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Lily Mine's workers eat into their savings while bids to secure a rescue deal go on
Lily Mine's workers eat into their savings while bids to secure a rescue deal go on
About 300 Lily Mine employees resigned in July in a desperate bid to get their provident funds and unemployment insurance fund. The employees had not...
June 16: There's no such thing as a lost generation, it's time to invest in our youth now
June 16: There's no such thing as a lost generation, it's time to invest in our youth now
In scrutinising the turning point of the youth commemorations, we should be alarmed by statistical predictions that by 2020...
You might not be as unemployed as you think you are, says Stats SA
You might not be as unemployed as you think you are, says Stats SA
It’s harder than you might think to be unemployed in South Africa – even though the unemployment rate has recently reached a record high of...
Letters to the editor: May 20 to 26 2016
Letters to the editor: May 20 to 26 2016
Reportedly, President Jacob Zuma last week referred to the classic pan-Africanist epic poem by the late Ingoapele Madingoane while addressing a...
Government "concern" about unemployment is not enough
Government "concern" about unemployment is not enough
NEWS ANALYSIS: The latest unemployment figures by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) means that the gap between 'the haves' and 'the have...
Smokers struggle more to find jobs
Smokers struggle more to find jobs
Though it’s long been known that smokers are more likely to be unemployed, it was not known whether smoking itself was in some way damaging...
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...
A permanent job is hard to find
A permanent job is hard to find
It’s mid-morning at a construction site in Rosebank. It is one of several sites in this Johannesburg suburb, where upmarket apartment complexes and...
[Video]The price of gold: The caregivers
[Video]The price of gold: The caregivers
Thousands of women are left to care for and support their husbands who have been left jobless and sick after contracting silicosis in the gold mines.
The long and short of wage flexibility
The long and short of wage flexibility
The inflexibility of the labour market has become a common scapegoat to explain the low rate of employment and the muted growth of firms, especially small ones. It is argued that employee-friendly labour laws put workers in a strong position vis-à-vis employers to bargain for high wages...

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