QLFS shows continued importance of agriculture
The employment result for the first quarter of 2022, which were announced by Stats SA in its Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) today, showcase the continued importance of the agricultural sector as an employer – especially in a country characterised by endemic unemployment.   While Agri SA notes that employment... Read more
Enabling environment required in the Metro to halt job losses
The latest data released by the Stats SA’s latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) today for the second quarter of 2021 reflects concerning job losses of 66 000 in the Eastern Cape compared to the jobs gain of 65 000 in the previous quarter of this year.  South Africa’s... Read more
EC Digital Skills Hub: First for unemployed youth, SMMEs
The Eastern Cape Provincial Government in partnership with Microsoft South Africa – and implementation partners the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC), the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (Nemisa), Walter Sisulu University and non-profit Afrika Tikkun – have launched a Digital Skills Virtual Innovation Hub, a first in... Read more
Eastern Cape welcomes latest job stats
Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Mlungisi Mvoko welcomes the decline in the unemployment rate in the province. The decline is significant as it reflects a continuation of the labour market recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns, but the province is not out of the woods as the third... Read more
VWSA welcomes 520 YES candidates
Another 520 unemployed youth have been given a chance to gain invaluable work experience, through Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) support of the national Youth Employment Service (YES) programme. Of the 520 candidates in the 2021 intake, 270 will be hosted at VWSA sites in Kariega (formerly Uitenhage) and... Read more
Survey highlights SA’s most in-demand scarce skills
Xpatweb’s Critical Skills Survey 2020/21 highlights the most in demand scarce skills the country is facing, which has led to businesses seeking to recruit talent from across the globe. Xpatweb’s annual survey has fast become known as a benchmark for business and policy makers. Input from the 2019 research... Read more
Critical Skills Survey extended
In his State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa announced the imminent release of the highly anticipated updated Critical Skills list for public comment by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The list forms part of a drive to attract critically deemed skills to underpin efforts to regenerate the... Read more
UIF to work out details of COVID-19 extension
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced at the State of the Nation address that the Unemployment Insurance Fund will be extending the COVID-19 TERS Benefits from 16 October 2020 to 15 March 2021. The granular details about who the extension will be applied to will be discussed and finalised by social... Read more
Cemza plant:  Cementing down jobs
The CEMZA Manufacturing Plant located in Zone 5 of the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) valued at R600 million with a global partner footprint and supplying the local market with locally manufactured cement. The plant, which has been operational for more than four (4) years has managed to create... Read more
Covid-19 TERS benefit is extended
UASA, a union affiliated to the Federation of Trade Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA), says it is pleased with the extension of the TERS benefit to 15 August this year. This is in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the national state of disaster was also extended to... Read more

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