South Africa’s national minimum wage could hurt small firms, rural workers

Dieter von Fintel, Stellenbosch University and Marlies Piek, Stellenbosch University South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of US$1.5 (ZAR20.00) per hour on Workers’ Day next year. There are questions as to whether this is enough to be termed a victory for the country’s working poor? If historical trends continue, our research shows …

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Foreign-worker treatment undercuts Mauritius ‘miracle’ myth

Srilata Ravi, University of Alberta Mauritius, an island with no indigenous populations and a history of multiple European colonisations, is a multi-ethnic society made up of just over two thirds Indo Mauritians, nearly one third Creoles and small groups of Sino-Mauritians and Franco-Mauritians. The social fabric of the island of nearly 1.3 million people is …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 March 2015

Ethiopian oil marketer sees $5 bln refinery within 10 years Source: Reuters Protecting the chimps using photography Source: The Observer Africa’s top ten cities for investors Source: KHOG-TV/CNN Scottish oil and gas firms eye East Africa Source: BQ Live Zimbabwe’s education sector in crisis Source: The Africa Report First ever Sexuality Conference in South Africa! …

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