Unemployment

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

Will Cyril’s Sona promises ever be fulfilled?

Four Sonas on, he is still to enforce his will upon the governing party and the state

Blyvooruitzicht: A glimmer of hope      between the sewage, rats and fear

‘Thrown away like rubbish’ — Residents of what was once a rich mining town have survived the seven years since the mine closed

Everything Ramaphosa said about the economy in the Sona

The poor condition of state-owned enterprises remains a blight on growth forecasts

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%

Sona will cast a spotlight on Ramaphosa (and the ANC’s) many problems

The president is facing challenges at every turn, among them the economy, the state of SOEs and factionalism within the ANC. Only if Ramaphosa and his party work together will they be able to turn their declining fortunes around

The argument against appointing a ‘land tsar’

The pace of land reform needs to be increased. But taking power from the courts and giving it to the executive will only create more policy uncertainty

Mass store and job cuts at Massmart

Changed market conditions and an appalling economy has hit low end cash-and-carry outlets

Democratising financial participation

JSE chief executive Dr Leila Fourie details how the exchange is aiming to become more inclusive

An agenda for decent jobs in Africa

Governments should adopt policies that promote external competitiveness and labour market initiatives as well as establish special economic zones

SA unemployment soars to 11-year high

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

The farm workers who produce our food are the most vulnerable to hunger

When drafting policies to address this situation, it is important that the voices of the workers themselves are taken into account

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it