ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

Labour minister: We'll use UIF, Compensation Fund to help beat unemployment

2019-07-10 14:27

Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi has said his department would leverage the Unemployment insurance Fund and the Compensation Fund as agents in job preservation and skills development for the unemployed.

How I went from unemployed to starting my own recruitment agency

2019-06-28 15:27

Whitney says her company gives people meaning and purpose.

'We will do anything' - Desperate men and women wait on roadside for work

2019-06-18 05:29

The number of places where men and women wait for work in Brakpan and surrounding towns has increased.

INSIDE LABOUR: Thuma Mina (send me) - to Geneva?

2019-06-14 05:00

Please explain an all-expenses-paid jolly in Geneva for the centennial celebrations of the International Labour Organisation, says Terry Bell.

SA's jobs crisis: How to slash our 5 000 km unemployment line

2019-06-04 09:58

The appointment of Thulas Nxesi as Minister of Employment and Labour was not just a monumental let-down, but a proverbial middle finger to the 10 million unemployed South Africans, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Data fails to capture complexity of SA’s unemployment crisis

2019-05-24 06:00

South Africa’s embrace of international conventions has buttressed the country’s reputation in statistical circles. But these global standards prove a poor fit for the country.

Make job creators the most respected people in the country, Mr President

2019-05-19 09:00

Cyril Ramaphosa must introduce measures to change the attitudes of all officials who run public institutions with direct and indirect influence on the economy to have a focus on job creation, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

North West man speaks about his retrenchment experience

2019-05-15 14:52

It is wise to build an emergency fund for when bad times strike such as retrenchment.

No membership card for soon-to-be-launched Joburg job seekers database

2019-05-01 09:55

Johannesburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba has once again promised that the much-anticipated job seekers database that will replace Jozi@work will be launched by the end of the 2019/20 financial year.

As a trained psychologist, I couldn't find work

2019-04-26 16:14

I left South Africa last year to work abroad as an English teacher with the hope of immigrating because if I struggled as a young educated female in South Africa, I can only imagine how hard it will be for my children to get work.

 

'Tinder for jobs': This new app matches job seekers with employers

2019-07-02 07:00

A new South African app has launched to help match employers across the country with the right staff quickly, and help job seekers find work.

DJ Sbu says these specific jobs will disappear in the next 10 years – and he might be right

2019-06-26 15:51

DJ Sbu wants the youth to stop being job seekers and start creating employment for themselves by being entrepreneurs.

Youth employment could be down to match-making - study

2019-06-17 19:17

It's important for youth employment programmes to appropriately match job seekers with the requires skills employers are looking for, a study has found.

Employed but still poor: The state of low-wage working poverty

2019-06-10 16:38

Paid employment is generally considered the most sustainable way of pulling people out of poverty. But the past two decades have seen a global rise in the complex phenomenon of the working poor. South Africa is no exception.

Nearly 60% of households in Eastern Cape receiving social grants - Stats SA

2019-05-28 14:22

A total of 44.3% of households in South Africa are receiving at least one social grant, up from 30.8% in 2003.

The shocking unemployment is Ramaphosa's problem to fix

2019-05-20 08:22

The Cabinet Ramaphosa will put together by the end of this month will reflect his seriousness in addressing South Africa's socioeconomic problems that include staggering unemployment, writes Phumlani Majozi.

Why we’re so damn miserable

2019-05-16 09:17

South Africa is one of the most miserable countries in the world, according to the Misery Index. That may not come as a surprise. But how do we fix this?

What's your LinkedIn strategy?

2019-05-15 14:29

Among more popular social media platforms, LinkedIn is often treated as the poor cousin. Allow us to help you up your LinkedIn game!

Entrepreneurship funds: How to tell the good from the bad

2019-04-30 05:00

Entrepreneurs have a key role in solving unemployment, but not all entrepreneurship funds are created equal, says Aubrey Hruby.

My education could not lift my family out of poverty

2019-04-26 16:14

The only reason keeping me in this country is that I don't have money. I cannot afford to pay for the plane ticket or get a passport.

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