Harold Wolpe showed how poor rural areas subsidised low wages of migrant workers’ wages.
During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s university campuses and within the broader anti-apartheid movement…
Not everyone gets an equal share.
Most of the gains from the record economy went to those at the top, while everyone else saw much smaller gains – if any – in income and wealth.
Tourism, that quintessentially elitist pursuit, is now responsible for almost 8 percent of global CO₂ emissions.
In the face of climate change, the poorest are suffering from the excess emissions of CO₂ linked to the lifestyle of the richest. It is time to act, in the name of climate and social justice.
South Africa has struggled to get schooling right across the board.
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It's easy to report on access and inputs, but much more difficult to achieve educational quality and meaningful outcomes.
Corbyn: switching social mobility for social justice.
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A former member of the Social Mobility Commission on Jeremy Corbyn's plan to drop social mobility as a policy goal in favour of social justice.
Less than one percent of state and local drug arrests involve amounts over a kilogram.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
Inequality in South Africa derives from settler colonialism. The country is incredibly unequal.
Inequality persists in post-apartheid South Africa, reflecting the distribution of power. Reversing this will require changing the social processes and relations that underpin it.
South Africa has seen a steady rise in the number of protests
If the country is to survive its current crisis, government will need to undertake two difficult tasks simultaneously.
Gladys Berejiklian has said a new selective school will provide another local option.
Selective schools aim to give all gifted students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, opportunities they may not have had otherwise. But that's not what's actually happening.
Many young South Africans see no point in voting.
After recent elections, South Africa are grappling with what the reasons are for the declining trend in youth participation in the 2019 elections.
People of color face more obstacles on the path to an organ transplant.
Although certain racial minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with organ failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. What's behind the gap?
Bias, stereotypes and other rules of thumb influence how people think about you – even based on your name.
Despite attempts to the contrary, government schools are far from equal.
Public school funding aims for every student to have the same opportunities. But a new study shows parents contributions still perpetuate inequality in government schools.
A woman collects plastic bags bound for recycling in Yopougon, a suburb of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Poorer countries can now refuse shipments of plastic waste and slow the build-up of pollution on their shores.
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The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.
International unemployment standards ignore a big part of South Africa’s labour market problems.
South Africa’s embrace of international conventions has buttressed the country’s reputation in statistical circles. But these global standards prove a poor fit for the country.
Dogs can connect neighbors, but in multicultural areas they can also reinforce racial barriers.
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa won’t have free reign when choosing his Cabinet.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
Millennials are less likely to own a home than previous generations were at the same age.
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As millennials flock to certain parts of the US, home prices in those areas are surging.
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the developed world, Melbourne’s suburban sprawl has many costs.
State and local governments can't do much about the rapid population growth in Melbourne, but they can take steps to reduce the costs of growing disparities between the outer suburbs and inner city.