Invitation: The next decades – the effect of a burgeoning black middle class

Presentation by Loane Sharp, Free Market Foundation economist and labour law expert.
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Invitation: The next decades – the effect of a burgeoning black middle class

Presentation by Loane Sharp, Free Market Foundation economist and labour law expert.

South Africa's burgeoning black middle class: Economic and political ramifications 

•    South Africa’s black middle class has swelled from 1.8 million to 5.9 million people over the past 20 years.

•    The number of black South Africans earning more than R400,000 per year has increased from 180,000 to 1.2 million – and a negligible fraction of these are civil servants.

•    There is no question that, as whites’ upward mobility characterised the 20th century, blacks’ upward mobility will characterise the 21st century.

•    Yet the onslaught against the middle class continues in economic policy and political manoeuvring.

•    The so-called “working class” remains firmly entrenched in the political domain.

•    There are growing signs that the black middle class is involved in a kind of “civil disobedience”.


Date: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Time: 17h30 Cheese & Wine |18h15 Presentation & Discussion

Venue: Free Market Foundation, Prime Meridian House, Block 6, Bryanston Gate Office Park, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (off Main Road, opposite Sandton Medi-Clinic)

RSVP by clicking on http://www.fmfevents.co.za/Event.aspx?ID=79 (essential as seating limited)

Guests & friends welcome – please RSVP for each one individually so that their names are recorded.

If you have already responded or cannot join us, no need to RSVP. 

No entrance fee but a donation towards the provision of refreshments would be appreciated. 

Security Please bring this invitation with you as it will speed up the security process; without it you will need to complete the security form at the gate. 

Enquiries
Joan Evans
011 884 0270
joanevans@fmfsa.org

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South Africa's burgeoning black middle class: Economic and political ramifications 

•    South Africa’s black middle class has swelled from 1.8 million to 5.9 million people over the past 20 years.

•    The number of black South Africans earning more than R400,000 per year has increased from 180,000 to 1.2 million – and a negligible fraction of these are civil servants.

•    There is no question that, as whites’ upward mobility characterised the 20th century, blacks’ upward mobility will characterise the 21st century.

•    Yet the onslaught against the middle class continues in economic policy and political manoeuvring.

•    The so-called “working class” remains firmly entrenched in the political domain.

•    There are growing signs that the black middle class is involved in a kind of “civil disobedience”.


Date: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Time: 17h30 Cheese & Wine |18h15 Presentation & Discussion

Venue: Free Market Foundation, Prime Meridian House, Block 6, Bryanston Gate Office Park, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (off Main Road, opposite Sandton Medi-Clinic)

RSVP by clicking on http://www.fmfevents.co.za/Event.aspx?ID=79 (essential as seating limited)

Guests & friends welcome – please RSVP for each one individually so that their names are recorded.

If you have already responded or cannot join us, no need to RSVP. 

No entrance fee but a donation towards the provision of refreshments would be appreciated. 

Security Please bring this invitation with you as it will speed up the security process; without it you will need to complete the security form at the gate. 

Enquiries
Joan Evans
011 884 0270
joanevans@fmfsa.org

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