Labour productivity is up, with real wages stagnant

Two replies to Loane Sharp by Dick Forslund and Simon Eppel, originally published in Business Report, December 19, 2012: The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) reported in its latest Quarterly Bulletin that labour productivity is going up, as it has since 1994. The...

Job protection leads to shrinking workforce

Brian Kantor, the chief strategist and economist at Investec Wealth and Investment, responds to the debate about wages and productivity between Dick Forslund from AIDC, Simon Eppel from SACTWU and Loane Sharp from Adcorp (published in Business Report, December 13, 14...

Economic policy PR without scruples

Originally in Business Day, 2012-03-05 Adcorp’s method of measuring employment “generates such massive employment levels that it does away with SA’s unemployment problem in one fell swoop, lowering the unemployment rate to around 5%”, write Dr Kerr and...
The President’s Penis | by Gillian Schutte

The President’s Penis | by Gillian Schutte

Over the past eighteen months there have been enough “Kaffir” slips of the tongue, from different echelons of White society, to prove that racism is alive and well and living on the tips of the tongues of most White South Africans. In many cases all it takes is a bit...