On the 2nd and 3rd of February we hosted a highly successful Symposium with over 250 academics; policy makers; union, business and civil society leaders; reporters; and members of the public in attendance.
Topics ranged from the impact of minimum wages on poverty and inequality and employment, to labour market analysis and statistical modeling, international case studies, and policy proposals. The Symposium included six leading international scholars and a host of local participants.
All presentations, videos and photographs can be access from the links below.
|Current median in SA should be considered In: 2016.|
|Minimum wage ‘requires maximum coverage’ GERNETZKY, KARL (Ed.): 2016.|
|Call for minimum wage for foreigners In: 2016.|
|Minimum wage debate 'a political issue' 2016.|
|Cosatu: Workers should expect news on minimum wage 2016.|
|Looking at the effectiveness of a minimum wage Mgabadeli, Siki (Ed.): 2016.|
|Minimum wage 'will boost GDP' In: 2016.|
|Academics in favour of minimum wages Nkabinde, Sungula (Ed.): 2016.|
The National Minimum Wage Research Initiative (NMW-RI) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa wishes to invite you to attend our National Symposium on the 2nd and 3rd February 2016.
The symposium will profile the research of our initiative, as well as draw together important international and local experts. We expect policy makers; civil society, union and business leaders; academics; and the press to be in attendance.
DRAFT programme available here.
Professor London School of Economics (LSE)
International Labour Organisation
Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina
National Wage Council, Malaysia
Applied Development Research Solutions
Arden Finn – University of Cape Town
Bandile Ngidi – Rethink Africa
Benjamin Stanwix – DPRU, University of Cape Town
Debbie Collier – University of Cape Town
Elena Konopelko – NMW-RI, University of the Witwatersrand
Gilad Isaacs – CSID, University of the Witwatersrand
Lotta Takala-Greenish – CSID, University of the Witwatersrand
Neil Coleman – Spokesperson for Labour, Wage Inequality Task Team at Nedlac
Mike Rogan – ISER, Rhodes University
Ruth Castel-Branco – NMW-RI, University of the Witwatersrand
Shane Godfrey – University of Cape Town
For information contact us
For their generous support, the National Minimum Wage Research Initiative would like to thank:
– Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), South Africa Office
– Oxfam Great Britain in South Africa
– International Department of LO-Norway