Dispensing with Destitution

Implementing a meaningful  national minimum wage is the start of a national solution to poverty alleviation,

Writes Isobel Frye;

AMONG the fall-out of the end of year festivities and the dreaded receipt of credit card statements from banks for many middle class and elites, in South Africa the debate about the introduction of a national minimum wage seems to be gaining attention, and it is easy to see why. The deputy president recently asserted at Davos that the South African economy and policies were sound and on track (whichever track that might be). On that we would not comment.