No need to panic over new critical skills list
In September last year, then Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba announced that a new critical skills list is expected to be released soon. The industry is in turmoil as business and providers scramble to submit visa applications prior to the list being published and certain... Read more
Comparing private, SOE pay practices
African specialist remuneration and reward consultancy 21st Century says that remuneration practices have far reaching consequences, not only for individuals and companies but for the economy as a whole. CEO Chris Blair and executive director Bryden Morton say that the bulging public sector wage bill was mentioned on numerous... Read more
Transport Minister announces stimulus package to create jobs, boost economy
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has announced a R3.5 billion stimulus and recovery plan with measures that will ensure that government gives priority to the areas of economic activity that will have the greatest impact on youth, women and small businesses. “The stimulus and recovery plan consists of a range... Read more
Business services industry key to job creation
The Business Process Services (BPS) industry offers South Africa the largest job creation potential across all service sectors, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Launching the revised Global Business Services (GBS) Incentive in London, United Kingdom recently, Davies said the industry has been stimulating economic growth and it... Read more
Recession Has Little Effect on Entry Level Jobs
After exhibiting two consecutive quarters of negative Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, South Africa’s economy has slipped into a technical recession, foreshadowing an array of economic downturns, including a decrease in employment rates. But despite this, certain industries have exhibited robustness in maintaining and growing the number of people... Read more
Paving the way for YES initiative’s success
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government departments have been putting together administrative and regulatory mechanisms to ensure the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative works. The President said this when he fielded oral questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. The initiative, launched in March this year, was established... Read more
Unravel the myths
A case study published by Harvard Business School argues that there are quite a number of things people get wrong about men and women in the work place. The case study looks at the popular myths that have been said about men and women in the past years. Some... Read more
Loeriesfontein learners get support to make better career and life choices
A unique Career Day offered at Loeriesfontein High School, provided learners with information and tools, expertly designed to help assess individual personalities, preferences and talents, as well as the skill needed for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century economy. “With tertiary drop-out rates at almost 40% in... Read more
Jobs added in first quarter
In the first quarter of 2018 the total number of jobs increased by 56 000 from the previous quarter, bringing the total number of persons employed in the formal non-agricultural sector to 9 838 000. According to the figures from the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) Survey, the formal sector jobs rose year-on-year... Read more
CWP being up-scaled for bigger impact
Deputy President David Mabuza says government is working towards reconfiguring the Community Works Programme (CWP) to ensure that it has a bigger impact on reducing poverty. “For as long as our economy is not generating sufficient number of jobs to absorb the majority of the poor and unemployed, government... Read more