Job Losses

Depressed? Blame it on governance

It’s perfectly normal for the ongoing stress of load-shedding and water outages to leave you feeling blue

Renewables aren’t causing job losses in coal sector — Radebe

​Coal is still very much part of South Africa's energy mix, given the abundance of the mineral, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has said

Illicit cigarette trade threatens 8 000 farm jobs

Even though there has been commitment to halt the production of illicit cigarettes, it is not happening fast enough

Stats SA reports 69 000 jobs lost in second quarter

Stats SA reported that non-agricultural formal sector employment dropped from 9 817 000 in March 2018 to 9 748 000 in June 2018

Red tape delays ICT imports, placing South Africa at a disadvantage that’ll cost jobs

The industry is growing increasingly frustrated by the inefficiency of local agencies and seemingly contrived informal trade barriers.

Miners gather at Amplats over 6 900 job cuts

Around 2 000 mineworkers converged at an Anglo American Platinum mine over plans to cut 6 900 jobs amid unrest in the sector.

Mining, manufacturing sector lost 15 000 jobs in December

The mining and manufacturing sector lost 15 000 jobs in December while overall employment increased by a marginal 0.8%.

If only workers were not also people

Capitalist production will always follow those who are prepared to work for the cheapest rates.

State wage bill ‘unsustainable’

Economists are raising alarm over losses in the private sector and growth in government jobs.

Fewer jobs, less spending

Deepest public spending cuts in 80 years planned.

Low wages may close down plants

More than 300 factories which pay lower than the required minimum wage -- a third of them Chinese-owned -- face closure, with potential job losses.

Reports of economic growth misleading, says union

The employment figures released by Stats SA made a mockery of reports of economic growth, trade union Uasa said on Tuesday.

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Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

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The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

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Conferences connect people to ideas

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SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

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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.