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Technology and minimum wages are likely to change the mix of capital and labour in industry

Technology and minimum wages are likely to change the mix of capital and labour in industry

By: Econ3x3      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... 

A job in the informal sector reduces poverty about as much as a job in the formal sector

A job in the informal sector reduces poverty about as much as a job in the formal sector

By: Econ3x3      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

‘You can’t bite the hand that feeds you’: Contracts between SME suppliers and the large supermarkets

By: Econ3x3      10th May 2017 This article examines the implications of the contracts between the four main South African supermarkets and their SME suppliers. Supermarkets’... 

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Innovative joint ventures can boost agricultural production and promote agrarian transformation

Innovative joint ventures can boost agricultural production and promote agrarian transformation 

By: Econ3x3      19th April 2017 Growing agriculture can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas, and boost employment, particularly for semi-... 

What makes the rand so volatile: global or home-made factors?

What makes the rand so volatile: global or home-made factors?

By: Econ3x3      30th March 2017 Exchange-rate volatility can complicate decisions concerning trade and investment and constrain a country’s economic growth. Understanding what... 

Could informal enterprises stimulate township economies? A study of two Midrand townships

Could informal enterprises stimulate township economies? A study of two Midrand townships

By: Econ3x3      1st March 2017 Informal enterprises are perceived to lack the necessary business and economic fundamentals to stimulate their local economies. However, informal... 

Factors contributing to the demise of informal enterprises: evidence from a Cape township

Factors contributing to the demise of informal enterprises: evidence from a Cape township

By: Econ3x3      17th January 2017 The reasons for the closure of fairly well-established informal enterprises are varied. Between 2010 and 2015, in the Cape Flats township of Delft... 

Youth unemployment: what can we do in the short run?

Youth unemployment: what can we do in the short run?

By: Econ3x3      13th December 2016 The challenge of youth unemployment is shaped by factors in both the labour market and the education system, alongside intricate community,... 

The employability of higher education graduates: are qualifications enough?

The employability of higher education graduates: are qualifications enough?

By: Econ3x3      21st November 2016 The transition from higher education to employment is a challenge, considering persistent graduate un- and underemployment. Qualifications are not... 

Are internal migrants more likely to be unemployed than locally born residents?

Are internal migrants more likely to be unemployed than locally born residents?

By: Econ3x3      12th October 2016 This article compares the labour-market status of migrants and locally born residents. The focus is on migration into Cape Town and the Western... 

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