Well done to Jonathan Cook for a thought-provoking and interesting column (“In praise of work, a basic human need (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2021-03-15-jonathan-cook-in-praise-of-work-a-basic-human-need/),” March 15).

I have been involved in the field of labour law for 35 years and have unfortunately had to interact with many individuals who have lost their jobs and livelihoods in that period. I quote from James Suzman’s “Work,” where he says: “The work we do brings us meaning, moulds our values, determines our social status and dictates how we spend most of our time.”..

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