Vacancies
SA-TIED
Closing date: 15 March 2024 at 23:59 (GMT +2) Station: National Treasury, Pretoria, South Africa Background The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), together with the National Treasury of South Africa...
February 2024
Vacancies
SA-TIED
Job description About UN University (UNU) The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in policy-oriented research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge, furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter...
February 2024
Blog
Aimable Nsabimana and Abena Larbi-Odam
Sub-Saharan Africa has abundant natural resources and a substantial market, with an estimated population of 1.2 billion . The population is projected to grow by nearly 80% and reach almost 2 billion people by 2043...
February 2024
Blog
Michelle Pleace, Matthew Clance, and Nicky Nicholls
New analysis of income data in South Africa shows the gender pay gap—how much more men earn than women—has increased. According to findings from a study conducted on the SA-TIED programme, in 2021, women in...
January 2024
Public revenue
Blog
Shakeba Foster
South Africa ranks as the world’s most unequal country by income. This is largely due to high wage inequality, given that wages are the main income source for the majority of the working population. Exploring...
January 2024
Labour market and inequality
Report
A partnership between the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), National Treasury’s (NT) SA TIED research projects, the National Planning Commission (NPC), and the Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) was formed to assess what level of...
December 2023
Climate and energy
News
SA-TIED
To support evidence-based policymaking across southern and east Africa, UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the National Treasury of South Africa, the Spatial Economic Activity Data South Africa (SEADsa), and the SA-TIED programme, successfully organized a capacity...
December 2023
Working paper
Gemma Wright, Katrin Gasior, Joonas Ollonqvist, Wynnona Steyn, Winile Ngobeni, Helen Barnes, Michael Noble, David McLennan, Jukka Pirttilä, and Ada Jansen
In this paper we explore options for augmenting South Africa’s personal income tax revenue using two microsimulation models: PITMOD simulates the personal income tax system and is underpinned by a dataset comprising a full extract...
December 2023
Public revenue
Working paper
Jacomien Van der Merwe and Tom de Jong
Addressing unemployment and income inequalities in transport and land-use policies is important, particularly in South Africa, which is currently experiencing one of the highest unemployment rates and income inequality in the world. This research investigates...
December 2023
Labour market and inequality
News
SA-TIED
SA-TIED representatives recently participated in the Inequality, Work, and Nature Conference , held on 8 and 9 November 2023. This collaborative effort, led by The Presidency, The EU, and the African Centre of Excellence for...
November 2023
Climate and energy
Reform implementation
Blog
Andrew Donaldson
Introduction Personal income tax is the primary revenue source in South Africa’s fiscal system. Its buoyancy in the context of slow and declining economic growth over the past 13 years has resulted in part from...
December 2023
Working paper
Joshua Budlender and Ihsaan Bassier
Faced with more favourable demand conditions, many firms raise wages. However, we show that firms with labour market power, lower productivity, and binding wage floors will absorb these positive revenue productivity shocks as excess profits...
November 2023
Enterprise development
Working paper
Michelle Pleace, Matthew Clance and Nicky Nicholls
The attainment of financial independence by women holds significant importance for women’s empowerment and has implications for the increasing prevalence of female-headed households in the country. Previous estimates of the gender wage gap in South...
October 2023
Labour market and inequality
In the media
SA-TIED
Nomvuyo Guma, Chief Director for Microeconomic Policy at the National Treasury, and policy lead on SA-TIED´s Work stream 6, recently featured on Kaya FM's Pivot Point show, discussing her crucial role within the SA-TIED programme...
SEPTEMBER 2023
Reform implementation
News
SA-TIED
Nomvuyo Guma, Chief Director for Microeconomic Policy at the National Treasury, and policy lead on SA-TIED work stream 6 recently presented a research paper at the International Winelands Conference hosted by Stellenbosch University. The conference...
October 2023
Reform implementation