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.

I am in exile

2019-04-26 16:14

I am in exile. I should not be as I was born when apartheid took its last breath. I was born in October 1993 so I was born free.

What can you do if have if you've got a minor criminal record and no one wants to hire you?

2019-04-15 12:16

What to do when past actions have made finding a job next to impossible.

5 Questions: Jobs Fund head on employment, jobs and building an inclusive economy

2019-04-14 13:11

Najwah Allie-Edries, Deputy Director General for Employment Facilitation at National Treasury's Jobs Fund, talks to Fin24 about the pressing need to reduce the country's unemployment.

SA likely facing trend of job cuts - economist

2019-03-29 05:45

There has been a decline in the number of salary payments going through the SA banking system for eight consecutive months - which could point to a trend of job losses, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.

Why a guaranteed jobs scheme in SA would pay for itself

2019-02-26 20:49

Evidence from countries such as Argentina and India suggest that guaranteed employment policies have immediate, positive benefits, says Andrew Lawrence.


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.

Here's how to avoid ten mistakes that hiring managers notice during interviews so you can land your dream job

2019-04-24 16:21

Sometimes it's the smallest things that make or break an interview.

Jobs Fund: How we're putting SA to work

2019-04-14 21:00

Najwah Allie-Edries, Deputy Director General for Employment Facilitation at National Treasury's Jobs Fund believes in delivering economic growth and opportunities.

Govt must work with business, unions to create jobs - Gareth Ackerman

2019-03-31 08:25

In South Africa people need jobs, but to get jobs you have to build businesses, Gareth Ackerman, chair of the Pick n Pay Group, tells Fin24.

Rising costs of road travel hitting job seekers too - AA

2019-02-28 21:00

Increasing costs associated with road travel in SA will also make it harder for job seekers to find work, explains the Automobile Association.

The future of work – golden opportunity or potential disaster?

2019-02-19 13:30

The implications of a changing future world of work lie beyond the insomnia of business people. The accelerated automation of work threatens employment and the social contract underpinning society, writes Deidre Samson.

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