More SA companies expect a downturn in coming months - survey

2019-09-02 11:28

The Absa Purchasing Manager's Index declined from 52.1 in July to 45.7 index points in August.

Which asset classes have the biggest impact on job creation?

2019-05-06 14:09

Bond and equity markets (public or private) are important for employment creation. The growth in gross fixed capital formation is the fuel that keeps the economic engine running.

4 key SME trends that will drive job creation

2019-03-27 05:30

SMEs are expected to create 4 out of every 5 new jobs in emerging economies in the near future. If SA wants to create employment, it had better understand what's driving small businesses, says Jade Michael.

Investors will wait for SA election outcomes, says Netherlands ambassador to SA

2019-03-11 22:10

The outcomes of SA's national elections in May will give investors a clearer idea of the direction the country will take over the next few years, says Netherlands Ambassador to SA Han Peters.

Do you call the woman who cleans your office space, your colleague?

2018-09-11 16:52

Every job is a job that has its worth

This is how Falke's SA factories survived the invasion of cheap Chinese imports, hired 100s of workers and made 24 million socks a year

2018-06-23 10:37

The company's biggest challenge at the moment is keeping up with local demand, and finding skilled staff to operate its machinery.

"I was unemployed so I started a company that helps people find their first jobs"

2018-04-17 13:59

At 29-years-old, Whitney Jacobs is a social entrepreneur who set up an online platform to help tackle the national crisis of the unemployed youth of South Africa. This is how she made it possible and creating change.

Bringing spazas into 21st century

2018-03-11 06:00

South Africa’s spaza ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds, which is opening up huge opportunities, despite the sector being largely informal, say Tobile Zenani and Mlamli Papu from Gugulethu in Cape Town.

Battery pilot could power up 1 600 jobs

2017-10-15 06:00

A new research pilot plant for manufacturing materials used in batteries could ultimately lead to the creation of 1 600 jobs.


OPINION: Higher education must do more than help graduates get jobs

2019-09-22 07:00

Quality education is often understood to be the kind that gets graduates jobs - especially where it's tough to find employment. But higher education has some important other functions too, says Patience Mukwambo.

"I refuse to be conquered" – female oil collector on being in a male-dominated industry

2019-06-14 17:35

Jemimah Mofokeng, owner and operator of Jemimah’s Oils, is proving women can indeed conquer typically male-dominated fields.

This 28-year-old businesswoman runs a freight company and tells us how she successfully turned her side hustle into a career

2019-04-30 11:34

"I’m the kind of person that if I want to do something, I do it – regardless of what anyone else thinks."

'Uber' for cleaning services SweepSouth creates 350 more jobs in Mpumalanga

2019-03-12 06:30

Cleaning services business SweepSouth will create 350 more jobs via its new expansion to two cities in Mpumalanga, in partnership with provincial government and youth employment agency Lulaway.

Mabuza: Electricity shortage is a sign of growth

2019-02-27 17:01

Deputy President David Mabuza told the National Assembly electricity shortages were a challenge that came along with growth.

Johannesburg is open for business, Herman Mashaba tells property investors

2018-08-14 17:14

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is staying true to his word more than a year after he announced grand plans for the City of Johannesburg.

How to get SA’s unemployed youth into jobs

2018-05-23 17:11

The idea behind the Youth Employment Service (YES) is simple, but if government really wants the programme to succeed, it must do more to get businesses to buy into the concept.

More than ‘just’ economic reform: The tough tasks on the president’s to-do list

2018-04-05 13:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to dig deep in order to address the burning issues that have a huge impact on the country’s economy and the well-being of its people.

Actually, the Budget was pro-poor

2018-03-08 10:38

There was not enough money left in the 2018 Budget to fulfil the ANC’s repeated promises to promote job creation by supporting small businesses.

PPC creates 70 extra jobs at cement plant

2017-09-10 06:00

PPC has made an “extra effort” to create 70 more temporary local jobs at the SK9 expansion project at its North West Slurry cement plant, following a government investigation into the presence of at least 242 Chinese workers at the factory.

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