In this week's edition we take a look at the Zuma effect, surprising ways the economy will change and deliver a sobering Covid-19 report card.
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It's creating jobs 21st century style.
The Absa Purchasing Manager's Index declined from 52.1 in July to 45.7 index points in August.
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.
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.
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.
Every job is a job that has its worth
The company's biggest challenge at the moment is keeping up with local demand, and finding skilled staff to operate its machinery.
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.
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.
A new research pilot plant for manufacturing materials used in batteries could ultimately lead to the creation of 1 600 jobs.
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.
Jemimah Mofokeng, owner and operator of Jemimah’s Oils, is proving women can indeed conquer typically male-dominated fields.
"I’m the kind of person that if I want to do something, I do it – regardless of what anyone else thinks."
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.
Deputy President David Mabuza told the National Assembly electricity shortages were a challenge that came along with growth.
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is staying true to his word more than a year after he announced grand plans for the City of Johannesburg.
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.
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.
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 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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