5 Questions: Naledi Pandor and why SA can't afford to sleep on the job crisis

2018-10-15 07:48

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says while SA is gaining ground on solving its skills crisis, there’s still lots to do. Here, in this edited Q/A, is what she considers some ways of solving SA’s job crisis.

Diary of the unemployed: The fear, the desperation and the despair

2018-10-14 11:52

The Jobs Summit was all about the unemployed. So where were they? asks Tlhologelo Masehla.

Jobs Summit: The unemployed need jobs, not promises

2018-10-07 17:27

Sibongile Khumalo takes a long, hard look at the interventions undertaken at the Jobs Summit - and their chances of working.

AT A GLANCE: Stats reveal that women are more likely to be involved in unpaid work than men

2018-10-05 13:15

We're more vulnerable to employment than men.

9 ways business and govt plan to create 275 000 jobs every year

2018-10-05 07:37

Fin24 looks at nine plans agreed to by business organisations, government, labour and community groups at the Jobs Summit in Midrand to almost double the number of jobs created every year.

R100bn boost for Ramaphosa's Jobs Summit

2018-10-04 18:28

The financial sector has committed R100bn over the next five years to support black businesses, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.

Why we need the jobs summit - and so much more

2018-10-04 15:06

True, there's no quick fix. But send us, Mr President, says Sipho Pityana.

Ferial Haffajee: Unemployment - the mountain we've made into a molehill

2018-10-04 13:57

It's clear summits make jobs. But do they lead to sustained employment? asks Ferial Haffajee.

Businesses expected to agree to publish pay ratios at Jobs Summit

2018-10-04 10:27

The Jobs Summit is set to agree to a mechanism that will see businesses employing more than 50 people reporting on pay ratios in their annual financial statements.

No forced public service retrenchments as government readies for Jobs Summit

2018-10-04 07:00

The Jobs Summit will see government promising no forced retrenchments in the 1.3 million-strong public service, says Madoda Vilakazi, executive director at Nedlac.


The Big Read: Pandor on jobs, raising entrepreneurs and having your work cut out for you

2018-10-14 12:13

When Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor asked her son where he planned to work after graduating, he said to her, "Me? Work for somebody? I’m starting my own business."

'Let's create 10% more jobs!' said no CEO, ever

2018-10-08 13:19

In more than 20 years of senior management experience in South Africa, I have never, not once, had a discussion about how we could create new jobs.

US payrolls and wages cool while jobless rate hits 48-year low

2018-10-05 16:20

US hiring has cooled in September by more than forecast, wage gains eased slightly and the jobless rate fell to a 48-year low.

READ: Ramaphosa's opening address at the Jobs Summit

2018-10-05 11:22

Read the full statement delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the opening of the Jobs Summit.

SA, jobs, and the 4th industrial revolution

2018-10-04 22:49

As Africa becomes more driven by services and less dependent on commodities, we'll need more digital skills. Nicholas Biepkelooks at financing human capital in the ICT sector.

#JobsSummit: 'We don't have all the answers, but it's a process'

2018-10-04 16:57

Business, labour, government and the community sector have been working for three months under the auspices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in preparation for the Jobs Summit, in a bid to tackle the current unemployment rate of 27.2%.

Trudi Makhaya: These are SA's 3 economic constraints

2018-10-04 14:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa has started his tenure by appointing new ministers and special investment envoys as part of his pledge to boost the ailing economy.

7 ways to get young people working

2018-10-04 11:18

Six million youth are unemployed, and the Harambee Youth Accelerator has the best track record of placing youth at risk of long-term unemployment in the working world. CEO Maryana Iskander shares seven ways to get young people working.

#JobSummit: Experience a major barrier for young job seekers

2018-10-04 08:12

Experience as a requirement for job applicants is one of the biggest challenges for youth seeking to enter the labour market, says the National Youth Development Agency.

Five possible solutions for SA's unemployment crisis as job summit nears

2018-10-03 06:28

With unemployment at over 27%, the Jobs Summit will see various parties collaborating to address unemployment. Here are some of the proposed solutions.

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