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Budget 2019: Downward spiral continues

The budget has failed miserably to stimulate the economy at the township level.  This budget continues the trajectory of massive and intractable levels of unemployment, low productivity, poor education and health outcomes, deepening poverty, increased social discontent and disintegration and low economic growth.  This is a budget that continues to exclude the majority of South…
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The National Minimum Wage is a National Poverty Wage

Now that the National Minimum Wage Act has been passed and with the publication of the Regulations to the National Minimum Wage Act, which see exemption thresholds taking 10% off the hourly rate for workers; the wages of many of the most vulnerable workers will be set even lower than the current sectoral determinations. This…
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