Entrepreneur climate becoming hostile in SA

2015-11-13 12:54

Contrary to global trends, SA’s small and medium enterprises are showing a decline in employment, turnover and a majority are struggling to survive, an index shows.

Government has a plan as jobs blood bath looms

2015-08-02 17:00

State scrambles to create employment as poor growth and declining commodity prices force private sector firms to drop the axe on the workforce

Unions should eye jobs, not only wages

2014-08-06 16:43

A Fin24 user believes the focus of unions should be on job creation rather than on wage increases at all cost.

Initiative to employ youth launched

2013-04-23 14:09

An incentive to encourage businesses to employ young South Africans and reduce youth unemployment has been launched in Johannesburg.

Mboweni: Beware politicians promising jobs

2013-03-24 16:49

Former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has called on South African politicians to be honest on matters of the economy, capital and corruption.

Budget prioritises jobs: Gigaba

2013-02-27 17:26

The 2013 Budget has underscored government's priority of job creation, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Tax incentives for employing youth mooted

2013-02-27 14:09

A youth employment tax incentive aimed at encouraging firms to employ young work seekers will shortly be tabled for consideration by parliament.

US adds more jobs than expected

2013-01-30 16:26

US private-sector employers added 192 000 jobs in January, more than economists were expecting, a sign of growth in the labour market.

SA to miss 5 million jobs target

2013-01-22 10:09

SA will likely not create 5 million jobs by 2020, given labour strife and strained relations between the state and private firms, says a deputy minister.

Patel: Agriculture key to job creation

2012-12-18 09:19

The agriculture sector can create the most jobs for South Africa, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.


EU weighs regulatory burden, unveils market boost

2015-09-30 17:00

The European Commission will assess the impact of of regulation adopted in the wake of the financial crisis, as it turns its attention to job-creation.

EU agrees on fund to create a million jobs

2014-11-26 13:15

The European Commission will set up a new fund with €21bn of capital that it hopes can unlock some €300bn of largely private investment to create a million jobs.

Microsoft launches new jobs drive for SA

2013-06-06 20:32

Microsoft launched a campaign aimed at helping 3 000 graduates find IT jobs in South Africa, where one in four workers are officially unemployed.

W Cape tolls 'will create 5 000 jobs'

2013-04-17 08:48

The SA National Roads Agency says the planned toll roads on the N1 and N2 in the Western Cape will create almost 5 000 jobs, a report says.

Release funds, Gordhan implores business

2013-03-01 10:57

The private sector risks being too risk averse and not investing into projects that could drive growth and employment‚ Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Programme aims to create 3.7m jobs

2013-02-27 14:37

Government is aiming to create 3.7 million jobs in the next phase of its Expanded Public Works Programme.

SMEs fall short of job creation hopes

2013-02-25 13:36

Despite high hopes that SA's small and medium enterprise community would drive employment, the sector is in fact shedding jobs, a survey has found.

Job search a struggle for unemployed

2013-01-30 10:40

One in four unemployed people has been looking for work for more than five years, and a further 40% have been out of work for at least a year, a survey shows.

Call to exclude brokers from new tenders

2013-01-04 13:13

The government should not give tenders to companies using labour brokers in its multi-billion rand infrastructure programme, the SA Communist Party says.

SA's formal employment rate rises

2012-12-11 11:31

Employment in SA's formal sector nudged up 0.1% in the third quarter of 2012, with a decrease in mining jobs offset by additions to the retail and financial sectors.

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