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.

Davies: Local production key

2012-12-06 20:06

Local production in the agriculture sector would go a long way to promoting food security and job creation in SA, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

SA, Cuba cement relations

2012-11-07 18:38

The production of pipes in Cuba using raw materials from South Africa will create job opportunities, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

More jobs created in September

2012-10-10 14:47

Employment in SA grew 1.61% on an annual basis in September‚ following declines in August‚ according to an employment index.

Nzimande: Create jobs for stability

2012-10-05 19:00

Creating jobs is essential to social stability, says Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.

Low-cost aviation may be jobs driver

2012-09-04 16:07

An industry expert believes low-cost airlines may hold the key to accelerated growth in the industry, despite the troubles some carriers have seen in 2012.

Way forward for SA

2012-08-21 12:23

Job creation and eradicating corruption should be top of mind for government if SA is serious about correcting past economic injustices, say Fin24 users.

Govt eyes 14% unemployment rate by 2020

2012-08-15 11:08

The first National Development Plan has set an ambitious target of decreasing unemployment to 14% by 2020 by promoting employment in labour absorbing industries.

Western Cape attracts foreign money

2012-08-02 22:00

The Western Cape has garnered over R30bn in foreign direct investment projects in the last three years, says Economic Development MEC Alan Winde.

Draft labour law changes questioned

2012-07-25 08:20

Proposed changes to labour regulations will not create jobs, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Vavi: Zille using the unemployed

2012-07-18 16:07

DA leader Helen Zille uses the unemployment and job creation agenda to score political points, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Sacci warns over labour bills

2012-07-02 16:23

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry has warned parliament that two key labour amendment bills would stifle growth and job creation.

150 000 jobs in green economy pipeline

2012-06-11 12:43

About 150 000 jobs are being created within the green economy, says the water and environmental affairs department.

Sacci: SA must tackle unique circumstances

2012-06-08 16:04

The country must come to terms with its own unique circumstances to create jobs and address inequality, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Govt struggling to create jobs

2012-06-01 14:15

Job creation initiatives across government departments remain a serious challenge, according to a mid-term government report.

Transnet tones down jobs forecast

2012-05-29 14:43

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe has told MPs that the transport utility's R300bn expansion programme will create 220 000 jobs, not well over 500 000 as reported.

SKA to create jobs in Northern Cape

2012-05-28 17:24

The Square Kilometre Array project will provide work opportunities in the Northern Cape, says the provincial government.


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.

Electricity prices chasing jobs away

2012-12-07 14:44

Eskom’s tariff demands will more than double the cost of electricity, and the cost of electricity to the industry will also impede investment into SA.

SA creates 70 502 jobs in November

2012-12-06 10:33

The Adcorp November employment index shows that during November the economy added 70 502 jobs in November alone.

Black business wants a bigger slice

2012-10-14 17:38

In pushing black entrepreneurs to help create jobs, the Black Business Council is asking for 30% of the planned R1.3 trillion infrastructure spending.

Labour dept places thousands in jobs

2012-10-10 07:57

The public employment services of the department of labour says it has placed 96 505 people in job opportunities.

SA youth 'not entrepreneurial enough'

2012-10-02 11:56

South African youth are not as enthusiastic about entrepreneurship as their counterparts abroad and could be short-changing themselves, an expert says.

Ford to create 800 jobs

2012-08-24 10:52

Ford SA will add 800 new positions to meet demand for its award-winning Ford Ranger bakkies at the company’s plants in Pretoria and Port Elizabeth.

Mpumalanga creates most jobs

2012-08-19 11:12

Economists have praised Mpumalanga’s 4.4% employment growth in the second quarter of 2012.

DA to make path easy for entrepreneurs

2012-08-13 15:29

The DA plans to make it easier for people to start their own businesses, its leaders have said, blaming red-tape for strangling the entrepreneurial spirit.

DA launches million jobs campaign

2012-07-27 14:25

The Democratic Alliance will launch a national campaign this weekend aimed at reaching millions of South Africans, the party says.

Almost half of 1m jobs lost recovered

2012-07-23 10:54

A Reserve Bank report has referred to SA's employment recovery as "hesitant", after only 448 000 jobs were regained from the 1 million lost in 2008-2010.

Plastic bottle recycling a jobspinner

2012-07-17 13:58

Recycling PET‚ the plastic used to manufacture beverage bottles and food containers‚ has helped generate almost 26 000 indirect jobs‚ says the Petco CEO.

Solidarity warns ANC over mining tax

2012-06-29 14:08

Trade union Solidarity has warned that a proposed mining super-tax could discourage new development and hamper job creation in the sector.

Zuma: Power stations to create jobs

2012-06-08 17:43

Eskom's three new power stations would create almost 40 000 job opportunities, says President Jacob Zuma.

Molewa: Govt seeks partners on green jobs

2012-06-05 18:05

The government is looking for partnerships to create 300 000 new jobs in the green economy, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Busa: Growth plan key for economy

2012-05-29 07:46

The New Growth Path is an important instrument to promote employment and growth in the economy, say the ANC and Business Unity SA.

Phosa: SMEs are pivotal to jobs drive

2012-05-24 14:21

Small businesses are more important to creating jobs in SA than the government’s huge infrastructure drive, says ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa.

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