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12 August 2016 | Financial Mail
Government is creating a panel of seven academic experts to try to resolve, by October, the impasse over the introduction of a national minimum wage. In SA, minimum wages vary by sector. In 2015, the median wage of all workers covered by these sectoral determinations was R2,447/month. In addition, trade unions and employers negotiate in bargaining councils the minimum wages for sectors like mining and manufacturing. These pay more than 4,000/month. Read more...
4 August 2016 | Nikkei Asian Review
African governments are maintaining fiscal discipline and increasingly curbing corruption, according to Hiroyuki Hino, a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town's Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit. Hino spoke with the Nikkei Asian Review about how Africa is coping with the resource slump and other issues. Read more...
International Workshop on Inequality and Middle Class Development in Africa
Cape Town, 4-6 May 2016
Against the background of a renewed interest in the impact of the distribution of income and wealth on socioeconomic development, this workshop focused on the potential of an emerging middle class in Africa to foster inclusive growth and play a transformative socio-political role in their respective countries. The workshop was organized by the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in cooperation with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJRI) and SALDRU. In the course of three days, it provided participants with the opportunity to critically engage with questions around the development of a middle class in Africa from different perspectives. Participants presented current research results, structured the debate and exchanged ideas between research and policy making, and deliberated on joint strategies for a more integrated approach to the understanding of middle class formation, its segmentation, as well as its political and social orientations. Please see here for information about the workshop and to view the presentations.
There will be no seminar this week. Details on the next seminar to follow.
Elizabeth Lwanga Nanziri and Murray Leibbrandt
Zorobabel Bicaba, Zuzana Brixiová and Mthuli Ncube
Emily Frame, Ariane De Lannoy and Murray Leibbrandt
Shaun Larcom, Mare Sarr and Tim Willems
Cally Ardington, Till Bärnighausen, Anne Case and Alicia Menendez
Arden Finn and Vimal Ranchhod
Cally Ardington, Till Barnighausen, Anne Case and Alicia Menendez
Nicola Branson and Tanya Byker
Ingrid Woolard, Rebecca Metz, Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig and Mashekwa Maboshe
Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig, Mashekwa Maboshe, Catriona Purfield and Ingrid Woolard