Opinion

[Opinion] The Invisibles: South Africa’s growing underclass
Bheki Mahlobo and Thuthukani Ndebele
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03 Sep, 2020

Poor people with little education and no work, and who generally live under difficult conditions, find themselves relying on state support, while being unable to occupy centre stage in public discourse. They are the underclass — often neglected and ‘invisible’ — yet increasingly, they are becoming a potential source of unrest.

[Opinion] Save Stats SA
Financial Mail
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07 Aug, 2020

The slow crippling of Stats SA through budget cuts and understaffing constitutes more than a threat to one institution. It stands to pull the rug out from under SA’s ability to formulate effective policy

[Opinion] Will fiscal pressure breed reform?
Polity
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08 Jul, 2020

In his supplementary budget on 24 June, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni painted a dire picture of South Africa’s public finances in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis and the government-imposed lockdown.

[Opinion] Taxman at your door
David Ansara
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27 Feb, 2020

David Ansara writes if necessary policies aren’t implemented, taxpayers will continue to pay for government’s profligacy.