Analysts expect increase in unemployment rate

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[…]

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Digital change come with new job opportunities: Zikalala

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[…]

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The president’s plan for jobs

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[…]

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People staying in jobs for longer: StatsSA

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[…]

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Employ ex-convicts: Nicro

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[…]

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More jobs but fewer skills amongst blacks

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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