Piketty – probably the most famous economist in the world – was in South Africa to address the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.
Piketty proposed an annual, low-rate wealth tax and a minimum wage to start correcting the “disturbing” rise in inequality in South Africa since the end of apartheid.
In this interview Piketty shares his views on the world and South Africa.
Listen to the audio for more detail:
Recommendedby THE NEWSROOM
Xhanti Payi, business reporter and researcher at Nascence Research, unpacks the French economist's polarising and radical ideology.
Gill Marcus calls it “one of the most important books of this century”. 5 thought leaders debate Thomas Piketty’s tour de force...
Jesus said poverty will always be with us. He was right, because poverty is relative, says the Free Market Foundation’s Leon Louw.
South Africa is a country of breath-taking wealth and life stealing poverty, according to an Oxfam report on extreme inequality.
Leslie Sedibe says govt can create 12m land owners “with a stroke of a pen” by giving title deeds to shack dwellers.
Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)
The Asset Forfeiture Unit is gunning for the Guptas, says City Press. Bruce Whitfield interviews ENS Africa’s Steven Powell.
‘You'd have a gin and tonic & you’d find hold on, that’s not tonic water I’ve put in there, that’s soda water' - Stephen Grootes
Eusebius McKaiser questions the party's use of vandalism during weekend demonstrations at H&M.
This past weekend, hikers were attacked at St James Peak in Kalk bay. Police are looking for two suspects.
"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.