa’s high levels of poverty and inequality.…

Commentary on Output and Employment in the South African Economy

29 Sep 16   Dr Richard J. Grant
The Economic Freedom of the World annual report for 2016, released in mid-September, shows that South Africa has continued to decline in economic freedom across all five major measured categories.…

Business Day column: Minimum wage is an idea of megalomaniacal and uninformed politicians

28 Sep 16   Leon Louw
BE AFRAID, be very afraid. SA has tumbled down the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) index to its lowest level to date. During apartheid, black people were denied economic freedom. Now, everyone is.…

Unemployment is a national emergency – Just Let Them Work!

27 Jul 16  
Exempt unemployed people from restrictive labour laws and allow them to enter into employment contracts with anyone they choose, on any conditions they choose, and at any wage they find acceptable.…

The spectre of a national minimum wage

05 Jun 16   Temba A Nolutshungu
The jury has delivered its verdict. Organised labour, the Deputy President, the Minister of Labour and a host of other narrow vested interests have all been found guilty, on the basis of empirical evidence, of conspiring to exacerbate South Africa’s…