The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits surged to a record 3.28 million last week as businesses shuttered and laid off workers as part of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Zyaan Davids Anter looks at pockets of progress being made in creating jobs for young people.
SA's youth unemployment was at 58.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Less than a month into 2020, South African companies have already announced thousands of job cuts.
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.
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 in South Africa earned three times more than blacks on average, two decades after the demise of apartheid, according to Statistics SA.
South African delegations attending international summits do not do so just for fun - they involve hard work, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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.
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.
Expanded Public Works Programme have been striking outside the Department of Infrastructure Development in Johannesburg after the department said it would terminate 5 500 contracts.
South Africa's unemployment rate remained at 29.1% in the last quarter of 2019 - the highest number on record.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa's unemployment rate worsened to 29.1%, the highest level since 2008.
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.
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.
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