INSIDE LABOUR: 4IR and the ideological prison

2019-07-12 13:41

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.

INSIDE LABOUR: Rainbows, dreams and ethical journalism

2019-06-28 05:01

South Africa seems to be obsessed with rainbow images, says Terry Bell.

These are the ten entry-level jobs employers are most desperate to fill – and for which they will pay up to R374,000 a year – according to Gumtree

2019-06-20 12:01

Only 0.35% of jobs advertised on SA's larges classifieds site are suitable for matriculants or recent graduates.

Youth employment could be down to match-making - study

2019-06-17 19:17

It's important for youth employment programmes to appropriately match job seekers with the requires skills employers are looking for, a study has found.

INSIDE LABOUR: Thuma Mina (send me) - to Geneva?

2019-06-14 05:00

Please explain an all-expenses-paid jolly in Geneva for the centennial celebrations of the International Labour Organisation, says Terry Bell.

Union wants government pension fund to sell Eskom bonds

2019-06-02 12:00

The Government Employees Pension Fund, managed by the PIC, holds R54.8bn of Eskom bonds, or 16.8% of all the debt outstanding, more than five times the next-biggest holder.

New Labour and Employment Department to 'actively focus on jobs'

2019-05-31 06:47

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the Labour department will now be expanded to focus on employment too. Confused? Here's why this change is important.

Now in charge of solving SA’s jobs crisis: one minister who tried to cover up Nkandla, and one who helped try to sell Denel to the Guptas

2019-05-30 12:07

New minister of employment and labour Thulas Nxesi was intimately involved in shielding then President Jacob Zuma's homestead at Nkandla from scrutiny. His colleague in charge of small busines, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has skeletons ranging from Sita to Denel.

We need to get our 'house in order' to fix our 'brokenness' – Eskom exec in leaked memo

2019-05-17 10:22

In a leaked memo Eskom Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer appeals to staff to be accountable for the work they do at the power utility to help fix its 'brokenness'.

Terry Bell: How will workers vote in 2019?

2019-05-08 08:08

A great deal has changed among unions over the last 25 years, says Terry Bell.


PIC: We're not being 'politically pressured' to save Edcon

2019-07-04 20:05

The Public Investment Corporation said its decision to invest in retailer Edcon is based on sound commercial, social and governance principles.

The best paying industries in South Africa - and the industries most likely to pay below the minimum wage

2019-06-26 13:52

22% of South Africans earn 50% of the total salaries paid in the country, a new report found.

Domestic workers want to be covered for occupational injuries

2019-06-18 07:54

About 50 domestic workers and members of the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union have protested outside Parliament to demand that the government include them in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act.

AMCU leader takes diplomatic tone ahead of platinum wage talks

2019-06-16 15:57

For a union leader that led the longest platinum-mining strike and which self-identifies as 'militant', AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa is sounding rather diplomatic.

SA professionals unhappy with their jobs - survey

2019-06-08 10:16

Job satisfaction levels among South African respondents to a survey, are at an average score of six out of 10.

INSIDE LABOUR: New dawn — or signs of impending storms

2019-05-31 15:31

There are small signs of a new dawn, but bigger, more worrying signals of an impending storm, says Terry Bell.

Unions pick board members for Public Investment Corporation

2019-05-30 19:32

Senior executives from the Public Investment Corporation’s three biggest labour union contributors are set to be appointed to the interim board of the fund manager that’s being investigated over allegations of wrongdoing.

Cosatu hits out at 'ill-qualified' Mkwebane, asks Ramaphosa to halt acting on her reports for now

2019-05-24 21:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa should set aside all Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwebane reports until her competency and trustworthiness has been ascertained, says Cosatu.

Fedusa's Dennis George will soon know his fate

2019-05-11 12:45

The future of Dennis George, the suspended general secretary of the Federation of Unions of SA will be decided on May 16, following a two-day disciplinary hearing at the union federation’s Roodepoort headquarters that concluded on Friday.

Terry Bell: How will workers vote in 2019?

2019-05-08 05:00

A great deal has changed among unions over the last 25 years, says Terry Bell.

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