SA Finance Minister Derek Keys speaks to David Lewis and Karl von Holdt about the NEF, the state bureaucracy, wage restraint, conglomerates and investment.
Ray Jaftha, NEHAWU national secretary for tertiary education, talks to Martha Molete.
In 2005 Alfred Temba Qabula, a remarkable worker poet, died. Qabula was known by thousands of workers in Natal in the 1980s for his poetry, play and performances. Together with other cultural workers he worked hard to create a cultural movement amongst wor
Book Review: By Luli Callinicos
Retrenchments in the newspaper industry have escalated recently. But as Anton Harber explains this was a global trend even before the current financial crisis. Why is this the case and what does it mean for the information industry?
Redeye received this email which partly reflects how far we have come (or not) in the last ten years
The previous article gave background to the formation and activities of the Abahlali baseMjondolo (shack dwellers). Here S'bu Zikode, the chair of the movement, powerfully argues the case of the poor and the houseless and of the necessity to take action.
Abahlali baseMjondolo has been vilified by the Durban City Council. But what is this movement? Richard Pithouse traces its demands and dramatic emergence and paints a picture of a determined group of poverty stricken people.
Report by Zolile Mtshelwane
Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU) President, Abraham Agulhas, talks to Deanne Collins about the union's campaign for centralised bargaining, the prospects for socialism in South Africa and unity amongst chemical workers.
The Union of Democratic University Staff Association (UDUSA) recently held its second National Congress. Labour Bulletin interviewed UDUSA General Secretary, Mike Morris.
Briefings: By TAG.
Interview with Johnson Mpukumpa Secretary of the Western Cape Hostel Dwellers Association.
Etienne Vlok and William Matlala interview Amos Mothapo, SACCAWU president and Metro Cash & Carry shopsteward.
Neera Thakur, an air hostess and ACEU counsellor and cabin crew representative for the Northern Region, India, speaks to Tanya van Meelis.
Neva Seidman Makgetla questions whether active labour market policies can alleviate unemployment in South Africa and concludes that to succeed they must merge with broader policies of reconstruction and development.
Worldwide many tertiary education institutions have outsourced their general workers. As at the University of Cape (UCT) Town this has resulted in reduced wages and no benefits. Tariq Desai and Matthew Grant write about a strong campaign that UCT students
Gender inequality is an issue which affects all spheres of society. In South Africa
patriarchy still has an influence on how different sexes relate to one another resulting in
women experiencing inequality
In the aftermath of the election the focus is on delivery to meet the UN Millennium Goals of halving unemployment and poverty by 2015. The Labour Bulletin highlights some of the current debates around poverty and inequality in order to enhance our understa
Contract cleaning undermines workers' rights to organise and promotes division between workers in the workplace. The employer (client) who contracts the services of the cleaning company creates the basis for vulnerability amongst contract cleaning workers.