International Labour Organisation

Under lockdown SA’s working poor is just poor

Last week, the International Labour Organisation warned that the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak would have a devastating effect on global working poverty

Social protection policies can help to combat Covid-19, and mitigate its effects

The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of national health insurance, mandatory sick leave and unemployment benefits

‘Worker safety nets inadequate’

With large-scale job losses on the horizon here and around the world, the Covid- 19 pandemic has put the vulnerability of workers in sharp focus

UN agency adopts convention on harrassment at work

The convention is critical in terms of promoting and protecting the rights of working women

Hope for domestic workers

Proposed new legislation would make it possible for domestic workers to claim compensation for injury, illness or death on the job

ILO: SA labour laws aren’t fuelling unemployment

The International Labour Organisation believes labour market regulations are not too rigid in South Africa and cannot be blamed for high unemployment.

An ode to odious Fred the Shred

FormerRoyal Bank of Scotland boss stripped of his knighthood after its collapse under his stewardship.

One in three workers live in poverty

World needs to create almost 600-million jobs in order to tackle unemployment caused by recession.

SA trapped in apartheid economy

Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi says SA's economic structure still remains trapped in colonialism because of overdependence on raw material exports.

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 democracy activists are calling for artists and fans to boycott the country's world-renowned Bushfire Festival later this month.

Tobacco poisons Malawi’s children

Despite the poverty-stricken country's avowed intentions, it is dependent on the crop and those who must pick it.

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NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders