Thabo Mogaswa Report

The minimum wage and inequality

In today’s episode, we ask if the national minimum wage is a silver bullet, which will help reduce the inequality gap and poverty and support economic growth. Studies show that countries which have introduced the national minimum wage, experience sustainable levels of economic growth.

To help us unpack the national minimum wage question we are joined by Isabel Frye, the director of the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute.

We also speak to Cosatu’s Sizwe Pamla on COSATU’s stance on the latest development around the national minimum wage.

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