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Brace yourselves for the worst or act – now!

Revolutions have grown out of less — millions of people without salaries are not going to sit quietly, watching elites live undisturbed

An unprecedented crisis: The economic ramifications of Covid-19

The ways in which we respond to the coronavirus pandemic will determine the world that greets us when we emerge from lockdown

We must equip graduates to excel in tasks that are beyond the scope of AI

With artificial intelligence taking over background tasks in the financial services sector, graduates need to be equipped with modern skills and mindsets to complement the machines and maximise benefits for consumers and the economy

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

The informal economy is necessary to deal with the unemployment crisis

It is more connected to the broader economy than we realise and should be supported

EFF ‘circus’ becomes contagion as MPs heckle Malema

ANC MPs test the EFF’s disruptive tactics on the leader of the Red Berets in Sona reply

Unemployment rate remains unchanged, despite 45 000 new jobs being created

Labour statistics show that more jobs were created in the fourth quarter of 2019, but the rate of increase hasn’t kept up with the growth of the potential workforce, leaving the unemployment rate constant, at 29.1%

EDITORIAL: The margin for error is gone

Nowhere is this more apparent than in this week’s jobs numbers. The unemployment rate is justifiably described as a crisis.

Unemployment rate at 29% — StatsSA

The number of South Africans without jobs now stands at 6.7-million

No work and still no UIF payout

The fund has billions banked, but claimants say accessing what they are due is a nightmare

The lesser known and scarier facts about unemployment in South Africa

A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially for the youth

You might not be as unemployed as you think you are, says Stats SA

About 15.7-million work, 5.7-million don't, but the numbers depend on the definition of employment.

‘Workers do not have a good story to tell’

Between the second quarters of 2014 and 2015, union membership in South Africa decreased by 17 000 members.

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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