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

08 Mar 17
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
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.…

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.…

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…