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South Africans work the most hours in the world

A recent report has confirmed the complaints so many South Africans are familiar with by now, showing that citizens of our country work the most number of hours in the world. According to the data collected by the University of Oxford and collated into their ‘Our World in Data’ report,[…]

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You can now go to jail for lying on your CV

A new act signed off by President Ramaphosa this month will ensure that those looking for a job are completely honest about their qualifications or they will face serious consequences. The National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act aims to prevent South Africans from lying about their qualifications on their CVs by[…]

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Gender wage gap needs to be narrowed: expert

As 9 August marks Women’s day in South Africa, the gender pay gap has once again been highlighted as a key topic of discussion – and rightfully so considering the already poor state of the South African economy. While the concept of the gender pay gap existing between men and[…]

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WCED to close loopholes for staff appointments

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is taking action after discovering loopholes in their vetting system. The action comes after the accidental employment of a paedophile as a tutor at a local school in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain. The WCED plans to take action by strengthening their vetting system that will[…]

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‘Women still underpaid’

Despite being one of the highest ranked countries in the world according to women in positions of political sway, Lisa Vetten, an academic at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research believes South African women are still far away from being equal to their male counterparts in the workplace.[…]

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