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[…]
Results of the third Quarter Labour Force Survey (QLFS) published by Stats SA has put South Africa’s unemployment rate at 30.8% – 43.1% on the expanded definition, which includes discouraged work seekers who have given up looking for jobs. This is the highest recorded since 2008, the Institute of Race[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Analysts are expecting a 0.3 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate as Statistics South Africa gears up to release the employment numbers for the first quarter of 2019 on Tuesday. South Africa’s official unemployment rate was recorded at 27.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is now expected[…]
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, says the Fourth Industrial Revolution summit is mainly focusing on technological innovations and how it can improve the lives of the ordinary people. Click here to see tweets & photos Zikalala has called on the youth to take advantage of the opportunities[…]
Government is working with social partners to address SA’s unemployment crisis, President Cyril Ramaphosa said. The president was delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Thursday. This is the 25th SONA of the democratic SA. The president highlighted the progress made in job creation – SA’s[…]
The amount of time people stay in their jobs in South Africa has increased since 2008, Statistics SA said on Tuesday. “It can provide an indication of the rigidity or mobility of the labour market, and also the ease with which employees can move between jobs,” deputy director general for[…]
The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (Nicro) has urged companies and businesses to employ ex convicts, in order for them to be re-integrated back into society. Nicro has launched a project which aims to help rehabilitated offenders get jobs. Nicro spokesperson Jacques Sibomana said if[…]
The rate of employment creation has increased since 1994 with black people benefiting the most, the presidency said on Monday. The number of jobs created for blacks had almost doubled, said deputy minister in the presidency Buti Manamela in a statement. “Of the 6 million jobs created, 5.3 million was[…]
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