ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

Your rights during retrenchment

2019-09-16 07:38

Unfortunately, retrenchment is a reality that many employees are faced with. Knowing what your rights are – and understanding the legality around the retrenchment process – is extremely important.

Solly Moeng: Another year, another World Economic Forum on Africa

2019-08-28 06:02

Next week, South Africa will host yet another annual World Economic Forum on Africa, in Cape Town. There will be lofty media interviews and addresses - the usual, says Solly Moeng.

City of Johannesburg welcomes first batch of insourced cleaners

2019-08-18 12:55

The City of Johannesburg, in a women's month-inspired ceremony, has welcomed their first batch of 450 beneficiaries of the City's insourcing programme for cleaners.

Just how many is 6.7 million? SA's jobless crisis in perspective

2019-08-07 06:00

According to the latest estimates, nearly 7 million people in South Africa are unemployed. But just how big is that number? Fin24 puts it into perspective.

13% of South Africans are constantly unemployed, a new study shows

2019-08-05 13:07

The survey shows that South Africans may be moving into and out of employment fairly frequently.

WATCH: 'We are in a deep and serious crisis' - Ramaphosa on unemployment

2019-08-02 13:18

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the country's unemployment rate as a "deep and serious crisis". Watch.

DA wants full report on Ramaphosa's R3.5m labour 'jamboree' in Switzerland

2019-08-01 11:24

In June, the Department of Employment and Labour spent R3.5m to send 35 delegates to accompany President Ramaphosa to a conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Now the DA wants to know what they achieved and how whatever lessons were learned will be implemented.

BLSA head bemoans foggy policy in the face of dismal job stats

2019-08-01 07:00

Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso said while government’s catalytic investments aimed at kick-starting the economy were well-intentioned, they were no substitute for organic investment from the private sector.

SA unemployment rate jumps to 29%, the worst since 2008

2019-07-30 11:32

The country's unemployment rate was 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, meaning the rate has increased by 1.4 percentage points.

'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.

 

OPINION: South Africa's informal sector creates jobs but shouldn't be romanticised

2019-09-14 09:00

The publication of South Africa’s latest unemployment figures was this time accompanied by an argument that official statistics don’t count economic activities in the informal sector, say Mike Rogan and Caroline Skinner.

Study finds that employees don’t mind being replaced – as long as the replacement is a robot

2019-08-21 11:50

Who would you prefer to take over your job – robots or people?

To beat the jobs crisis we need a 21st century approach to labour

2019-08-08 13:59

We simply have to make it easier to be an employer in SA. And we have to be prepared to stand up to the unions when their interests threaten the interests of the unemployed and the low skilled, writes Mmusi Maimane.

WATCH: Tough times in SA as job crunch takes toll

2019-08-06 12:21

With the unemployment rate climbing to its highest levels since 2008, 6.7 million South Africans are struggling to put food on the table.

Ramaphosa: Those with jobs should not rest while compatriots are out of work

2019-08-02 15:08

Those South Africans who have jobs should never rest while so many of their compatriots are out of work, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

RECAP: 5 commitments from the 2018 Jobs Summit

2019-08-01 21:55

President Cyril Ramaphosa will receive a progress report on the Framework Agreement reached in the 2018 Jobs Summit. Fin24 recaps what the agreement stated.

Jobs: Ramaphosa to receive progress report from Nedlac

2019-08-01 10:50

President Cyril Ramaphosa will receive a report from the National Economic Development and Labour Council on the progress made on the 2018 Presidential Jobs Summit. This as Stats SA announced this week that the country was facing its highest unemployment level in 11 years.

Record high unemployment paints grim outlook for already ailing economy - analysts

2019-07-31 05:00

Improving economic growth is the answer to addressing worsening unemployment levels, say economists.

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.

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