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Still on temporary contracts after 12 years
Still on temporary contracts after 12 years
For the past 12 years, about 150 people have swept the streets and cleared blocked drains in Uitenhage and Motherwell. They work in a government-funded programme administered by the Eastern Cape Department of Transport. But despite their long service, they are still casual workers on...
White men still dominate SA management
White men still dominate SA management
At a press conference in Pretoria on Tuesday, Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi said too many companies are not meeting their equity...
Registrar gets tough on unions
Registrar gets tough on unions
For decades the office of the labour registrar had been largely overlooked. But in recent years the registrar, who is tasked with ensuring that...
DA: Blanket minimum wage not feasible
DA: Blanket minimum wage not feasible
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday that it supported the broad idea of a minimum wage, but insisted a blanket implementation is not...
Labour welcomes Moyane suspension, calling it long overdue
Labour welcomes Moyane suspension, calling it long overdue
Trade unions broadly welcomed the suspension of South African Revenue Services (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane on Tuesday saying that his tenure...
SA’s poser: Technology vs wages
SA’s poser: Technology vs wages
Although technology is making capital cheaper, policies such as the national minimum wage will make labour more expensive. What does this mean for...
​British MP dies after shooting
​British MP dies after shooting
A member of the British parliament has died after being attacked in northern England, media reports have said.
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...
Expats lose out over scramble for local talent in Africa
Expats lose out over scramble for local talent in Africa
A tug of war for local talent is emerging in Africa as firms recruit to support growth ambitions on the continent – and reliance on expatriates is...
Economic week ahead: SA unemployment update
Economic week ahead: SA unemployment update
Policymakers at America's central bank will announce their latest rates decisions. Europe will update on inflation and confidence. Japan will...

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