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ILO: SA labour laws aren't fuelling unemployment
ILO: SA labour laws aren't fuelling unemployment
According to Business Day, in an interview last week, ILO South African director Vic van Vuuren attributed unemployment to fragile economic...
An ode to odious Fred the Shred
An ode to odious Fred the Shred
Spare a thought this week, if you will, for Fred the Shred, also known as Fred Goodwin, the erstwhile boss of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
One in three workers live in poverty
One in three workers live in poverty
The global economy will have to create 600-million jobs in the next decade to meet the "urgent challenge" of tackling the legacy of unemployment...
SA trapped in apartheid economy
SA trapped in apartheid economy
South Africa's economic structure still reflects colonialism and apartheid, Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima...
Zuma calls for decent work policies in Africa
Zuma calls for decent work policies in Africa
Africa needs appropriate development policies to create decent work and put an end to poverty, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
Swazi festival boycott call
Swazi festival boycott call
Swazi democracy activists are calling for artists and fans to boycott the country's world-renowned Bushfire Festival later this month -- they say...
Tobacco poisons Malawi's children
Tobacco poisons Malawi's children
At the height of Malawi's tobacco harvest, the lush fields of the country's key tobacco growing district, Kasungu, are filled with labourers...
World bodies warn of mass job cuts, crawling growth
World bodies warn of mass job cuts, crawling growth
The economic crisis could throw 50-million people out of work by the end of this year, and output risks crawling to a halt worldwide, international...
Jobs slowdown, China overshadow market rally
Jobs slowdown, China overshadow market rally
The effect of the financial crisis on major economies was brought into focus on Monday as China's growth slowed, Britain fell deeper in debt and...
DRC's faded copper town perks up in mining rush
DRC's faded copper town perks up in mining rush
Amid rusted hulks of abandoned plants and huge mine craters, the Democratic Republic of Congo's former top copper town Kolwezi is showing signs of...
SA workplace fatalities under scrutiny
SA workplace fatalities under scrutiny
The Department of Labour on Wednesday said the death of nine workers at Gold Fields, the world's fourth-largest gold producer, would take centre...
UN: Climate change can create jobs
UN: Climate change can create jobs
The cost of adopting responsible policies on climate change for global economies could be balanced by the creation of millions of "green jobs," the...

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