The misery of a jobless country

2018-08-14 12:42

South Africa’s already dismal unemployment rate rose even higher in the second quarter of the year. This illustrates the sad state of our economic affairs.

'Uncontrollable' fuel and energy costs added to jobs losses - Seifsa

2018-08-02 12:16

The loss of 105 000 jobs in the manufacturing sector highlights subdued domestic demand for industry and uncertainty over global growth, says an economist.

Youth jobless rate double that of over 40s - Stats SA

2018-07-31 16:21

Quarterly unemployment data released by Stats SA highlights the bleak job prospects for young South Africans, with the jobless rate rising to 33.6%.

Numsa scores landmark ConCourt win on labour brokers

2018-07-26 16:37

The Constitutional Court has decided in favour of Numsa in a case relating to the ongoing debate about who should be regarded as the employer of workers placed in jobs by a labour broker.

WATCH: Want to ace your job interview? Here's how to dress

2018-07-12 16:48

It can be difficult to judge what to wear for a job interview: you want to look professional, but still stand out. Here are some top tips from the experts.

Can new leaders change our fortunes?

2018-06-24 10:16

Shifting political power carries risk, and it remains to be seen if we’ll benefit, writes Moeletsi Mbeki.

South Africa's unemployed youth face a new threat: technology

2018-06-20 10:55

With emerging technology, semi-skilled youth face a threat as jobs are becoming more technologically charged. What can be done to make sure that our youth are competing on a global level?

Create ladders for SA's jobless youngsters

2018-06-17 12:26

Each year in June, the country grapples with issues facing our young people, writes Patricia de Lille.

UK employment rises more than forecast but wage growth slows

2018-06-12 10:43

The UK economy has continued to create jobs at a healthy pace in the three months through April but wage growth unexpectedly slowed.

Our young people are hungry for opportunity

2018-05-31 16:38

If we are going to tackle youth unemployment, we are going to require new ideas, and fresh faces to deliver on those ideas, writes Mmusi Maimane.


Are women our saviours in a time of meltdown?

2018-08-05 08:07

The revolution that will change the status quo will be ignited by women, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.

Dear Mr President, your help is not helping us employ young people

2018-07-31 16:56

When it comes to youth employment and education, your help is not helping. Or perhaps I should qualify - the help is not helping the people who need it most.

SARB governor says SA recession unlikely, but growth still too low to cut unemployment

2018-07-27 11:31

Lesetja Kganyago says that confidence surrounding the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as SA president in February has not translated into a short-term boost for actual growth.

Ramaphosa first trying for re-election, then business confidence - economist

2018-07-17 13:10

When President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected, analysts were hopeful that economic conditions would quickly improve - but one has to be realistic, says an economist.

US payrolls rise 213 000, wage gains slow and unemployment rises

2018-07-06 15:32

US hiring has topped forecasts in June while unemployment rose from an 18-year low and wage gains unexpectedly slowed.

Fewest jobless claims in six weeks show strong US job market

2018-06-21 15:01

Filings for US unemployment benefits have declined to a six-week low, indicating the job market remains tight, according to Labour Department figures.

Gold Street is where SA’s mining history goes to die

2018-06-20 06:46

The death rattle of the industry that once symbolised South Africa can be heard in the town of Carletonville—on Gold Street, Bloomberg reports.

US inflation accelerates to six-year high, eroding wages

2018-06-12 17:08

The acceleration reinforced the Federal Reserve’s outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes while eroding wage gains that remain relatively tepid despite an 18-year low in unemployment.

Is it really about who you know and not what degree you have?

2018-06-08 13:48

We're seeing more students graduating every year and the excitement of it all is euphoric. However, it seems like your qualification is not the only thing you'll need to get you the job you want.

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.

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