Strike season falters as labour force faces harsh economy

2017-09-23 13:00

The tough economic climate in SA seems to have made the labour force more realistic in its demands and speeded up its willingness to settle, says a labour expert.

Entrepreneurship feasible answer to job security

2017-08-24 19:57

Whilst South Africa’s unemployment rates remain high at 27.7%, a number of opportunities to generate an income may exist, particularly in the informal sector.

War on Leaks: Combatting unemployment and water wastage

The War on Leaks programme was launched in 2015 as an initiative to help combat youth unemployment and water wasted due to leakages.

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The path to non-retirement

2017-07-20 09:07

The human lifespan is getting longer and longer. What does this mean for those who are putting money away for retirement? And can you imagine doing the same job for over 70 years?

Employment declines for the quarter

2017-06-27 12:26

Employment decreased by 48 000 jobs for the quarter ended March 2017, according to data from Statistics SA.

Life is still k*k!

2017-05-14 07:11

Black people in South Africa significantly lag behind white, coloured and Indian people in the key areas of education, employment, household spending, home ownership and access to medical aid, according to an SA Institute of Race Relations study.

SA sees small rise in job numbers

2017-04-07 12:53

Employment in SA has increased by 90 000 in a one-year period, although the mining and transport sectors recorded job losses, the latest employment survey shows.

German output growth accelerates as employment spikes

2017-03-24 11:23

German economic activity has unexpectedly gathered speed in March, prompting a marked pick-up in job creation and price pressures.

Zuma's SONA: Foggy stats or facts?

2017-03-01 10:18

President Jacob Zuma delivered his 10th State of the Nation Address and the team at Fin24 delved a little deeper to verify some of the statements he presented.

Slight drop in SA's unemployment rate

2017-02-14 10:42

Employment grew by 235 000 and the number of job seekers fell by 92 000, resulting in a slight decline in the unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 26.5%, says Stats SA.


Why #DataMustFall

2017-08-25 09:01

Research has shown that employment rates in an area rise when the population can access the internet cheaply.

Youth vulnerable as unemployment stays at highest rate since 2003

2017-08-07 09:48

Unemployment in the second quarter of 2017 stayed steady at 27.7% from the previous quarter, the highest figure since September 2003, says Statistics South Africa.

Digital technology could create, rather than destroy, jobs - expert

2017-07-30 14:52

In the long term the rise of robots will not cause widespread unemployment or inequality, new research suggests.

Labour brokers take fight to court

2017-07-16 06:00

Labour brokers will have at least another year’s grace before the contentious “deeming” provision potentially shuts down a large part of their industry.

Survey unveils what millennials want at work

2017-05-21 11:39

A survey has found that South African millennials are seeking flexibility in their jobs.

Government jobs not as attractive as in the past - survey

2017-05-12 10:01

Government jobs are no longer as attractive as they have been historically, a survey reveals.

A fairy tale success story

2017-03-26 12:07

Sacks Packaging’s floor in Mobeni, south of Durban, is a constant hive of activity, where different types of paper bags, used in everything from cement to sugar packaging, are made.

Millennials worry about unemployment - survey

2017-03-07 05:00

More millennials are anxious about their futures, given the uncertainty surrounding world events.

UK jobless falls as labour market edges nearer full capacity

2017-02-15 11:54

UK unemployment has declined and a measure of the number of people in work rose to a record, pushing the labour market closer to "full capacity," according to the statistics office.

How government can enforce the minimum wage

2017-02-12 17:46

Government can introduce incentives or sanctions to ensure that employers comply with the national minimum wage agreement, says a researcher.

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