The numbers speak for themselves: Africa's smallholder farmers can be agriculture's game changers of the 21st century.
A frail-looking President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address, promising to improve the struggling economy and creating more jobs.
Jacob Zuma is a competent job creator - he conjured up six new ministerial positions in a single press conference. But SA needs private-sector jobs.
The youth wage subsidy is a shameless populist attempt at grabbing the youth vote, writes Agang SA's Philip Machanick.
How hard work and a willingness to learn, plus a bit of luck, transformed a life.
Job creation has been too slow and focused on skilled workers to make a significant dent in either unemployment or equity, writes Enoch Godongwana.
North West finance MEC â€‹Paul Sebego has announced a project to create temporary jobs for 20 000 youth, but the selection criteria are a mystery.
Employment Bills are top of the list as the ANC eagerly pushes through legislation ahead of the 2014 elections.
The opposition party's manifesto includes the vow to provide equitable access to land for all and create a million jobs by 2018.
SA's Government Employees Pension Fund says it has allocated R13-billion to three new funds targeted at boosting employment and economic growth.
That's the only way South Africa will meet the ambitious goals of the NDP, says Godsell.
A new body called the US-South Africa Business Council will be created to help promote trade ties between America and South Africa.
Growth in SA is going to require targeted strategies in collaboration with business, rather than government focusing on gross domestic product growth.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tightened his belt, chided the country's critics and delivered a no-nonsense medium-term budget policy statement.
About 600-million new jobs will be needed worldwide in the next 15 years to absorb a burgeoning workforce, mainly in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Is South Africa facing a widespread mining revolution capable of disrupting an industry vital to everything from job creation to foreign exchange?
Ebrahim Patel told Parliament last week that SA has a strategy to deal with the pending crisis. This is an edited version of the speech he gave.
The creation of "mini-jobs", which allow people to take on work without paying tax or national insurance, is being considered by the British treasury.