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DPRU in the Media

2017

Davos – When chickens come home to roost EyeWitnessNews, 20th January 2017

2016

Adjustment to national minimum wage needs maximum care and oversight Business Day, 29th November 2016

Unemployment Keeps Growing. What A Surprise, Said No One Ever. High unemployment and low economic growth is on trend in SA Huffington Post, 23rd November 2016

What you need to know about the national minimum wage debate Daily Vox, 22nd November 2016

Treasury warns national minimum wage will lead to 715 000 job losses Mail & Guardian, 21st November 2016

Proposed R3 500 minimum wage sparks heated debate Fin24, 21st November 2016

Youth employment subsidy has been 'positive' and should be extended BizCommunity, 10th November 2016

Varsities must meet labour needs Mail & Guardian, 4th November 2016

Top 500 to publish Pravin Gordhan's take on the way forward MoneyWeb, 1st November 2016

Is Zuma to blame for the decline of the ANC? Rand Daily Mail, 31st October 2016

Exemptions may render national minimum wage harmless MoneyWeb, 5th October 2016

Millions subsist in SA’s 'second economy' IOL.com, 2nd October 2016

On My Mind: National minimum wage can be made to work Financial Mail, 25th August 2016

SA academics call on Jacob Zuma to end 'the war' against Gordhan and the treasury Mail & Guardian, 25th August 2016

Poverty and unemployment in South Africa New Era.com, 25th August 2016

National basic wage a pro, con balancing act Times Live, 21st August 2016

National minimum wage: Is it time to pay up? Financial Mail, 12th August 2016

A minimum wage needs to balance risk and opportunity, says DPRU UCT News, 27th June 2016

Skills gap needs broad effort Business Day, 24th June 2016

New generation faces an old problem: lack of skills and education Business Day, 15th June 2016

Minimum wage talks stalled IOL.co.za, 25th May 2016

Let’s be honest about wage-jobs trade-off Business Day, 6th April 2016

South Africa: Nation Nose Dives Into Jacob Zuma's Pool All Africa, 5th April 2016

Why South Africa isn’t cashing in on its demographic dividend IOL.com, 3rd April 2016

Labour market: Inching to reform Financial Mail, 31st March 2016

Why South Africa isn’t cashing in on its demographic dividend The Conversation, 30th March 2016

When polemic distorts the research evidence IOL.co.za, 17th March 2016

LETTER: SA’s public disservice Business Day Live, 7th March 2016

Admin jobs surge in public healthcare Business Day Live, 29th February 2016

Elite workers’ myth needs tidying Business Day Live Opinion & Analysis, 29th February 2016

Many workers on state's payroll are overwhelmed Rand Daily Mail, 29th February 2016

Sygnia board’s transparency disarms investor activist Business Day Live, 25th February 2016

The Budget 2016 and South Africa’s care economy Daily Maverick, 25th February 2016

Public sector union members earn more Business Day Live, 24th February 2016

Minimum wage will cost small businesses the most IOL.co.za, 16th February 2016

GroundUp: Zuma dropped the ball on the national minimum wage Daily Maverick, 16th February 2016

GroundUp: A too-high minimum wage will hurt poor people Daily Maverick, 16th February 2016

Cosatu's high minimum wage demand will increase unemployment Rand Daily Mail, 16th February 2016

South Africa: Zuma's National Minimum Wage 'Own Goal' GroundUp/All Africa.com, 15th February 2016

The Forgotten Half: What about the students who didn’t make it to matric? Daily Maverick, 9th February 2016

Motlanthe to lead panel to probe efficacy of laws made by Parliament Business Day Live, 19th January 2016

2015

Africa's education and gender equality goals 'well achieved' southafrica.info, 3rd November 2015

Experts Call for Better Policies to Promote Income Distribution in Africa All Africa.com, 12th October 2015

What do minimum wages look like in sub-Saharan Africa? World Economic Forum: Agenda, 13th October 2015

Wealth tax - the way to end inequality?  Fin 24, 12th October 2015

Stop dismissing Piketty without giving alternatives to fix inequality  Rand Daily Mail, 9th October 2015

FactCheck: is South Africa the most unequal society in the world?  The Conversation, 30th September 2015. And re-published: All Africa.com; Mail & Guardian and Times Live.

