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24th November 2017 Several researchers in the REDI3x3 project focused on poverty in rural areas in the Eastern Cape, which contains two former apartheid homelands,... →
4th October 2017 Calculating the earnings Gini coefficient with survey data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) may lead to an underestimation of... →
12th September 2017 The responses of unemployed workers to the typical survey question about their ‘lowest acceptable wages’ are susceptible to error and... →
25th August 2017 Renewed emphasis in policy discourses on systematic land titling to solve insecure tenure in South Africa is understandable. A staggering two... →
12th July 2017 The Wild Coast, in the former Transkei Bantustan, is characterised by natural beauty and great poverty. Since 1994 rural land administration has... →
20th June 2017 While technology is making capital cheaper, policies like the national minimum wage will make labour more expensive. What does this mean for the... →
30th May 2017 In the aggregate, earnings from jobs in the informal sector play a small role in reducing national poverty rates, especially because there are... →
‘You can’t bite the hand that feeds you’: Contracts between SME suppliers and the large supermarkets
10th May 2017 This article examines the implications of the contracts between the four main South African supermarkets and their SME suppliers. Supermarkets’... →
19th April 2017 Growing agriculture can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas, and boost employment, particularly for semi-... →
30th March 2017 Exchange-rate volatility can complicate decisions concerning trade and investment and constrain a country’s economic growth. Understanding what... →