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Research data: WAGE INEQUALITY

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2018 The retail sector growth, expansion, employment and income inequality: a case study of Shoprite and Pick 'n Pay in South Africa and Namibia

The South African and Namibian economy is liberalised, and there is a movement of big companies from outside Africa to South Africa and Nami...

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2016 More than wages: the gap between expectations and experience

In the context of constrained economic growth and a general scarcity of jobs, South Africans consider job security and non-financial charact...

2010 Public service wage bill is not sustainable: wage growth should be linked to productivity

As this piece is being written, close to a million public service workers are out on strike demanding a salary increase of 8.6%, and a month...