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Nehawu has called a strike at the Dube TradePort at King Shaka International Airport
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Dube TradePort Corporation, an agency of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, has announced that 112 employees, members of the Nehawu trade union, have gone on strike. The workers work in... 


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Unions, industry prepare for ‘tough’ talks as metals, engineering negotiations set to get under way
9th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Trade unions and industry associations expect negotiations at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), which are set to start on April 10, in Boksburg, to be tough. Trade... 


CDE criticises govt’s lack of ambition in its job creation strategy
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa faces an unemployment crisis, and the African National Congress’ (ANC’s) manifesto promise of 3.5-million work opportunities, is considerably inadequate to address this, independent... 


Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi
Old govt buildings to be converted into homes for State employees
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Human Settlements Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi wants to convert old and unused government buildings into residential properties for government employees. She said this was part of an effort to do away... 


Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi
Labour dept to launch new programme to tackle unemployment
4th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi on April 4 announced that the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) would launching a new Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Labour Activation... 


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Decline in formal sector employment for 2023 Q4 – Stats SA
26th March 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Statistician-General of South Africa Risenga Maluleke on Tuesday reported a decrease in the total number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector by 194 000 in the fourth quarter of... 


Johannesburg executive mayor Kabelo Gwamanda
Joburg’s climate action plan to create more than 400 000 jobs – Gwamanda
25th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Investment into climate mitigating strategies, as outlined in the City of Johannesburg’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), could create as many as 340 000 jobs, while investment into climate adaptation... 


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Built Environment Indaba to address substandard project delivery, other challenges
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Poor-quality projects, site invasions and inadequate transformation are some of the key issues that will be addressed at the inaugural Built Environment Indaba, which will be held at the Gallagher... 


Busa deputy CEO to succeed Coovadia in 2025
6th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Business organisation Business Unity South Africa’s (Busa’s) board of directors has appointed Khulekani Mathe to take over as Busa CEO in January 2025 when Cas Coovadia retires. Mathe was appointed... 


EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
EWSETA develops, implements specialised renewable energy, water training programmes
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

To support the development of critical skills within the water and energy sector, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is developing and implementing specialised... 


Dept to assess research findings on job creation, retention
29th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) will study the findings of two independent research reports on youth unemployment and consider how the research proposals can help it create and retain... 


Ewseta CEO Mpho Mookapele
TVET colleges ‘not in a good state’ – Ewseta
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are not in a good state, Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) CEO Mpho Mookapele has... 


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Industry failure to report skills requirements undermining economic growth
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) has said it cannot accurately determine critical skills needs in the sector because industry participants do not accurately... 


dtic to host second Black Industrialists and Exporters Conference
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) – in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation and the National Empowerment Fund – will host the second Black Industrialists... 


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Can SA mining prevent more hostage dramas in 2024?
16th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Since October of last year, several unlawful underground protests have raised serious concerns about the potential emergence of a new trend in which frustrated underground mineworkers turn to... 


Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi
Nxesi appoints second National Minimum Wage Commission members
7th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has appointed the second National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission that will advise on the setting of the national minimum wage and sectoral determinations,... 


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Organisations voice their concerns about national minimum wage increase
5th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Various organisations have responded to government’s decision to increase the national minimum wage by 8.5% to R27.58 an hour, effective from March 1. Youth development agency Afrika Tikkun says... 


Report reveals decline in entrepreneurial activity in South Africa post-pandemic
1st February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

According to the latest ‘2023 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa’ (GEM SA) report, released on February 1, South Africa’s early-stage entrepreneurial activity has declined to below... 


World Bank, DBSA report highlights local SDG requirements
1st February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Closing South Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) gap will require significant infrastructure and related spending, informed by the right objectives and relevant metrics, a joint study by... 


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Mixed reactions to passing of NHI Bill
7th December 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Business groups Business Unity South Africa (Busa) and Business for South Africa (B4SA) are planning to submit a formal petition to President Cyril Ramaphosa to send the controversial National... 


Unemployment
SA sees job growth, but it's cold comfort for millions of unemployed youth left behind
15th November 2023 By: News24Wire

Young people aged 15 to 34 years had an unemployment rate of 43.4% in the third quarter, compared with 45.3% in the second, according to Statistics SA. The decline mimicked the drop in the... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
Visa backlogs causing critical skills deficit, undermining economy
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

A lack of critical skills is holding back the South African economy, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has said, adding that the country is not solving the problem as fast as... 


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BMA assures strike at Lebombo border will not disrupt services
18th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Border Management Authority (BMA) has assured that the planned strike action at the Lebombo border by the Nkomazi community on October 18 will be closely monitored to ensure no disruption of... 


Waste industry can mitigate unemployment
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

South Africa needs more companies to implement effective waste management systems and principles in their value chains to effect a more circular economy. The country needs a focus on waste... 


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TESD increases awareness for industry issues
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industry body the Temporary Employment Services Division (TESD) – as an affiliate of the Constructional Engineering Association (CEA) – continuously embarks on initiatives for members, non-members... 


Seifsa attends Brics Summit
6th October 2023

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has commended South Africa and the South African segment of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics)... 


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Seifsa celebrates eightieth anniversary
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) – after 80 years of representing and promoting the interests of the South African metals and engineering industry –... 


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Dunlop proceeds with R1.7bn investment in Ladysmith tyre factory
3rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Tyre manufacturer Dunlop is forging ahead with a R1.7-billion investment project at its factory in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, with the backing of its Japan-based parent company Sumitomo Rubber... 


CAMM founding director and GIBS economics lecturer Dr Adrian Saville
Economist gives bleak outlook for South Africa’s economic future
13th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

In a stark assessment of South Africa's economic performance Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM) founding director and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) economics lecturer Dr... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa to push ahead with cutting government's size to stabilise economy
12th September 2023 By: News24Wire

South Africa's R4.7-trillion "unsustainable public debt levels", including low growth rates, forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to consider cutting the government's size to stabilise the economy, the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa to meet labour as budget crisis takes centre stage
12th September 2023 By: News24Wire

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called an urgent but long overdue meeting with organised labour for Tuesday, as the possibility of a further wage freeze, job cuts, and more cuts to government... 


Deputy President Paul Mashatile
Nedlac mulls new social compacting models after failure of ‘big trade-off’
8th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

With South Africa’s social partners having failed to agree the social compact that President Cyril Ramaphosa called for in his 2022 State of the Nation Address, participants to the 28th National... 


PSA demands urgent consultation over imminent closure of Public Enterprises dept
4th September 2023 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Public Servants Association on Monday expressed its concern over the future of employees at the Department of Public Enterprises amid reports that plans for its closure are at an advanced... 


NBCRFLI parties agree to extend main collective agreement for another year
23rd August 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Road Freight and Logistics Industry Bargaining Council (NBCRFLI) parties have agreed to extend the main collective agreement for another year, starting from March 1, 2024, until February 28,... 


Govt says employment equity reporting remains ‘business as usual’ while Amendments await proclamation
16th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following an Employment Equity (EE) Roadshow in Mpumalanga, the Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has clarified that, because the amendments to the EE Act are not yet in effect, enterprises... 


PCC spotlights need for gender equality in Just Energy Transition
PCC spotlights need for gender equality in Just Energy Transition
11th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Just Energy Transition (JET) framework inadequately addresses the issue of gender inequalities, says the Presidential Climate Commission (PCC), explaining that the need for gender equity is... 


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