Vimal Ranchhod considers potential explanations for why South Africa has such a persistently high unemployment rate in an op-ed in 'GroundUp'. He points to historical factors, a struggling educational system, the need to encourage investments, a highly concentrated market structure, and the costs of living in a low trust society
December saw renewed media interest in SALDRU’s Income Comparison Tool with three popular publications including Times Live, City Press and Daily Vox publishing articles about it from varying perspectives. SALDRU is pleased to see that the continued media interest. The tool is one of the most striking demonstrations of the economic challenge facing SA.
"There is no avoiding the fact that further redistribution has to be on the table as part of sensible set of policies to build a South Africa in which all of our citizens can flourish," argue Murray Leibbrandt and Vimal Ranchhod in an article written for the NRF's Science Matters magazine.
CGTN's Travers Andrews talked to Prof. Murray Leibbrandt about SALDRU's Income Comparison Tool that aims to help people better understand SA's inequality. "We're all part of this society. We all fit somewhere. It's necessary to know where you fit in the distribution and see how other people live," Leibbrandt told him.