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This week’s feature article describes the staggering negative impact that the National Minimum Wage will have on the jobless, the youth and people in rural areas. Author, Eustace Davie, also draws our attention to two important issues that do not receive the attention they deserve. The first, is that prohibiting an employer from paying less than a minimum wage is tantamount to prohibiting the unemployed from working for less than the minimum wage. The second, is the incomprehensible lack of attention that is given to the “forgotten” unemployed. 

FEATURE article  

Government cannot wish away the unemployed! – EUSTACE DAVIE

Is the government unconcerned about the devastation of employment in the rural areas that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will cause? If government generally is unconcerned, perhaps Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa should give the matter some earnest thought because he will be blamed.      

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The Minimum wage: Evidence from a Danish discontinuity
Tackling inequality in the information age
‘The last battle for democracy in Venezuela’

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Media release Sir Ketumile Masire, Nelson Mandela and the Free Market Foundation
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