Senior Researcher in the Political Economy faculty, Khwezi Mabasa reflects on how COVID-19 has exposed the limitations of a narrow industrial labour regime, which overlooks technological change and social reproduction.

He argues that we need to reconceptualise notions of work in society. Covid-19 amplifies historical policy economy debates on new forms of work and labour conceptions. The global capitalist system has experienced several forms of restructuring over the past decades, and this impacts labour across varies societies.

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