The government should focus more on supporting whole towns, rather than propping up certain industries like car manufacturing.
The side effects of globalisation that have led to our current populist politics will not be successfully addressed by old-style industry policy.
Workers harvesting from a commercial farm in Ethiopia.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
Journalism is changing - unis need to adapt courses to reflect this.
It's time to think more broadly about the work that journalists do.
South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
The South African Reserve Bank has come under spotlight due to the critical role it must play in enabling the country to navigate rough waters. Governor Lesetja Kganyago shares his views.
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Data shows coal is on the way out.
As the cost of renewable energy falls, funding a new mine is a risky investment.
Why is work making us miserable?
Protests by farm workers in the Western Cape added to pressure for a minimum wage.
As South Africa prepares to introduce a national minimum wage, a new study shows that it will have a varied impact. Some parts of the economy are likely to be negatively affected.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claims they do. Two academics assessed the facts.
We get angry about pay disparities, but the complex nature of executive salaries makes it hard to know where to start.
What happens to China's millions of university graduates.
University students experiment with human-robot interaction and autonomous manipulation, two elements of manufacturing’s future.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.
US President Donald Trump argues manufacturing jobs are being lost to imports and multilateral trade agreements.
A border adjustment tax would raise government revenue and boost jobs in export-driven industries, which tend to concentrate in the embattled manufacturing sector.
Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan on the campaign trail.
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In the lead up to the state election, Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said WA has the highest unemployment rate in Australia. Is that correct?
Getting asylum seekers into jobs is the number one concern for Sweden.
Sweden is not suffering a crime wave because of immigrants, but there are real obstacles to overcome in getting refugees into employement.
Hanging by a thread?
Psychologists rank job insecurity as one of the most stressful things about work – new research uncovers why.
The Turnbull government should be focusing on giving new businesses, not small businesses, a tax cut if the aim is ‘jobs and growth’.
Based on evidence, policies which seek to encourage job creation and innovation via a tax cut should preference large or new businesses, rather than small ones.
It may look like a game of Lego, but it’s a serious exercise in innovation.
We're living in a time of rapid transformation in terms of what's required for a country's workforce. Design thinking is one way to prepare graduates for these changing times.
Hot-desking tends to affect different employees differently – it tends to produce winners and losers.
Building a great big wall will not close the gap.
The answer to job losses is not economic protectionism, but a strengthening of workers' rights.