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Doctoral Candidate

Eddie Cottle

Eddie Cottle

BA Hon (UWC), MA (Unicamp)

Eddie Cottle holds a Master’s degree in Labour Economics from the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil and a Bachelor of Arts and Honours degree in from the University of the Western Cape. 

He was the project leader of Collective Bargaining Support at Labour Research Service. Eddie was also the Policy and Campaigns Coordinator of the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), Africa and Middle East Region.

Eddie was also the coordinator of BWI’s “Campaign for Decent Work Towards and Beyond 2010”. He was Editor of the book, South Africa’s World Cup: A Legacy for Whom? published in 2011.

Cottle, E. (2017). ‘Long Waves of Strikes in South Africa: 1900-2015’. In: Balashova, O., Karatepe, I. and Namukasa, A. (eds.). Where Have All Classes Gone? Collective Action and Social Struggles in a Global Context. Rainer Hampp Verlag, Germany

Cottle, E. (2017). ‘Is South Africa at a turning point?’, Global Labour Column, Number 267, March

Cottle, E. (2017). ‘The Myth of a Green Economy and Green Jobs: What strategy for Labour?’, ISER Working Paper No. 2017/1. Grahamstown: Institute of Social and Economic Research

Cottle, E. and Elsley, T., (eds.). (2016). Bargaining Indicators, Labour Research Service, Volume 16, December

Cottle, E. and Elsley, T., (eds.). (2015). Bargaining Indicators, Labour Research Service, Volume 15, October

Cottle, E. (2015). ‘At What Level Should a National Minimum Wage in South Africa be Fixed?’ Global Labour Column, Number 214, October

Cottle, E. and Elsley, T., (eds.). (2014). Bargaining Indicators, Labour Research Service, Volume 14, November

Cottle, E. (2014). ‘Chinese Construction Companies in Africa: A Challenge for Trade Unions’ Global Labour Column, Number 179, July

Cottle, E., Capela, P., and Meirinho, A. (2013). ‘A Lesson from South Africa: Are Construction Cartels dramatically increasing Brazil's 2014 FIFA World Cup Infrastructure Costs?’, Global Labour Column, Number 153, October

Cottle, E. (2010).“Most Profitable in Fifa History: South Africa's World Cup”, South Africa Labour Bulletin, Vol 34 No 5 Dec 2010/Jan 2011

Cottle, E. (2010). “Scoring Own Goal? Meaning of Builders' Strike”, South African Labour Bulletin, Vol 34 No 4 Oct/Nov 2010

Cottle, E. (2009). 2010 World Cup & The Construction Sector, Campaign Special Edition, August 2009

Cottle, E. (2009). Submission for the Sectoral Determination 2: Civil Engineering Sector, South Africa, March 2009

Cottle, E. (2009). “Profiting from 2010: Bosses 10 – Workers 0!” Amandla Magazine, September 2009

Cottle, E. (2009). “Workers battle and the CEO’s cream it while World Cup costs soar”, Cape Times 13 July 2009

Cottle, E. (2008). “Vulnerable Workers in construction and the 2010 World Cup, 18 March 2008 Chapter in book of Scalabrini Centre on Migration  and Labour

Cottle E. (2008) “Building workers need a decent income not phoney bonus”, Cape  Times, 1 April, 2008

Cottle, E. (2008).  “2010 Is it a kick off?”, South African Labour Bulletin, March/April 2008

Cottle, E. (2008). 2010: A Frenzy for Profit? Amandla Magazine August / September 2008

Cottle, E. (2007). Profiles of 2010 Construction Companies, for 2010 and Beyond Project with BWI, October 2007

Cottle, E. (2007). “Beneficial impact of 2010 is easily exaggerated”, Cape Times, 9 August 2007

Cottle, E. (2007). “Exploited stadium workers right to down tools”, Cape Times, 4 September 2007

Cottle, E. (2007).“Athlone Stadium perfect for 2010, but Fifa didn’t like view”, Cape Times, 21 August 2007

Cottle, E. (2007). “Capitalist bosses exploit 2010 construction workers”, Sowetan, 2 October 2007

Cottle, E. (2004). Ideology and Social Movements. Development Update: Mobalising for change. Vol.5 No.2, 2004

De Visser J., Cottle, E. and Mettler J. (2003) Realising the right of access to water: Pipe dream or watershed? Community Law Centre Meeting basic needs? The failure of sanitation and water delivery and the cholera outbreak. Development Update.Vol.4, No.1, 2003

Cottle E. and Hameda Deedat. The Cholera Outbreak: A 2000-2001 case study of the source of the outbreak in areas surrounding the Ngwelezane Township, KwaZulu Natal, Health Systems Trust

Cottle, E. and Deedat, H. (2002). “The politics of cholera”. Mail and Guardian, 15 February 2002

Chapter in: McDonald, D & Pape, J. (2002). Cost Recovery and the Crisis of Service Delivery in South Africa. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research council Publishers.

Cottle, E. (2001). “Free water”. Debate, 6(7):24-25

Cottle, E. (2000). “Will the ANC really give people ‘6000 litres of free water’?” Antiprivatisation Monitor, 2:1-2



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