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Twelve questions SA should be asking of the ANC’s leadership
Twelve questions SA should be asking of the ANC’s leadership
As South Africa hurtles towards the end of the year, we are holding our collective breath ahead of the ANC elective conference.
SA exits recession with 2.5% GDP growth
SA exits recession with 2.5% GDP growth
South Africa's gross domestic product has rebounded with 2.5% growth for the second quarter of the year.
The lesser known and scarier facts about unemployment in South Africa
The lesser known and scarier facts about unemployment in South Africa
The latest South African jobs statistics...
Reserve Bank announces surprise interest rate cut
Reserve Bank announces surprise interest rate cut
The South African Reserve Bank's surprise decision to cut interest rates by 0.25% offers some reprieve for financially strained South...
Editorial: As the ANC burns, we burn with it
Editorial: As the ANC burns, we burn with it
When Pali Lehohla, statistician general at Statistics South Africa, unpacked the quarterly labour force survey on Thursday, he all but confirmed that...
​Labour department struggles to finds jobs for five million
​Labour department struggles to finds jobs for five million
By Statistics South Africa’s latest estimates, there are many more job seekers entering the employment market than there are applicants finding...
Municipalities have over 13% vacancy rate – Stats SA
Municipalities have over 13% vacancy rate – Stats SA
The average vacancy rate at municipalities was more than 13% in 2015, which had a negative impact on local governments’ ability to deliver...
You might not be as unemployed as you think you are, says Stats SA
You might not be as unemployed as you think you are, says Stats SA
It’s harder than you might think to be unemployed in South Africa – even though the unemployment rate has recently reached a record high of...
Do 60% of South African workers earn less than R5 000 per month?
Do 60% of South African workers earn less than R5 000 per month?
Calling on “big business” to take discussions on a national minimum wage seriously, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) last...
Quality development needed to solve crisis of unemployment
Quality development needed to solve crisis of unemployment
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says one of the reasons South Africa has such a high rate of unemployment is that the skills people are getting are...
After drastic drop SA life expectancy rises
After drastic drop SA life expectancy rises
The average life expectancy for South African men decreased from 60.5 years in 1990 to 57.7 years in 2013, according to a study published in the...

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