SA’s poor use bank account as mailbox for social grants

2017-08-11 08:00

Social grant holders use their bank account as a mailbox, which implies they rarely use their bank accounts as a store of value, explains Farai Muronda.

Decline in jobless claims shows US labour demand remains robust

2017-08-03 15:36

The decline in filings for US unemployment benefits underscores steady demand for workers in a tightening job market, according to labour department figures.

How to beat the unemployment blues

2017-07-30 13:01

We live in uncertain times and some people will unfortunately find themselves being retrenched. What is the best way to deal with such a situation?

Poor growth hits the young

2017-07-30 05:56

The unemployment rate of 53% among South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 shows that young people are the worst hit by poor economic growth, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

US jobless claims drop to nine-week low amid worker shortage

2017-07-20 15:15

Filings for US unemployment benefits have fallen to the lowest since early May, reflecting growing demand for workers in a tight job market.

How not to close a mine

2017-07-16 06:00

Unemployment, service delivery issues and overcrowding plague settlements near closed mines.

Why R69 000 a day for JSE Top 100 execs will destroy capitalism

2017-06-28 13:28

A Deloitte report that reveals JSE Top 100 company executives earn on average about R69 000 a day points to why capitalism will fail, not only in South Africa, but around the world.

Mining Charter: Hope of a 'different' final version

2017-06-27 18:23

The Mining Charter in its current form is likely to have dire consequences for investment and job creation, but the final version is expected to be very different.

Jobless claims show tight US labour market

2017-06-22 14:48

The slight gain in filings for US unemployment benefits is still consistent with a resilient job market, according to Labour Department figures.

How to create jobs in the age of robots and low growth

2017-06-13 12:58

Unless societies change their approach to growth and development, they will face massive unemployment, writes political professor Lorenzo Fioramonti.


Payroll gains to 209 000 as US labour strengthens

2017-08-04 15:09

The US labour market has hit its stride in July as employers added workers at a solid clip, the jobless rate matched a 16-year low and monthly wage growth picked up.

Gold mining bloodbath continues as Sibanye eyes 7 400 job cuts

2017-08-03 11:32

The mining bloodbath is continuing, with Sibanye Gold announcing a restructuring plan that could see about 7 400 jobs being cut.

Inside labour: State of labour is a vote of no confidence

2017-07-30 06:00

On August 8 there will be a massive media buzz about Parliament – the focus will be on the no-confidence debate in President Jacob Zuma and whether or not the voting will be secret or open.

One million more could be unemployed in SA by end-2018

2017-07-27 19:01

A million more South Africans could be unemployed by the end of 2018, and that’s a conservative estimate, according to Momentum and Unisa.

Asylum seekers entitled to UIF

2017-07-18 16:20

The Equality Court in Vereeniging has ordered the Department of Labour to create a system that would allow asylum seekers to be paid their UIF benefits.

Can tourism solve the jobs crisis?

2017-07-08 06:00

Tapping into the full potential of our continent’s tourism industry could add much needed jobs and cash to our economies, if we can overcome our challenges and implement a shared vision, writes Gayle Edmunds.

The SA Reserve Bank’s Constitutional mandate and why it’s good to be a boring bank

2017-06-27 18:58

At least for the time being, a boring central bank focused on 'a few commercial' issues is exactly what is called for in steering the course of SA's monetary policy, says Dr Stephen Labson.

No quick fix for Gauteng as SA economy falters

2017-06-23 10:27

SA's economic hub Gauteng faces a tough environment as it struggles with huge unemployment, rapid urbanisation and a national recession. A worried MEC says there are no quick fixes.

#YouthDay: SA's high unemployment rate 'concerning' - MISA

2017-06-16 08:59

The Motor Industry Staff Association has called on employers in the retail motor industry to work together to find opportunities to employ and develop young workers in this economic sector.

Inside Labour: Political will still in the dustbins

2017-06-11 06:00

Back to basics. Organise the unorganised. These are the current mantras of much of the labour movement and they were brought into sharp focus this week.

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