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SA unemployment soars to 11-year high

The unemployment rate increased to 29,1% in the third quarter of 2019

There is a plan for a job in every home

The Western Cape is a successful seeding ground for the DA’s approach to grow small businesses

South Africa is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality

Formulate workable solutions to create and protect jobs

Laws must bring an end to workers’ exploitation

Nafcoc angry at being ignored on small business input

Lawrence Mavundla has criticised the small business proposals in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s jobs summit framework

Job summit glosses over skills problem

South Africa, amid fast-changing technology, is producing skilled people, but not enough of them

Labour regroups after damp-squib jobs summit

The presidential jobs summit failed to yield a moratorium from big business on job cuts, sending labour back to the drawing board

Ramaphosa: Jobs Summit critics must eat their words

Ideas to tackle unemployment have been found and all that is left implementation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said

Davies: Stronger consequences for government institutions who don’t buy local

The minister said local procurement was a valuable tool to tackle unemployment

Ramaphosa’s Jobs Summit plan to create 275 000 new jobs annually

Unless the country did something ‘extraordinary’, Ramaphosa notes that South Africa will not be able to reduce the unemployment rate to 6% by 2030

Cosatu warns jobs summit could be ‘damp squib’

The National Jobs Summit, on Thursday and Friday in Midrand, is being touted by President Ramaphosa as an avenue to address the rising jobless rate

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WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

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All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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