Unemployment levels fell in the second quarter, largely on informal sector job creation, but the number of discouraged job seekers rose.
Both are urgently required and the solutions to housing provision and job creation are relatively simple.
Any hope for better economic growth in the short term would have to be in industries less affected by the energy crisis, said the minister.
The commercial potential of intoxicating kougoed, or Sceletium tortuosum, is reinvigorating a Nourivier community in the Northern Cape.
Brother and sister Tiisetso and Manthemba Teffo make the bulk of their profit these days embroidering and printing EFF merchandise.
Santa's mall stand-ins take on the job because it's good, honest work. But those children can be a real trial.
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 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.