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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
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?…

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.…

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.…