Not Yet Uhuru (Part 2): Continued Oppression of the Working Class

As a fraction and as an absolute number, unemployment grew in South Africa post 1995. However, this unemployment did not rise in all the years mentioned nor did it rise uniformly across all sectors. Industries such as banking, construction and retail services sectors have experienced considerable amounts of employment growth. With such growth leading to…

Not Yet Uhuru (Part 1): The Fate of the oppressed

Umhlaba wakithi bo Usemi Ndawonye Akukho mehluko kulelizwe Qhawula ama khamandela Thina asina voti Silale emkhukhwini Akukho mehluko kulelizwe Qhawula ama khamandela Bakhona Abanye Bakithi Abasibona sesi khululekile Kodw’ umshosha phansi Uthi NOT YET UHURU Letta Mbulu In the 1950’s and 1960’s, the apartheid government increased the wages of all white South Africans which served…

Consuming Power: A teaser

Micro level consumption behavior (as a subject) is seldom studied in South African economics and more scarcely talked about as one of the key issues that may have an impact on the country’s economy. Rarely do we see studies on consumer behavior and spending patterns and their impact on economic downturns and upturns; and we…