Adcorp Employment Index

Jobs 2013: Informal sector shows SA who’s boss

The informal sector has risen to the unemployment challenge, creating over 12 000 of the 24 000 new jobs added in November and December 2013.

Expats on the back foot return home

SA's skills-starved economy has easily absorbed those whose fortunes overseas have been reversed.

SA loses over R55.2bn to sick leave, says Adcorp

Adcorp estimates that in the last decade the economy has lost R55.2-billion cumulative terms due to sickness.

Productivity drops to 50-year low in SA

Adcorp's employment figures for February have shown South Africa's job situation has not changed, but labour productivity has hit a 50-year low.

Full-time employment heads south

Labour experts warn that the introduction of two new laws will tighten the noose on employers. Chantelle Benjamin reports.

Row over productivity data

Labour productivity in SA is declining because of the power of bargaining councils and aspects of the country's labour laws according to a new report.

SA’s optimism down as index shows employment slump

South African job seekers are headed for tough times due to slow economic growth and stagnant employment, Adcorp's latest index has shown.

SA’s economy dependent on entrepreneurs

Employment has grown marginally in South Africa but analysts warn the slowing of small business activity could lead to economic stagnation.

It’s been a bad, bad time for small businesses

New data shows that around 440 000 small businesses have closed in the past five years, and the number of businesses starting up is at a record low.

Stir over job statistics

At a time when job creation is the focus of economic policy, a colossal fight is brewing over the reliability of employment statistics in SA.

Index reveals significant job growth in December

According to the Adcorp Employment Index, over 100 000 new jobs were created in December 2011 with temporary work growing the fastest.

South Africa’s labour market in ‘shambles’

The latest Adcorp Employment Index has found that a rethink was needed on South Africa's 'shambles' of a labour market.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it