SARB: Inflation targeting in context of ‘nationalisation’ debate

The South African Reserve Bank has a constitutional responsibility for conducting monetary policy in South Africa (The Constitution, 1996).  Sections 223 to 225 of the Constitution states that: the South African Reserve Bank is the central bank of the Republic and is regulated in terms of an Act of Parliament; the primary object of the... Continue Reading →

Mining in South Africa: Whose Benefit and Whose Burden?

Walking the Talk The Social Audit Baseline Report (ActionAid, 2019), which was conducted in eight mining affected communities across South Africa, as part of the ActionAid South Africa’s Social Audit Project, was conceptualised as part of our ongoing work with MACUA and WAMUA. Our research has found very little, if any evidence, that the development... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Economics for Africa Essay Competition

The Institute for African Alternatives, the Institute for Economic Justice and the Rethinking Economics for Africa student network  invite all students registered for an undergrad, honours or masters at a South African University to submit essays addressing the following question: “South African Inequality can be solved within the context of neoliberal capitalism.” Critically evaluate this... Continue Reading →

Mapping a path for South Africa’s economic revival

The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) recently brought together some of South Africa's leading progressive economists to discuss the country's seriously weak economy. This emerged out of concern about the narrow scope of the Presidency's international investment drive and a recognition that this does not provide the answer to the country's urgent need for reform... Continue Reading →

Minimum Wage in South Africa: A Question of Power

Introduction South Africa has embarked on the historic implementation of a national minimum wage. This is both a timely and important intervention because the South African labour market continues to generate some of the highest levels of income inequality in the world, partly the result of unemployment but also due to massive inequalities in wages... Continue Reading →

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