US jobless claims surged to a record 3.28 million last week

2020-03-26 17:19

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.

ANALYSIS | Young and unemployed in SA: How to help SMEs create jobs

2020-03-04 19:27

Zyaan Davids Anter looks at pockets of progress being made in creating jobs for young people.

The president has a new 6-prong plan to create jobs for young people

2020-02-13 22:22

SA's youth unemployment was at 58.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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.

 

Johannesburg EPWP workers protest termination of contracts

2020-03-10 16:13

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.

ANALYSIS | Young and unemployed in SA: What's being done, what's working, and what's still a barrier

2020-02-19 13:56

Zyaan Davids Anter looks at pockets of progress being made in creating jobs for young people.

Police crackdowns on informal traders added to unemployment, says FNB

2020-02-11 17:32

South Africa's unemployment rate remained at 29.1% in the last quarter of 2019 - the highest number on record.

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.

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