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

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

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 that this might be beneficial for some workers. Others, especially those in small firms and rural areas, may not be so fortunate.

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The Object of Truth

The Object of Truth

In a world that is consumed with a high sense of self and the paramount validity of one’s own feelings and desires, our concept of and openness to the existence of objective truth often becomes blurry. If emotions alone inform our decisions, instead of objective truths, the potential for irrational decisions follow. The potential outcome may be some form of destruction.

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“Ho, Heigh-Ho: Off to Court we go!”

“Ho, Heigh-Ho: Off to Court we go!”

On 2 February 2016, we received notice from court (SCA) that our application to be joined as a party in the appeal matter had been granted. We were in! From the get go, the CFJ team worked for hours on end to prepare for this battle, knowing that this was a life-defining case in the history of our country.

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Democracy and the fruits of our future

Democracy and the fruits of our future

Today we celebrate the International Day of Democracy.

Democracy is as much a process as a goal and this year, South Africa celebrates 22 years of democracy. In 1996, two years after our country’s first democratic elections and after much debate and public consultation, our Constitution was promulgated.

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Adoption : Our nation’s children

Adoption : Our nation’s children

Approximately 3.7 million South African children are partially orphaned (having lost either a mother or a father) or doubly orphaned. Of the 1.8 million children in need of adoption, only a small fraction is placed with adoptive families.

Put this in perspective: in 2013, only 1 669 children were adopted and in 2014, the number dropped to 1 448.  Figures have roughly halved since 2004 (when 2 840 adoptions took place).

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CAUSE FOR JUSTICE

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