Teague Payne

Shutdown in Chinese Newcastle

Owners of 'non-compliant' clothing and textile factories are reacting angrily to recent raids by police.

An entrepreneur’s fight to survive

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.

High wages unravel Newcastle’s industry

The Newcastle clothing industry has become a metaphor for the crucial debate about jobs in South Africa, writes <b>Teague Payne</b>.

SA clothing sector missing the gap

The textile and clothing industry urgently needs to get over this narrow-minded dispute around wages, says Renato Palmi, a researcher.

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