As striking municipal workers laid waste to central Cape Town, the DA renewed calls for legislation to ensure that unions are held responsible.
Jacob Zuma's R2.4-billion loan to Swaziland has unwittingly strengthened the hand of unions, says Rapule Tabane.
More than 200 000 gold miners who began striking on July 28 have added to what economists call the most serious labour strikes the country has seen.
The issue of how we can grow the economy in a way that creates jobs and includes the poor has been lost in the jostle for monetary gains.
The Mail & Guardian spoke to Samwu's general secretary, Mthandeki Nhlapo, about the union's objections to the Bill.
For workers out on strike in the chemical and fuel industry it's a matter of improving their current hand-to-mouth existence, writes Oupa Nkosi
The economy will lose more working hours if planned strikes by hundreds of thousands of workers in the coal and diamond sector go ahead.
Alex Liu's parents came from Taiwan to Newcastle in 1989 and set up a toy factory. Ten years later they invested in the Win-Cool clothing factory.
The textile and clothing industry urgently needs to get over this narrow-minded dispute around wages, says Renato Palmi, a researcher.
The Newcastle clothing industry has become a metaphor for the crucial debate about jobs in South Africa, writes Teague Payne.