The Employment Equity Act has been amended to cure the ongoing challenges of unequal pay based on gender discrimination. However a minimal amount of claims against wage discrimination have successfully been brought forward in legal court cases. Professor Stella Vettori from the UNISA School of Business Leadership joins CNBC Africa for more.
This is the 25th year that the African National Congress governed South Africa. It's also a hundred and seven years since Africa's oldest liberation movement was born. But 2019 is also an election year and no better time for the party to look at itself and figure out exactly where it's going. For more CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to Somadoda Fikeni, Political Analyst at UNISA.
South African consumers remain quite financially vulnerable. That is according to the third quarter Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index. Momentum and Unisa released results which looked into income, expenditure, savings and debt vulnerability of consumers in the country. This latest index found there has been minimal improvement compared to second quarter which now stands at 49.7 points. Ronelle Kind, General Manager for Member engagement Solutions at Momentum Corporate joins CNBC Africa for more.
CNBC Africa is joined by Kabira Akoob, an MBL Graduate at UNISA and a researcher on a report about a significant demographic in South Africa's informal economy. 80 per cent of women entrepreneurs are involved in the informal sector's economy growth, compared to 65 per cent of men. Just what are the motivational factors driving women entrepreneurs in rural settings.
CNBC Africa is joined by Carel van Aardt, Professor at UNISA's Bureau of Market Research for a conversation on The Momentum / Unisa Household Financial Wellness Index, which provides an in-depth perspective of the 2017 household wellness position of South African households and the reasons why some are striving, while others are barely surviving.