job creation

 
Public works programme leaves workers vulnerable
Public works programme leaves workers vulnerable
The Expanded Public Works Programme has created more than a million jobs but because these are temporary, workers complain they are left barely...
State ignores proposal to climate-proof SA and create jobs
State ignores proposal to climate-proof SA and create jobs
It was a panicked buy. Brian Ashley, a soft-spoken Capetonian unaccustomed to rash card swipes, took the closest R1 000 camera he could find...
Lower unemployment rate masks worrisome work prospects
Lower unemployment rate masks worrisome work prospects
Although the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey by Stats SA shows the unemployment rate in South Africa decreased from 26.4% in the first quarter...
Housing and jobs go hand in hand
Housing and jobs go hand in hand
South Africa's economy has a hole where a million jobs should be. Almost every other economy has relied on housing construction to absorb low-skilled workers....
Electricity crisis sparks shift to low-energy sectors
Electricity crisis sparks shift to low-energy sectors
The electricity constraints are expected to hit the manufacturing and mining sectors hard, and the government is turning its focus to less energy...
Bushmen cure-all offers locals a sustainable income
Bushmen cure-all offers locals a sustainable income
Oom Jap, a Nourivier resident and traditional healer, and I stand in the shadow of one of the new buildings at the Council for Scientific and...
Siblings coin it from EFF berets and overalls
Siblings coin it from EFF berets and overalls
When Manthemba Teffo (23) and her brother Tiisetso (27) started an embroidery and printing business in 2007, they never imagined they would achieve...
What's eating Father Christmas?
What's eating Father Christmas?
"It's almost as if kids are getting worse. In the 1990s they would sit on my lap and ask for modest gifts and toys they could really play with. Now...
Smallholder farming the surest route to African growth
Smallholder farming the surest route to African growth
When Africa's heads of state gather for the African Union summit later this month, a leading item on their agenda is to determine the policies that...
Sona 2014: Focus on economy and job creation
Sona 2014: Focus on economy and job creation
President Jacob Zuma sought to provide answers to the voters and assure them that his second administration will work harder to improve things. He...
Editorial: Deliver the jobs SA needs
Editorial: Deliver the jobs SA needs
An economist who got to watch both presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma at close quarters says that Mbeki never wanted to talk about unemployment,...
Soapbox: Time to earn respect
Soapbox: Time to earn respect
The youth wage subsidy is a stupid idea. It does not address the fundamental bottlenecks in job creation: the skills deficit and impediments to...

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