The Presidency has released its first progress report on the implementation of the ‘presidential employment stimulus’, which aimed to create or support 800,000 jobs in South Africa within the current financial year. Announced as part of the country’s coronavirus economic recovery plan in October, president Cyril Ramaphosa said that the[…]
Increasing job losses and the overall negative impact on the economy of the nationwide lockdown has seen South Africa’s ’s expanded unemployment rate accelerate to 42% for the second quarter of 2020. The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey Quarter 2: 2020 results show that a shocking 2.2 million jobs were[…]
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,[…]
With Tuesday marking the final day of 2019’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, very little is spoken about workplace relations and the topic of sexual harassment. Erica Emdon, a director at Public Interest Practice that focuses broadly on human rights law, the rule of[…]
Johannesburg has more jobs on offer than Cape Town and Tshwane combined, a new survey by online job aggregator Adzuna has found. Adzuna ranked the top ten cities with the most jobs on offer by combing through the more than 140,000 job postings on its platform. Also read: These were some of[…]
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[…]
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[…]
South Africa is home to a number of refugees who have been forced to flee conflict in their countries. There are numerous challenges faced by foreign nationals in South Africa. They are often accused of coming to South Africa and stealing jobs from the locals. Two months ago, it was[…]
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[…]
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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