INSIDE LABOUR: When automation costs another 4.5 million their jobs

2018-08-30 06:15

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.

INSIDE LABOUR: Fake news, myths and Marikana

2018-08-24 06:15

Nothing can change if it the truth is not faced, says Terry Bell.

INSIDE LABOUR: After Marikana, what really changed?

2018-08-17 06:15

Billions still lie in budget allocations but millions are returned unspent, while more seems to be lost to corruption - so it's time to prioritise job retention before the voters walk away, says Terry Bell.

There is an alternative to labour broking

2018-08-05 11:05

The much-lauded Constitutional Court judgment on labour brokers will not affect the notorious “bakkie brigade” – those independent labour traffickers who hire out teams of workers picked up from roadsides around the country.

Can we redefine a new social reality?

2018-07-29 05:15

Is there really any serious prospect for change in South Africa, or are we facing yet another false dawn?

The numbers will tell the truth

2018-07-22 08:57

By the end of today there may be a fairly clear indication of how much popular power Cosatu may have lost in recent years, writes Terry Bell.

INSIDE LABOUR: The more things change, the more they stay the same

2018-07-13 06:00

Advances in productivity and innovation sadly have not always been accompanied by improvement in the lot of workers, writes Terry Bell.

SA's new dawn - the devil is in the details

2018-07-06 06:01

The new dawn remains sadly remote for the moment. But if we ask the right questions, there may be hope on the horizon, writes Terry Bell.

INSIDE LABOUR: The role of remembrance

2018-06-29 06:01

There are moments in history that must be remembered for the profound influence they have on us, as we move toward more effective structures in the future, writes Terry Bell.

INSIDE LABOUR: The long road to decent work

2018-06-22 06:00

Workers of the world want and need to be treated equally and decently. But globally, this is the exception rather than the rule. Major structural change is clearly needed, writes Terry Bell.

 

Labour needs a new revolution

2018-08-26 07:42

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.

Will sugar and chicken define an election?

2018-08-19 11:21

If the decision by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to raise the import duty on sugar was intended to placate all levels of the industry, it failed dismally.

INSIDE LABOUR: Unemployment, malnutrition and decolonisation

2018-08-10 07:30

As SA faces job losses in the mining, poultry and sugar sectors, Terry Bell writes that with increased economic hardship comes the crippling reality of malnutrition.

China loans: Explain the fine print, please

2018-08-03 05:45

Euphoria over money pouring in from China is premature until we know the crucial details - otherwise it may just be a Trojan horse, says Terry Bell.

INSIDE LABOUR: We did not steal the billions, so why should we have to pay?

2018-07-27 06:00

Government supporters tend to ask where the money will come from to solve urgent problems. But this lands in the wake of R19bn of irregular expenditure at Eskom, writes Terry Bell.

Think outside the box to solve land and waste problems

2018-07-20 05:45

Individual ownership in a capitalist system is not the only alternative to feudal control, says Terry Bell.

Forget fuel, sugar is the bitter pill to swallow

2018-07-08 09:00

There was, legitimately, a great deal of fuss made in the past week about the fifth increase so far this year in overall fuel prices.

SA jobs: Lies, damned lies and statistics

2018-07-01 06:02

Every year, on a regular basis, that old saying: “There are three kinds of lies – lies, damned lies and statistics,” comes to mind.

World of work gets a collective vision

2018-06-24 06:26

Some small steps were taken in Cape Town last week that may provide signposts and perhaps encourage some pressure towards a better world of work.

INSIDE LABOUR: The need for a national conversation about youth

2018-06-15 06:00

There is little for today's youth to celebrate as they contemplate the present and their future prospects. But as their predecessors showed, change can be driven and political will can be awakened, writes Terry Bell.

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