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More businesses closing, urgent reform required

 12 Jun 19
Stats SA’s April Statistics of Liquidations and Insolvencies paint a very grim picture. The number of business liquidations increased by 53.1% between April 2018 and April 2019.…

Minimum Wage: A crime against the poor

 29 May 19
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a crime against the poor of this country as it absolutely forbids them from accepting any compensation below the floor set by government.…

Unemployment blight can be alleviated with the correct remedy

15 May 19   Chris Hattingh
Stats SA recently announced South Africa’s unemployment rate has increased to 27.6%. The expanded rate increased to 38%, which translates to 9,994,000 unemployed people.…

Workers’ Day means nothing to many people – a consequence of SA’s laws

10 May 19   Chris Hattingh
May 1 marked the latest iteration of Workers’ Day, a yearly public holiday in South Africa.…

Prohibiting prostitution is unconstitutional

17 Apr 19   Martin van Staden
President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced that sex work might soon be decriminalised.…

The idea that labour and capital have divergent interests is wrong

02 Apr 19   Mpiyakhe Dhlamini
You cannot produce anything without capital.…

The National Minimum Wage – a toxic, destructive instrument

12 Dec 18   Eustace Davie
The National Minimum Wage (NMW), signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 November, is set to harm a great many unfortunate people who currently earn incomes well below the NMW, and the many more who earn zero.…

Open the labour market

09 Nov 18   Jasson Urbach
The results of South Africa’s official unemployment statistics published by Statistics SA in the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) reveal some alarming labour market trends.…

Policymakers, is there no compassion for the unemployed?

05 Oct 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Unemployment has been a national crisis for too long leaving 9.4 million South Africans unemployed.…

How to destroy jobs

17 Sep 18  
Jobs result from economic growth; don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg: Free Market Capitalism…

Grinding the jobless into the ground with job deprivation rules

08 Aug 18   Eustace Davie
Much is written about inequality, decrying high salaries paid by companies to their executives as being one of its main causes, while no consideration is given, or attention paid to the plight of the unemployed.…

Did parliament intend to introduce a fake minimum wage “exemption”?

18 Jul 18   Eustace Davie
Is the exemption from the National Minimum Wage (NMW) provided for in the legislation deliberately and seditiously being torpedoed by bureaucrats, or did government all along intend to be harsh in its approach to low-income individual and small-firm…