Maynard: SA bucking Phillips Curve – unemployment fuelling inflation

2016-05-27 19:24

Whereas traditionally there’s an inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment, in SA there seems to be a more direct relationship, an analysis shows.

The reality of retrenchment

2016-05-17 14:31

It is wise to consider what you would do if you were to lose your job and how you could prepare for this before it happens.

How do we fix SA's skills shortage?

2016-05-12 07:35

Can Africa turn its young population into a dividend rather than a burden, asks Nicolaas Kruger.

Double trouble for SA over soaring unemployment

2016-05-11 07:37

South Africa's alarming unemployment rate is both a crisis and an indictment, and represents double trouble for the country, warn business groups.

This infographic details South Africa's unemployment figures for the first quarter of 2016, which soared to the highest rate since 2008.

This infographic details South Africa's unemployment figures for the first quarter of 2016, which soared to the highest rate since 2008.

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Solutions for youth unemployment

2016-05-02 11:04

SA's youth should be proactive by being on the lookout for specific schemes rather than waiting for the government to come and deliver at their doorsteps.

Van Vuuren: Job loss crisis imminent – Solidarity undershot with 60 000

2016-04-28 14:49

It’s unlikely SA will avoid a recession and well over 100 000 jobs may be in the balance in the next 12-18 months, fuelling an impending job crisis, says an analyst.

Time to get SA back on job-rich growth path

2016-04-14 08:25

SA should put faith in the revolutionary dynamic of high growth to enable government to change our plight of poverty, inequality and unemployment, says Ann Bernstein.

Phumlani UMajozi: Zuma’s govt – the architect of SA’s economic crisis

2016-03-17 13:01

South Africans had better start believing that it is government that is behind our economic woes and not the free enterprise system, says an analyst.

New bill to boost retrenched workers

2016-03-09 16:26

Legislation passed by MPs will extend the duration of unemployment insurance payments as well as the scope of benefits.


Unemployment in Mauritius rises slightly

2016-05-19 17:27

Unemployment in Mauritius has increased from 7.8% in 2014 to 7.9% last year as joblessness among women increased slightly.

We can grow the economy in townships - minister

2016-05-12 14:32

Ministers are drafting a development plan to incorporate areas of potential economic growth, says Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti.

JSE remains vulnerable to further declines, warns OAM

2016-05-11 18:29

The JSE All Share index remains vulnerable to further declines as it appears to be dramatically over-priced, warns Overberg Asset Management.

Van Vuuren: Jobs crisis has arrived – Hints of a ‘worse than’ 2008 repeat

2016-05-10 20:51

An analyst digs a little deeper into quarterly jobs numbers, which saw more than 350 000 people lose their jobs at levels close to those of the 2008 recession.

Lehohla: Govt policy fails to solve unemployment

2016-05-09 14:54

The South African government is not doing enough to address unemployment in the country, says Stats SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

US jobless claims hover near lowest in four decades

2016-04-28 16:45

Jobless claims has hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labour market remains the strongest part of the US economy.

Nearly 60 000 in SA face jobs axe, report shows

2016-04-26 12:57

South Africa is in the midst of an almost perfect storm that is destroying jobs, says Solidarity CEO Dr Dirk Hermann.

Smokers finding it difficult to get a job

2016-04-11 18:42

People who smoke may find it harder to get work and make less money than non-smokers, according to a US study.

FNB to cut jobs as customers move to digital banking

2016-03-15 09:46

FirstRand plans to close branches and cut jobs at its retail-lending unit as customers switch to digital banking and as it responds to an economy on the brink of a recession.

How to fix SA's labour market

2016-02-25 15:48

What is feeding SA's unemployment problem and how do we begin to effectively address the massive issues that plague the labour market?

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