Youth Wage Subsidy

Analysts split over wage subsidy

Businesses are claiming from the scheme, but it’s still unclear whether it is having a meaningful effect on youth unemployment.

Soapbox: Time to earn respect

The youth wage subsidy is a shameless populist attempt at grabbing the youth vote, writes Agang SA's Philip Machanick.

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 will not fix SA’s ‘broken’ labour market

Analysts have said the youth wage subsidy, which came into effect on January 1, will only bring short-term relief.

Controversial youth wage subsidy implemented

The Employment Tax Incentive Act, known as the youth wage subsidy, has come into effect despite opposition from Cosatu.

Youth wage subsidies to come into effect from January

Companies may be able to benefit from the Employment Tax Incentive Act from as early as January, after President Jacob Zuma signed the Bill into law.

Zuma signs youth wage subsidy Bill into law

The Employment Tax Incentive Act has been signed into law by Jacob Zuma and, according to treasury, aims to create jobs for young workers.

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.

Parliament passes youth wage subsidy Bill

Parliament has adopted the Employment Tax Incentive, or youth wage Subsidy, Bill.

Ten ways you know you’re a closet DA supporter

The DA is a cringe-worthy option for those who fancy themselves informed and sensitive. But it has grown on the most unlikely of people.

Cosatu rejects Zille’s youth wage subsidy claims

Cosatu has rejected claims by Helen Zille that it is keeping people unemployed by influencing government not to implement the youth wage subsidy.

Many facets to proposed youth wage subsidy

The debate over youth wage subsidies has heated up since the ANC decided to support it.


Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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.

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Social entrepreneurship means business

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