Tag Archives: poverty

Free Higher Education for the Poor is the Right Thing to do in South Africa.

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Following the announcement in December 2017 by President Jacob Zuma, that the state will fund higher education for young South Africans from poor households, there has been an outpouring of opposition from all quarters. Amongst those who oppose such a move are the private sector, some media analyst, higher education institutions, civil society organisations among others. Over the past weeks, […]

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US Federal Rate Hike- South Africa a Loser

By Vivian Atud As expected the US Federal Open Market Committee has finally taken the United States- world’s biggest economy off life support. This happened yesterday when the US Fed Chair Woman-Janet Yellen announced a 0.25 percent rate hike for the first time since 2008. What does this mean for the US economy? On the one hand, the U.S. government […]

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Why BEE benefits blacks the least

According to the latest data from New World Wealth, BEE and affirmative action policies are working to uplift the previously disadvantaged – but black Africans aren’t the ones reaping the most benefit. The data showed that, while the country has seen its black African millionaire population increase by 277% over the past 15 years, the Indian population actually had the […]

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South Africa among the Top Five Most Painful Economies to Live and Work in 2015

By Editor Sunburst Africa It is time for South Africa’s leaders to take decisive steps to promote growth and development in the economy. South Africa’s leaders have spent a lot of time planning and if the is one thing the country has an over-supply of – it is policies and plans. From the Reconstruction and Development Plan (RDP) in 1994, […]

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