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...

Marxism, morality, and human nature | by Phil Gasper

Marx rejected bourgeois morality in favor of an ethics of human emancipation, says Phil Gasper ACCORDING TO the German socialist and philosopher Karl Vörlander writing in the early twentieth century, “The moment anyone started to talk to Marx about morality, he would...

Polygamy: A Freezing of Culture | by Mazibuko K. Jara

Some five years ago, the overwhelming majority of both rural and urban South Africans would have baulked at the idea of polygamy. However, it seems that polygamy has regained some legitimacy and currency. Together with President Zuma, celebrities such as the composer...