It's been a long, hard and expensive slog, but next week former president Jacob Zuma will finally get what he's always wanted: his day in court.
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.
Please explain an all-expenses-paid jolly in Geneva for the centennial celebrations of the International Labour Organisation, 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.
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.
The global economy that affects us all is based on lies, writes Terry Bell.
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.
Individual ownership in a capitalist system is not the only alternative to feudal control, says Terry Bell.
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.
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.
South Africa seems to be obsessed with rainbow images, says Terry Bell.
There are small signs of a new dawn, but bigger, more worrying signals of an impending storm, says Terry Bell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advances in productivity and innovation sadly have not always been accompanied by improvement in the lot of workers, writes Terry Bell.
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.
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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