middle class

 
The future of the middle class is bleak
The future of the middle class is bleak
Another petrol hike is not what South Africa’s precarious middle class needs. The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) will release a report in...
South Africa’s middle class is three salaries away from poverty
South Africa’s middle class is three salaries away from poverty
A simple Google search of the term “middle class” reveals optimistic proposals, which suggest that this class might offer the promise of...
Don’t blame poverty on the poor
Don’t blame poverty on the poor
It is very difficult to face up to the role that luck plays in our lives. Luck is not something you have control over. Luck just happens to...
Mashonisas and the middle class
Mashonisas and the middle class
In 2003, Sebastian Mvundla* lost his job as a security guard at a black-owned advertising company in Sandton. The developers were expanding the...
​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students
The government is planning to scrutinise the income tax and financial records of families earning up to R600 000 in a bid to determine the number...
Africa doesn’t need foreign aid — it can couple cultural ideals with technology
Africa doesn’t need foreign aid — it can couple cultural ideals with technology
The generosity of Africa’s middle class can lead us to shared prosperity. For decades we have relied on foreign aid and a handful of homegrown...
Why post apartheid order is only starting two decades on
Why post apartheid order is only starting two decades on
South Africa’s political, economic and social landscape seems highly turbulent lately. South Africans have been treated with increasing tensions...
It's not black and white in SA – it's the working classes and the middle classes
It's not black and white in SA – it's the working classes and the middle classes
The run-up to the 2016 local government elections was characterised by smear campaigns, fear-mongering, miscalculations and misutterances, which...
SA’s mysterious ‘middle class’
SA’s mysterious ‘middle class’
Billions of rand will be spent developing strategies for Africa in general and South Africa in particular, using data seeking to define a middle...
Income groups: Things are tight around the middle
Income groups: Things are tight around the middle
It is frequently reported in the media that the middle class is doing just fine, notably with reference to the growing size, income and expenditure...
SA's elite will not be making the sacrifices
SA's elite will not be making the sacrifices
South African political analysts are in great demand these days. The international investor community is eager for our views. They ask: Is the...
Where were you?
Where were you?
Where were you and what did you do when South Africa began to degenerate? It is a question future generations will almost certainly ask.

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