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Preparing graduates for the workplace

Imbuing students with entrepreneurial thinking can also provide value to the larger economy

Are young South Africans set up for failure?

With 7.9-million young South Africans out of work or with very little education or training opportunities, who looks out for their aspirations?

Young people must help design a youth employment plan

A six-point plan will help to drive the president’s youth employment intervention but it is essential that the experiences of young people are prioritised in its design and delivery

WATCH LIVE: President Ramaphosa delivers budget vote speech in Parliament

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s performance in the first months since assuming office will come under the spotlight during the budget vote debate

Set South Africa’s RDP houses free

The state’s eight-year embargo on owners selling RDP houses hurts the poor and the economy

The uneasy jive of a poor pantsula

An ordinary youth trying to survive - but a little different still.

SA youth: Equal opportunity remains a dream

Equal opportunities when it comes to dream jobs that satisfy all your aspirations and goals are just that, a dream, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.

Youth, unemployment and the South African dream

While youth unemployment is an issue in South Africa, today's youth are not up to doing just about anything to make it, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.

No free lunch in Bekkersdal, but try the breakfast buffet

Many unemployed youth in violence-stricken Bekkersdal are disillusioned with parties' promises of jobs and chose not to vote in this election.

SA youth unemployment third worst in world, says Numsa

Youth unemployment in South Africa is the third highest in the world, says the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

Youth wage subsidy may do more harm than good

The uncertain benefits and costs of the youth employment incentive may mean the Bill does more harm than good, writes Sean Muller.

No one happy over Youth Wage Bill

Still, it does not go far enough for the DA, and others say it will just benefit big business.

Zuma urges ANCYL to help government with youth employment

Commemorating the ANC Youth League's 69th anniversary, President Jacob Zuma has called on the league to assist with youth employment opportunities.

SA must dig deep, and put youth to work

Germany provides a good example of how the state and industry can create and fill jobs together, writes Matuma Letsoalo.

Subsidies won’t make a dent

Experience around the world shows they don't create jobs. South Africa must look elsewhere.

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Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of Apple iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant

We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

The minister could spend the state’s money on fighting Covid-19 and cigarette cartels, tobacco manufacturers argue

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