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Media release: Yes – introduce radical economic transformation in labour policy and help 9 million unemployed

 26 May 17
Nine million people in South Africa need real radical economic transformation (RET) to eradicate the failed economic policies that have condemned them to unemployment and severely retarded South Africa’s growth.…

How to ensure more South Africans celebrate Workers’ Day as workers

 16 May 17
During apartheid, labour was heavily regulated, with workers and employers having to defer to the whim of government in how they conducted their relationships.…

Don’t take government bullying lying down

25 Jan 17   Martin van Staden
Through both apathy and fear, South Africa’s businessmen and women have allowed local law making to become hopelessly inconsistent with the doctrine of ‘the rule of law’, a principle that underpins our entire Constitution.…

Business Day column: A hugely important victory for South African labour

06 Dec 16   Leon Louw
IT MIGHT have been the most expensive day in South African high court history.…

Media release: NMW will be economically insane and morally reprehensible and based on three widely contradictory studies

07 Oct 16  
Using his phrase TANSTAAFL, ‘there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’, Louw said that the fundamental economic principle against a minimum wage is that higher prices reduce demand. The price of labour – a wage – is no exception.…

Unemployment is a national emergency – Just Let Them Work!

27 Jul 16  
Exempt unemployed people from restrictive labour laws and allow them to enter into employment contracts with anyone they choose, on any conditions they choose, and at any wage they find acceptable.…

Business Day column: Why do we allow power freaks to exploit us?

13 Jul 16   Leon Louw
THE evidence that almost everything for almost everyone almost everywhere is better when governments are smaller and individuals freer is so overwhelming that there is no room for informed doubt.…

Business Day column: Why do we allow power freaks to exploit us?

13 Jul 16   Leon Louw
THE evidence that almost everything for almost everyone almost everywhere is better when governments are smaller and individuals freer is so overwhelming that there is no room for informed doubt.…