Ramaphosa right about 'big difference' between black and white unemployment

2018-02-21 10:38

Replying to the debate on his State of the Nation Address, South Africa’s newly-minted president Cyril Ramaphosa said that concerns about white people being excluded from opportunities musn’t be ignored or "just willy-nilly" dismissed.

Unemployment rate drops to 26.7%

2018-02-13 11:35

The unemployment rate declined to 26.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

No work for SA’s youngest heart specialist

2018-01-28 06:00

Unbelievable as it may sound, Dr Viwe Mtwesi (32), the country’s youngest cardiologist, is unemployed.

Yes, education and jobs 'belong to the same WhatsApp group'

2018-01-24 14:49

Reiterating his party’s support for free higher education, Julius Malema told supporters that "education and employment and business opportunities belong to the same WhatsApp group".

Jobless youth positive about the future

2018-01-07 06:03

Lack of money will prevent many matriculants from getting into higher education. Some will take a gap year or seek part-time work.

Ebrahim Patel: Why govt won't take 'sledgehammer' approach to deconcentrate markets

2017-12-19 19:54

Government won’t propose a law to deconcentrate markets, says Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

New minimum wage bill has gaping holes

2017-12-17 06:01

The long-awaited draft bill has flaws that will exclude vulnerable workers and could even pull wages down in certain sectors, according to one expert.

Unemployment claims at five-week low show resilient US job market

2017-12-07 15:44

Applications for unemployment benefits in the US have declined to a five-week low, consistent with a resilient labour market, according to Labour Department figures.

How we will rebuild South Africa

2017-11-19 05:52

A new deal for economic growth rests on rooting out corruption, improving education, creating jobs and restoring investor confidence, writes Cyril Ramaphosa.

No end to suffering in sight for families evicted from hijacked buildings

For four months, former Cape York and Fattis Mansions residents have been sharing temporary accommodation next to Wembley Stadium. Living conditions have become unbearable for the community. Watch.

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Ramaphosa's fight against unemployment begins at home

2018-02-20 17:28

They say charity begins at home, and it appears that President Cyril Ramaphosa is intent on proving just that by fast tracking his promise to uplift South Africa by tackling unemployment.

Let's all take the blame

2018-01-28 06:01

Students are not solely responsible for being unemployable. Profit-motivated institutions and lazy lecturers are part of the problem, writes Chris Maxon.

'Our children are suffering because of Solly Msimanga' - Operation Vat Alles

2018-01-26 17:20

Hundreds of protesters, some clad in their orange "Operation Vat Alles" overalls, gathered at Burgers Park in Pretoria on Friday morning to embark on a march to shut down the CBD.

Only one in four matrics likely to find a job quickly - economist

2018-01-09 13:29

Members of the matric class of 2017 who will not be studying further will struggle to find a job quickly, says an economist.

Minimum wage opposes right to work - Free Market Foundation

2017-12-29 06:00

People should not oppose the right to work by proposing "cost-raising measures" like a national minimum wage, says the executive director of the Free Market Foundation.

Ebrahim Patel: Four things the SA economy needs right now

2017-12-19 10:11

South Africa is facing huge challenges, but there are four things the economy needs right now, says Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.

Outlook bleak as SA sheds more jobs

2017-12-12 16:38

Employment levels are expected to remain flat over the coming months, given low investment, confidence and economic growth, says an analyst.

Drought in the Cape could see 50 000 jobs lost and food prices spike

2017-11-19 06:07

Drought gripping the three Cape provinces will see up to 50 000 farm workers lose their jobs amid rising inflation, while the after-effects of previous seasons of drought inland will see holidaymakers having to dig deeper into their pockets.

Skills bias makes it unlikely to crack SA unemployment

2017-11-12 07:01

The bias towards “skilled” work in service sectors makes it unlikely that South Africa’s unemployment levels will be reduced in the near future, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) said this week.

Graduates feel the pain of low economic growth

2017-11-06 14:50

Pietermaritzburg's Sibongile Dlala (25) is typical of many South Africans: educated and desperate to work but unable to find employment.

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