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Question politicians about broken promises

2017-10-15 06:19

South Africa is beautiful, rich in raw natural minerals, tourist attractions and opportunities. However, the living conditions of so many citizens have either not changed much or worsened, writes Muano Liphadzi.

Dion Chang: No really, that's my job

2017-10-01 06:02

From pet food taster, odour judge to professional sleeper, there are dozens of unconventional ways of making a living out there, writes Dion Chang.

Friends & Friction: The fat will clog your business arteries

2017-09-24 06:00

Sadly, too many people mistake fat for growth because they confuse activity with progress, says Muzi Kuzwayo.

World Bank drops SA 2017 growth forecast

2017-09-19 15:16

The World Bank has downgraded South Africa’s 2017 growth forecast to 0.6% from 1.1% in January. Unless the economy starts growing, SA's poor will continue to live in grinding poverty.

UK unemployment at 42-year low fails to spur wage pickup

2017-09-13 11:36

For British workers, the lowest jobless rate in more than four decades isn’t enough to maintain their standard of living.

Ramaphosa warns workers to prepare for mechanisation storm

2017-09-07 15:50

South African workers need to be ready to face the “storm” of mechanisation and new technology that could lead to job losses, warns Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

BLSA's Mohale calls for Zuma's head

2017-09-04 11:15

Corruption has increased under President Jacob Zuma’s tenure, and removing him will be positive for the business environment, says the head of Business Leadership SA.

'Huge demand for skills in SA car industry' - MIWA

2017-08-28 13:20

'We have a major unemployment problem in South Africa and there is much opportunity in the aftermarket motor industry,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association.

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More than 50% of South Africans are living below poverty line - Stats SA

Statistics South Africa released the 'Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015' report on Tuesday, revealing a startling increase in poverty rates. Watch.

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Job, wage security continue to decline - index

2017-08-24 06:00

The Solidarity-ETM Labour Market Index is seen by the union as a measure of job and wage security in the SA labour market.

 

US jobless claims fall to lowest level since before storms

2017-10-12 15:06

Applications for US unemployment benefits have declined to the lowest level since August, before major hurricanes sent jobless claims soaring.

What to expect from the financial week ahead

2017-09-25 06:00

There’s a fair bit of data coming out this week despite it being a shortened week, according to Mamello Matikinca, FNB senior economist.

US jobless claims decline as Harvey impact fades in Texas

2017-09-21 15:29

Applications for unemployment benefits in the US have unexpectedly declined as the Hurricane Harvey-related surge in Texas filings continued to reverse.

Do immigrants 'steal' jobs in SA? What the data tells us

2017-09-19 12:50

South Africa is a popular destination for immigrants, especially from other African countries. Does their presence affect the employment chances of South Africans?

It's a tough time to be young in Zimbabwe

2017-09-11 06:00

Zimbabwe is at serious risk of not benefiting from the hottest new investor attraction: a young and energetic population, says Malcom Sharara.

US jobless claims soar to 2012 high on Hurricane Harvey

2017-09-07 15:30

US jobless claims have surged by the most since November 2012 as tens of thousands of Texans displaced by Hurricane Harvey filed applications to collect benefits.

Scarier and lesser known facts about unemployment in SA

2017-09-04 07:44

A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth, says Prof Derek Yu.

Don’t dream big in Gauteng

2017-08-27 05:59

Eight years ago, poverty forced Vincent Hlongwane to move from Limpopo to Gauteng to try to make a better life for himself.

Below-forecast US jobless claims signal tight labour market

2017-08-24 15:11

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits has been less than estimated and near a four-decade low, indicating the job market remains tight.

#NEWS24 ICYMI: 'Woman raped, killed and eaten'; only 4 in 10 of working age have a job and Pierre Spies says goodbye

2017-08-21 18:15

Only 4 in 10 people of working age have a job, according to a report, Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he is staying put at the SABC and there is more on the Grace Mugabe uproar.

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