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Capital doesn’t give a fig about skin colour; the only colour of real interest is the colour of money, writes Terry Bell.
Dr Iqbal Survé is seeking R100m in damages relating to an article that his lawyers said portrayed him as "dishonest and a liar" to boost his "status and stature".
The cut-price Dutch are back again, but there's been little protest that local poultry producers are among the most efficient anywhere, says Terry Bell.
As SA coasts uncomfortably towards the May 8 election, it is time to take stock of where we are and where we may be going, writes Terry Bell.
What was missing in the run-up to the 2019 Budget was what had become, in previous years, regular and often well-constructed "People’s Budget" contributions from unions and non-governmental groups, says Terry Bell.
Politicians' promises tend to be more of the same - and pie in the sky, says Terry Bell.
The public broadcaster is inquorate and the SABC is technically without management. But without a R3bn bank guarantee it's also bankrupt, says Terry Bell.
The global economy that affects us all is based on lies, writes Terry Bell.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. This was clear at the Jobs Summit, when President Cyril Ramaphosa presented "the most direct way" to create jobs, says Terry Bell.
Capitalism is not dying, although it is obviously gravely ill. But this global system, based on competition and the accumulation of private profit, is also extremely resilient, says Terry Bell.
Last month saw the idea of a new, 21st Century city, complete with bullet trains, widely broadcast, all within the framework of a "developmental state". But what this really boiled down to was a rehash of 20th Century concepts, says Terry Bell.
Words have the power to create illusions of reality and can trigger emotional responses rather than encourage critical thought,. They should be used wisely, says Terry Bell.
What will workers decide when faced with the confusion of 48 political parties listed for the national and provincial poll on May 8? asks Terry Bell.
A majority, when absent voters are taken into account, means something very different in real terms, says Terry Bell.
For most unionists who have followed these annual addresses over the years, the SONA must have been a case of déjà vu, says Terry Bell.
With 16 000 jobs lost in the last quarter, it's not the jolly season for all. Rather, it's a breather before upcoming struggles, says Terry Bell.
There's substantial call for cynicism about the National Minimum Wage, says Terry Bell.
No wonder there's resentment over SOE bailouts when ordinary people bear the brunt of healthcare that relies on the contents of bank accounts, says Terry Bell.
It's been reliably projected that automation could cost millions of South Africans their jobs in the not-too-distant future - and we are unprepared, says Terry Bell.
Nothing can change if it the truth is not faced, says Terry Bell.
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