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A R4,000 minimum wage will kill jobs and make people poorer: economist

A R4,000 minimum wage will kill jobs and make people poorer: economist

Economist Dawie Roodt has dismissed the idea that a minimum wage in South Africa will support economic growth and reduce the inequality gap and poverty.

Business, Finance - By MyBroadband | 27 July, 2016
The flaw in the minimum wage debate

The flaw in the minimum wage debate

The minimum wage debate has again erupted with the release this week of a University of Witwatersrand (Wits) report that suggests a minimum wage for the country of between R4,500 and R5,000.

Finance - By News24Wire | 27 July, 2016
This is what South Africa’s national minimum wage should be – according to research

This is what South Africa’s national minimum wage should be – according to research

The Wits School of Economic and Business Sciences has published a new research report on the minimum wage in South Africa, using international benchmarks to determine how much it should be.

General - By Staff Writer | 26 July, 2016
Pacsa says you should pay your domestic worker R8,000 a month – minimum

Pacsa says you should pay your domestic worker R8,000 a month – minimum

The Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (Pacsa) says that the minimum wage in South Africa should be set at R8,000 to provide a basic level of dignity for all South Africans.

Business - By Staff Writer | 20 July, 2016
South Africa national minimum wage talks on ice

South Africa national minimum wage talks on ice

Talks around a South African national minimum wage have hit a deadlock, according to a report by IOL, with groups involved in the talks declaring a formal dispute.

Finance, Wealth - By Staff Writer | 25 May, 2016
We don’t need a single minimum wage in South Africa: Mboweni

We don’t need a single minimum wage in South Africa: Mboweni

Tito Mboweni, a former governor of the South African Reserve Bank, says that no worker in South Africa should earn less than R3,000 per month

Business - By Staff Writer | 6 May, 2016
National minimum wage announcement coming soon

National minimum wage announcement coming soon

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says a significant announcement relating to deliberations on the national minimum wage will be made in the coming months.

Business - By SA News | 3 March, 2016
What the national minimum wage will cost SA

What the national minimum wage will cost SA

Cosatu has joined the EFF in supporting the implementation of a national minimum wage – but research shows that sacrifices will have to be made.

General - By Staff Writer | 29 November, 2015
National minimum wage may be coming in 2016

National minimum wage may be coming in 2016

The National Economic Development and Labour Council’s (Nedlac’s) consideration of the modalities of the introduction of a national minimum wage could be completed next year

Business - By News24Wire | 25 November, 2015
Why a minimum wage debate is irrelevant in SA right now

Why a minimum wage debate is irrelevant in SA right now

A minimum wage may provide some help for those who already have a job in South Africa – however, a minimum wage debate cannot ignore the 8.4 million unemployed people in the country.

General - By Staff Writer | 12 November, 2015
Why South Africa needs a national minimum wage

Why South Africa needs a national minimum wage

Research from the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of Witwatersrand has highlighted why the country needs to establish a national minimum wage.

Government - By Staff Writer | 5 October, 2015
Minimum wages around the world

Minimum wages around the world

BusinessTech looks at minimum wages across the world, and how South Africa compares.

General - By Quinton Bronkhorst | 20 February, 2013
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