ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

Job cuts will depress South Africa’s limping economy even more

2020-01-22 10:18

Less than a month into 2020, South African companies have already announced thousands of job cuts.

Dear Mr President, choose the people over the party

2019-12-11 13:19

Greed and self enrichment, corruption and cronyism, devious deceit, rapacious, relentless and reckless policies, and the hollow statements referring to pro-poor policies, are stale and perpetually unbelievable.

Top management in private sector still 'lily-white' and male - labour minister

2019-11-28 06:01

Employment Equity trends for the period between 2016 and 2018 show that top management positions in the private sector are dominated by white males.

Whites still earning three times more than blacks in SA

2019-11-15 08:39

Whites in South Africa earned three times more than blacks on average, two decades after the demise of apartheid, according to Statistics SA.

Ramaphosa: Promoting SA overseas is hard work

2019-10-31 17:43

South African delegations attending international summits do not do so just for fun - they involve hard work, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

How the R100m Motsepe Foundation Job Fund will work

2019-10-26 09:51

From benefiting members of the multi-million member Zion Christian Church to Hindu devotees, here is how the R100m Motsepe Foundation job creation fund would 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.

 

Mcebo Dlamini: Does government have a plan to address unemployment?

2020-01-21 15:00

Unemployment is not a new problem in South Africa and the continuation of this problem raises suspicion around whether the government has a plan to deal with this problem which has been becoming worse year after year, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Unemployment Insurance Fund slapped with qualified audit

2019-12-02 15:32

In his audit report, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu said he could not find adequate evidence in the financial statements of the Unemployment Insurance Fund to substantiate figures related to line items including investment, impairments and unlisted instruments.

There's more to be thankful for than we think

2019-11-19 12:33

If you still have all your fingers and toes and you’re still in a good state of physical (and mental) health, well then you are a lot more advantaged than many other people in this country… and you should be feeling very thankful for that.

Pieter du Toit: A country 'on its backside' must look beyond Siya’s sterling Springboks

2019-11-04 12:10

Siya Kolisi and Rassie Erasmus have done a wonderful job but the image of our country has again shown up the political class's ineptitude in solving our problems, writes Pieter du Toit.

Unemployment hits highest level in more than 11 years

2019-10-29 11:30

South Africa's unemployment rate worsened to 29.1%, the highest level since 2008.

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.

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