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.

INSIDE LABOUR: Minimum wage, innovation and persecution

2018-06-01 06:00

The waste picker programme in Brazil's “greenest city on earth” shows an integrated approach, based on people's needs, can clearly pay off, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Still none so blind as those who will not see

2018-05-18 06:00

Despite the mantra that more economic growth would mean more for everyone, wealth always tends to rise to the top of an exploitative human pyramid, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: So much talk, so little sense

2018-05-04 06:00

The real crisis right now seems that there is too little openness and honest discussion about real issues such as the minimum wage and land expropriation, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Turmoil, tension and some unity

2018-04-27 08:00

This past week has been one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent labour history, raising several important political, financial and ethical questions, says Terry Bell.

Winnie and the victims in the rush for 'truth'

2018-04-22 14:20

An independent media is often the favourite whipping boy of politicians, business and religious charlatans, 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.

Inside Labour: Austerity, democracy and wishful thinking

2018-06-08 06:01

Many unions are facing falling membership following squabbles and splits, claims of corruption, or lack of democracy. The labour movement is in crisis - weaker than it has been for years, writes Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Court threat to the PIC

2018-05-25 07:49

The PIC, the state-owned manager of nearly R2trn of public sector workers’ pension funds, has until month end to come clean or face formal legal action, says Terry Bell.

Workers need full disclosure of all facts

2018-05-13 06:00

It is not in the interest of either employers nor employees to have profitable enterprises collapse.

Saftu capitalises on tripartite ‘selling out’

2018-04-29 07:23

Democratic centralism, one of the most abused concepts within the South African political and labour arena, played an ironic role this week in Wednesday’s strike called by the SA Federation of Trade Unions.

Union meets with state asset manager the PIC about its investments

2018-04-23 14:19

Public sector union the PSA is meeting with the Public Investment Corporation on behalf of its more than 230 000 members to demand details of several controversial investments made in recent years.

Inside Labour: History, spies and the need for transparency

2018-04-20 06:00

Events placing journalists in the firing line highlight the need for transparency, and for workers to open debate wherever wrongdoing is suspected, says Terry Bell.

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