Despite widely held views to the contrary, labour markets are not so inflexible after all.
Increased labour regulation by governments makes it is easier to fill executive jobs with local candidates, rather than expatriates.
Over the coming days, South Africa will release unemployment, money supply, credit extension and trade figures.
The realignment of the labour landscape is a positive step towards blue-collar empowerment.
SA's economic slowdown is "domestically driven", says Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus, adding that the country holds the solutions to the problems.
The ANC has strong words for labour brokers, but fails to take concrete action against them, writes Niall Reddy.
While Solidarity says a strike by Amcu members would yield no results, the labour minister says the market is entering a turbulent period.
SA's skills-starved economy has easily absorbed those whose fortunes overseas have been reversed.
US magazine publisher Condé Nast is to cease taking on work experience novices after being sued by two former interns over low pay.
The number of strikes last year in South Africa hit a five-year high, with the mining sector accounting for 82.4% of them, says the labour department.
SA flights could be disrupted after SAA's technical staff have vowed to go on strike over wages, adding to SA's already sticky labour situation.
Employment is stable after the minimum wage increase, but the figures are deceptive.
Government is far too close to the National Union of Mineworkers for a peacekeeping intervention to be nonpartisan, say analysts.
In a step towards assisting the falling rand, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has planned to meet mining unions ahead of bargaining season.
With a massive infrastructure roll-out at stake, the state can't afford to be at odds with workers.
South Africa's labour laws have their pros and cons, but who do the tough legislations ultimately protect?
A new approach that favours justice, equity and access is required
How long before the middle-class preoccupation with quality, traceability and plain goodness of the things we buy extends into technology?
The public sector increased employment levels throughout the economic recession according to the South African Reserve Bank.