Manamela: Wage subsidy not cure-all for jobs

2014-06-30 10:58

It is critical to ensure the youth wage subsidy does not "maximise tension" in the workplace, says deputy minister Buti Manamela.

Numsa decries youth unemployment

2014-03-17 17:41

Youth unemployment in South Africa is the third highest in the world and most of those without jobs are women, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Bring on the wage subsidy

2013-10-31 07:34

The jobs crisis must be tackled before things get out of hand, says Geoffrey Chapman.

Parly has final say on youth wage bill

2013-10-22 14:34

The so-called youth wage subsidy bill does not need Nedlac approval because parliament has the final say, National Treasury officials say.

DA to keep pushing for youth wage subsidy

2013-10-17 18:50

The DA will continue to pressure the government about the youth wage subsidy as a means to uplift communities, says its parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko.

Youth subsidy a mega jobspinner - expert

2013-10-01 22:36

The proposed youth wage subsidy is a winning concept which could create up to 800 000 jobs within just 18 months, says an economist.

Zille: Cosatu keeping people unemployed

2013-05-16 09:03

Cosatu is keeping people unemployed by influencing government not to implement the youth wage subsidy, DA leader Helen Zille says.

Lehohla: Youth wage subsidy may work

2013-05-06 18:31

South Africa could do better with a youth wage subsidy if it helps to resolve the challenges facing young people, says Stats SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

ANC says Cosatu will accept youth grant

2013-03-06 19:00

The government is confident that it will get the buy in from Cosatu for the controversial youth wage incentive scheme, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Call to relax tax laws for entrepreneurs

2013-02-21 13:36

The red tape and costs involved for small to medium businesses is stunting entrepreneurship, according to the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners.

Incentives for firms to employ youth

2013-02-17 11:44

There will be no blanket wage subsidy, but growth industries will attract state support to hire the young and jobless, according to a new plan.

ANC, Cosatu youth grant clash on cards

2013-02-04 11:00

The ANC is expected to announce a significant decision on the youth wage subsidy likely to set it on a warpath with Cosatu, a report states.

Zille hands over memo for youth wage subsidy

2012-09-10 14:37

DA leader Helen Zille has handed over a memorandum to the presidency at the Union Buildings in Pretoria requesting the introduction of a youth wage subsidy.

Patel seeks consensus on wage subsidy

2012-08-16 18:09

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has ruled out imposing a youth wage subsidy without social consensus.

Numsa: Wage subsidy will not help

2012-06-28 16:52

The proposed youth wage subsidy will not create employment for young people, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

DA denies Zille's bakkie full of bricks at march

2012-06-23 16:50

The Democratic Alliance has denied Cosatu's allegations that the DA caused the violence that broke out when it recently marched on Cosatu's Johannesburg office.

DA Youth stage walk out

2012-06-22 10:36

The DA Youth and several other youth representatives walked out of a sitting of the Youth Parliament and have not signed the 2012 Declaration.

DA march for wage subsidy

2012-06-11 12:47

Hundreds of DA supporters marched in central Pietermaritzburg to demand the immediate introduction of a youth wage subsidy.

Youth support wage subsidy - survey

2012-05-23 16:31

Three-quarters of young South Africans support the idea of a youth wage subsidy, a recent survey has found.

Busa urges youth wage subsidy

2012-05-22 14:47

Business Unity SA says the government should introduce a youth wage subsidy as soon as possible.

Gordhan: Youth wage talks urgent

2012-05-18 13:25

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the problem of creating jobs for young people is a matter of urgency and cannot be indefinitely deferred.

DA: Zuma fears tough choices on youth

2012-05-16 12:26

The DA has accused President Jacob Zuma of being afraid to make the difficult choices that would benefit many unemployed young people.

Cosatu hails youth subsidy omission

2011-02-11 15:26

President Jacob Zuma's failure to mention a youth wage subsidy has been welcomed by Cosatu, which strongly opposes the move.


Wage subsidy risks job cuts, warns Vavi

2014-03-19 20:02

Employers will appoint more young workers while retrenching an equal or greater number of older workers, says suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Zuma signs youth wage subsidy into law

2013-12-19 14:18

The controversial youth wage subsidy bill has been signed into law to take effect from January 1, says Treasury.

Gordhan: Youth unemployment far too high

2013-10-24 16:20

The employment tax incentive bill is a step towards reversing alarmingly high levels of youth unemployment, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Rocky road ahead for youth wage bill - analyst

2013-10-21 11:59

If Cosatu manages to stall implementation of the youth wage subsidy bill until after the elections the whole scheme could become derailed, says an economist.

Give youth a strong wage subsidy - DA

2013-10-14 14:00

South Africa's high levels of youth unemployment make a wage subsidy for the youth a no-brainer, the Democratic Alliance says.

Cosatu rejects Zille on youth subsidy

2013-05-17 08:21

Cosatu has rejected the claim by DA leader Helen Zille that the trade union federation is keeping people unemployed by influencing government not to implement the youth wage subsidy.

The ANC is failing the poor, says DA

2013-05-06 22:18

The DA is calling on President Jacob Zuma to stand up against Cosatu and ensure that growth policies are implemented amid the rising tide of unemployment.

Youth subsidy could save farm jobs - DA

2013-03-14 13:53

Introducing the youth wage subsidy without delay may save thousands of jobs expected to be lost in the farming sector this year, says the DA.

Youth wage subsidy a reality: Gordhan

2013-02-28 17:10

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says details of the youth wage subsidy are still uncertain, but he hinted on the provision of tax breaks for employers.

A worthy cause

2013-02-21 07:27

Geoffrey Chapman states his case for a youth wage subsidy.

Youth subsidy gets the green light

2013-02-04 13:39

Cosatu has come out in support of the youth incentive scheme, following an urgent meeting with the ANC, the party says.

ANC wants speedy youth wage subsidy

2013-02-01 10:49

The government wants to move with speed on the youth job seekers' grant, but will not rush into it without consultation, says ANC head of policy Jeff Radebe.

DA protests at Union Buildings

2012-09-10 12:07

Democratic Alliance supporters have gathered on the Union Building lawns, in Pretoria to demonstrate in support of a youth wage subsidy.

Mpumalanga premier, DA to meet

2012-07-02 18:46

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has agreed to meet the DA to discuss the proposed youth wage subsidy, the party says.

ANC: Job grant won't replace youth wage

2012-06-27 18:02

A proposed job seekers grant to help unemployed young people find work would not replace the youth wage subsidy, says ANC head of policy Jeff Radebe.

Cosatu: DA caused protest violence

2012-06-22 13:11

There is evidence that the DA caused the violence that broke out when it recently marched on Cosatu's Johannesburg office, an official from the union’s Gauteng branch says.

Wage subsidy talks to be speeded up

2012-06-11 13:59

The process of adopting a youth wage subsidy is being speeded up, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Shabangu supports youth wage subsidy

2012-06-07 09:03

The implementation of a youth wage subsidy will not have a negative impact on mining but should complement it, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says.

Busa wants speedy youth wage subsidy

2012-05-22 14:37

Business Unity SA has urged the government to introduce a youth wage subsidy as soon as possible.

Mantashe: Youth subsidy debate sterile

2012-05-21 17:12

The debate over a youth wage subsidy is "sterile" because of its preoccupation with the terms of a subsidy, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Zuma: Nedlac looking at youth subsidy

2012-05-17 10:31

The youth wage subsidy is currently before the National Economic Development and Labour Council, President Jacob Zuma says.

Gordhan impatient on youth subsidy

2012-02-23 17:29

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has voiced impatience with delays in the introduction of his proposed youth wage subsidy.

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