Mugabe caves in on public service job cuts plan

2016-12-07 09:48

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has finally given in on a job cuts proposal which aimed to reduce the 96.8% of revenue spent on civil servants' salaries

When SA firms have to compete for skills

2016-12-02 16:29

More and more local companies are looking for skills overseas as their global counterparts poach from SA, writes Jesse Green.

Gail Day: Want to increase unemployment? Here’s how…

2016-11-25 12:27

Gail Day looks at the unemployment challenge facing South Africa and says Government needs to have a hard look at itself, because it’s more of the problem than the cure.

Inside Labour: A glimmer of light for growing joblessness

2016-11-18 05:00

The message that every automated job puts 60 people out of work is finally getting through and the idea of a universal basic wage is gaining ground, says Terry Bell.

Poll: Disgruntled South Africans reach 8-year low point

2016-11-15 05:45

South Africans are more disgruntled this year compared to any other time in the past eight years, according to a new Pew Research Centre survey.

Revealed: The most stressful job in SA

2016-10-27 16:11

Stress is an unwelcome factor in any profession but which profession has it most tough in South Africa? Here are the top 10 most stressful jobs.

WATCH: South Africans give their take on the mini budget

2016-10-25 19:29

Fin24 has taken to the streets in Cape Town and Johannesburg to ask ordinary people their thoughts about Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's mini budget.

Revealed: Most difficult positions for SA employers to fill

2016-10-18 06:45

ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage Survey shows skilled trades remain in the top three most difficult positions for companies to fill.

Payrolls in US rise 156 000

2016-10-07 18:14

Employers have continued to add to payrolls in September as people streamed into the workforce and most found jobs amid record openings.

US companies add fewest workers in five months

2016-10-05 15:30

Companies in September have added the fewest number of workers in five months, showing the labour market is cooling after strong gains for much of this year.


EXPOSED: Coca-Cola bankrolls IRR research on sugary tax in SA

2016-12-07 07:49

The Coca-Cola Company has funded research by respected think tank the SA Institute for Race Relations on taxing sugar-sweetened beverages, Fin24 can reveal.

Revealed: If you earn monthly R12 500, you are classified as ‘rich’ – Govt. wage research

2016-11-30 20:27

A minimum wage is no panacea - radical policy decisions by government are what's needed to make the economy start creating jobs and real wealth by global standards.

Economist raises alarm over 'damaging interventionist policies'

2016-11-24 13:02

As unemployment figures reach a 13-year high, an economist cautions that damaging policies are depriving the local economy of its vitality and adaptability.

Labour Wrap: Call for a universal basic income

2016-11-17 07:31

The current debate in South Africa about a minimum wage misses a most important point, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

The value of coal

2016-10-30 08:45

Power utility Eskom, banks such as Nedbank and energy investors still believe there is a bright future for coal projects in the country. Yolandi Groenewald investigates.

Job creation initiatives under way

2016-10-26 14:08

SA's unemployment rate in the 12 months to June 2016 has increased, but private sector investment has yielded opportunities, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Big cash for burgers, doughnuts and ice cream

2016-10-23 09:30

The firm that owns the local licences to Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is looking to invest R1bn across these brands, which could create over 10 000 jobs.

Finding jobs for our young people

2016-10-16 07:38

South Africa’s most pressing issue is youth unemployment. There are 3.6 million unemployed young people in the country – a whopping 37.5% of the working population.

Cosatu strike will have limited impact, say economists

2016-10-07 13:25

Cosatu's countrywide one-day stay-away is unlikely to have a significant impact on South Africa's GDP figures, say economists.

Richard Grant: Why a minimum wage doesn’t equal employment

2016-10-03 12:29

Attributing productivity gains to minimum wage hikes is confusing the horse with the cart, says an analyst, adding it will also have a negative impact on youth unemployment.

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