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Basic income support in South Africa: risks, rewards and what it will take

Some form of basic income support is central to the South African government’s agenda. The lockdown-induced shocks have added to the crisis of structural mass unemployment and of poverty. There also seems to be broad consensus that basic income support is an essential part of the country’s social compact. But the fiscal risks it po...

By Michael Sachs 5 months ago

France hails victory as Facebook agrees to pay newspapers for content

France has hailed a victory in its long-running quest for fairer action from tech companies after Facebook reached an agreement with a group of national and regional newspapers to pay for content shared by its users. Facebook on Thursday announced a licensing agreement with the APIG alliance of French national and regional newspaper...

By Angelique Chrisafis 8 months ago

BLSA CEO’s weekly – 4 October

A big takeaway from last week’s meeting between business representatives and President Cyril Ramaphosa was that fixing the workings of the economy must be a joint endeavour.

By Busi Mavuso 9 months ago

Corruption in state-owned companies hurts low skilled workers the most: we show how

State-owned enterprises are companies in which government owns, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the shares. Worldwide, states own 10% of the largest companies. In South Africa, state-owned enterprises play a significant role in the important sectors of mining, energy, communications, air and rail transport. Some state-owned...

By The Conversation Contributors 9 months ago

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