If higher education is made "free" for all, the whole society ends up paying more. That's deeply unjust in already unequal societies, such as those in Africa.
Some hard-to-hear facts are not included in the World Bank's new discussion note on poverty and inequality in South Africa.
We need to change the school admissions code.
In a competitive rental market, landlords can easily skirt anti-discrimination laws.
With the local government elections set to take place within the next seven months, it is worth considering what impact the recent upsurge in protests will have on the country's political future.
Oxfam's report shows that as the gap between rich and poor grows, other inequalities are also on the rise.
Providing citizens with a basic income has shown signs of success in lifting people out of poverty, but more importantly the idea is transforming the way we think about inequality.
South Africa's transition into democracy involved compromises that left white privilege intact and black poverty undiminished. Here are a dozen of Mandela's economic deals that need to be undone.
South African opposition politician Julius Malema has blamed economic policies put in place during Nelson Mandela's era for the country's high levels of inequality. He may have a point.
The central thrust of Haffajee's book is compelling. It argues that black South Africans, especially the new generation of young, black ‘born frees' are obsessed with whiteness and white privilege.
Evidence suggests the global neutral interest rate may settle at below 1%, penalising savers and rewarding risk takers.
Given the conservative stand of the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians, Pope Francis had a wonderful opportunity to extend his message of tolerance to both the religious and social realms.
Simulations indicate that the introduction of a national minimum wage in South Africa could boost household consumption and economic growth as well as reduce inequality and poverty.
White boys from poorer backgrounds repeatedly come up worst when it comes to attainment.
The quality of everyday life for many European Muslims is deteriorating. It's time for radical change.
South Africa's rugby administrators are facing increased criticism for their failure to shed its white image. The tone of the debate is different this time, amid growing protests against inequality.
International experiences indicate that South Africa could reduce income inequality by introducing a national minimun wage.
In a country as unequal as South Africa, the people who have access to higher education have the power to shape the society, including its elites and middle class.
In the latest ANUpoll, most Australians (92%) surveyed responded that they belong to the middle or working class.
Healthcare that everyone can access is an important step in bridging the inequality in a country. In reality though, its hard to implement properly.