Experts poke holes in claim of labour-broking cataclysm  Business Day, 18th September 2015

Ramaphosa says business, labour must be open to ‘trade-offs’ to create jobs  Business Day, 11th September 2015

Don't rush basic wage decision  Mail & Guardian, 10th September 2015

Labour broking changes ‘bled jobs’  Business Day, 10th September 2015

LETTER: Report didn’t add up  Business Day, 8th September 2015

Labour broking changes ‘bled jobs’  Business Day, 7th September 2015

Wages: Delicate Balance  Financial Mail, 27th August 2015

The costs of transferring money to Zimbabwe, GroundUp  Moneyweb, 26th August 2015

Promoting economic growth through education Mail and Guardian, 14th August 2015

A jump to the left or a step to the right? Daily Maverick, 21st July 2015

Why is Africa so unequal? Mashada.com, 7th July 2015

Why aren't SA youth attractive to prospective employers?  Radio 702, 2nd July 2015

Without real inclusivity, there can be no growth  Business Day Live, 29th June 2015

Connecting with Survivors report unpacks the power of the informal market, BizCommunity.com  CNN (Africa View), 22nd June 2015

Manufacturers make needs known at metals indaba  Business Day Live, 29th May 2015

Rich getting richer, poor getting poorer? Africa's inequality struggle  CNN (Africa View), 12th May 2015

CCMA contributes to economy by saving over 100 000 jobs in five years  Business Report, IOL.co.za, 1st April 2015

Radical economic transformation remains a pipedream Mail & Guardian Opinion, 19th March 2015

South Africa: Non-Income Poverty Levels Drop in Democratic South Africa All Africa.com, 19th March 2015

Non-income poverty levels drop in democratic South Africa SouthAfrica.info, 18th March 2015

South Africa in the age of austerity Mail & Guardian 'Thought Leader", 5th March 2015

2014


South Africa now more unequal than under apartheid: report My Broadband.co.za, 11th December 2014

National Minimum Wage will improve lives of millions - Zwelinzima Vavi speech Politicsweb, 4th December 2014

GroundUp Op-Ed: What is at issue in the minimum wage debate? Daily Maverick, 27th November 2014

Labour brokers – friend or foe? Cape Business News, 17th November 2014

The downward spiral of SA unions Mail & Guardian, 14th November 2014

Labour brokers created more jobs in SA than any other sector since 1995 Radio 702, 12th November 2014

It’s not a minimum wage that cuts jobs IOL Business Report, 15th October 2014

Farmers are mechanising and consolidating Giles' Files, 19th September 2014

Higher minimum wage ‘might hit farming jobs' Business Day, 18th September 2014

Minimum wage, maximum debate Mail & Guardian, 12th September 2014

Treasury’s Jobs Fund plans ‘next funding level’ Business Day, 2nd September 2014

Minimum wage versus job losses conundrum Sunday Independent (& IOL.co.za), 24th August 2014

New Wesgro board announced Cape Business News, 20th August 2014

Minimum Wage: Puzzle of proper pay Financial Mail, 14th August 2014

KPMG’s probe of gender-based violence costs to help state spend more effectively Business Day (Online), 3rd July 2014

Amcu claims strike victory Times Live (Online), 24th June 2014

After Apartheid and Mandela: South Africa’s 2014 Elections Economic and Political Weekly, 14th June 2014

Pointlessness of job promises The Cape Times (Online), 19th May 2014

Service delivery in SA – it's about what could have been Daily Maverick, 4th May 2014

Cash-strapped unions bleed as workers lose faith Business Day (Online), 27th April 2014

