Employment is good for health, but it is even better for white men than for others. And unemployment is worse for white men than others. Could these findings shine light on our political situation?
The end of apartheid should have heralded a new South Africa for the generation born at its demise. But that hasn't happened.
South Africa's public works programme is a laudable idea. But it must be closely monitored to make sure it doesn't lead to unintended consequences, especially for women.
South Africa needs to start thinking about life after President Jacob Zuma. Given the damage that he's done, serious thought should be given to forming a government of national unity.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter told Q&A that 'rates of drug use amongst unemployed are 2.5 times higher than amongst employed people'. Is that correct?
Tackling the challenge of stunting in South Africa needs a convergence of science and policy along with better coordination at all levels of government.
Until you reach 25, employers can pay you less than your older colleagues.
Justifying Sydney’s ranking as a liveable city requires greater recognition of the inequality of Sydneysiders' access to jobs, wealth, transport and housing.
The government's best ideas for how to grow wages and incomes do not inspire confidence.
The populism politics adopted by South Africa's ruling party, African National Congress, mask a strategy to deflect attention from the party's policy failures and to hide its many scandals.
As South Africa prepares to introduce a national minimum wage, a new study shows that it will have a varied impact. Some parts of the economy are likely to be negatively affected.
Older workers are feeling discriminated against in the search for work, in their jobs and even in retirement, a new survey shows.
After years of deflation and disinflation, the economy is "reflating". But it might not last.
Wages are sluggish, underemployment seems stubbornly high, and there is a continued push to part-time rather than full-time employment.
The budget is full of forecasts about where the economy is going, but other indicators are often more helpful.
Over 70% of Ethiopia's population is under 30 years of age. This can be converted to economic muscle if policies are introduced to tackle the high unemployment levels in the country.
There are economic arguments to be had for ensuring an appropriate rate of growth of real wages.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
Employer groups are calling for a cut in real wages for low paid workers, but this would only exacerbate current problems.
Underemployment among young people is now at its highest in the 40 years since it has been officially counted, according to a report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence released on Monday.