Chinese growth projections; CNBC AFRICA: Business News, 26th March 2014

Projects on the Map: South Africa PM Network, March 2014

Strikes, foreign investment, and South Africa; CNBC AFRICA: Business Tonight, 24th February 2014

2013


Economic Inequality Is a Major Obstacle (Updated) The New York Times (Opinion Pages), 6th December 2013

The presidents and Nelson Mandela Politico, 5th December 2013

Strike Hysteria (Haroon Bhorat interview by John Maytham), 567 Cape Talk, 6th November 2013

Strikers are not about to destroy our economy, Business Day, 6th November 2013

Workers from South Africa's motor industry sector begin strike, Africalink on Air, 9th September 2013

En Afrique du Sud, les grèves font craindre une hausse du coût du travail (In South Africa, strikes fears are raising labor costs), Le Monde, 29 August 2013

Cut costs but not bonuses, state told. Unions rail against the plan to cut bonuses at the government’s ‘model of excellence’ – the treasury, Mail & Guardian, 16 August 2013

Economic Inequality Is a Major Obstacle, The New York Times (Opinion Pages), 28th July 2013

Skills mismatch probed, Financial Mail, 23rd May 2013

No balance of payments, Financial Mail, 16th May 2013

DP based on Cape land reform - Zille, Business Day, 25th February 2013

Minister reveals new minimum wage for farm workers, Business Day, 4th February 2013

2012


New study shows 70% of SA consumers live on the edge, Moneyweb, 23rd October 2012

Labour Problems in South Africa, Cii Broadcasting, 1st October 2012

Self Inflicted Harm: Labour Productivity, Financial Mail by Claire Bisseker, 5th September 2012

Labour law amendments will jeopardise jobs, SABC by Sejamothopo Motau, DA, 5th August 2012 14:34

Young, jobless and desperate – Degrees with no guarantees, City Press, 16th June 2012

Cutting labour costs not the answer, Mail & Guardian by Doron Isaacs and Ilan Strauss, 8th June 2012  

Over Half Of Youth Unemployed In South Africa by Anders Kelto on National Public Radio, 28 May 2012

Stop quibbling, fix unemployment Business Report by Joel Netshitenzhe, 23rd April 2012 at 08:10am

Labour law amendments Unintended consequences, Financial Mail by Claire Bisseker  5th April 2012

Research Fundamentals Panel Discussion, 14th March 2012

Labour Watch, Tuesday, Leadership Online, 14th February 2012

Global socialism needed to solve crises, Cosatu tells union conference, Business Day, 10th February 2012

Going for broke: Is Cosatu missing the point?, Mail & Guardian, 7th February 2012 at 10:48

Pay gap still starts in schools by Jabulani Sikhakhane, Independent Online News. January 5 2012 at 07:06am

2011


A wage for living by Chiara Reid, Euronews, 22nd December 2011 17:41 CET

Labour broking - Job creation - Laws need to limber up by Claire Bisseker,  Financial Mail, st1 December 2011

Europe recession shouldn't affect SA employment. Paul Vecchiatto, BusinessLIVE, 22nd November 2011

“The Missing Middle” in South Africa Sean Jacobs, 29th September 2011

Special Report: How does the South African media report on the economy? by SACSIS, 27th May 2011

Leaked labour report to hit govt, Jan de Lange, Fin24, 17th January 2011

2010


Is Inequality Good or Bad? The South African Civil Society Information Service, nonprofit news agency. 11th November 2010

2009


New approach needed to improve SA's labour-absorption potential. Terence Creamer. Polity News. 27th Nov 2009

Cape Town A Racist City - Study: Where do all the black people work? Donwald Pressly, Cape Times, Business. 22 October 2009 at 09:27AM This article was originally published on page 11 of Cape Times on 22 October 2009

Jobs massacre at small firms. Jan de Lange, Fin24.com. 14 August 2009

Cape Town a racist city - study [South Africa] A damning new study has found that Cape Town is seen to be hostile to black people, while white people are still being appointed and promoted at rates suggesting "positive discrimination". Cape Times, October 22, 2009 p 1 & 11