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Micro-Credentials offer bite-sized skills to boost youth employability

AT 45,4%, South Africa’s youth unemployment rate dwarfs the national average (32,9%), highlighting the struggle many young people face entering the workforce. Though a traditional university degree can increase job prospects, factors...

Opinion Piece by CHIETA – Youth unemployment is not the problem, it’s the solution!

By Yershen Pillay As a country, we spend billions of rands trying to eradicate the problem of youth unemployment and yet it remains stubbornly pervasive. Young people are more vulnerable to unemployment...

Cape Town puts R5,5-million into recruiting youth for jobs

THE City of Cape Town is putting a R5,5-million budget behind Jobs Connect – a recruitment platform to link young people with employers, which also includes work readiness training opportunities.  The allocation...

What will result from South Africa’s pivotal elections?

By Chris Hattingh May is election month in South Africa. Given the ongoing high-unemployment, low-growth malaise afflicting the country (resulting largely from the current governing party’s ideological and policy choices), the consensus...

Several reasons why the Western Cape outperforms other provinces in job creation

Most likely there are several reasons why the Western Cape outperforms other provinces in creating jobs; governance is one of them. Anybody studying the latest jobs data would struggle to reach an...

Decreased job market is distressing

Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA: UASA is deeply distressed by the decrease in employment. Stats SA indicated that in last year’s final quarter, the job market decreased...

The real World Cup is still coming – and it’s in our heads

By Mr Jacques Moolman, President of the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry The unsettling truth lurking beneath the Rugby World Cup euphoria is that our biggest test is still to come...

YES programme yields long-term results

By Sue Segar A young woman, from a household where nobody has worked before, joins a programme as one of 20 black women trained to become commercial drone pilots. Soon she will...

COMMENT: The rand has become weaker because of the dollar getting stronger and Eskom’s...

Harry Scherzer, CEO at Future Forex  There were multiple factors that resulted in the rand plummeting to a low of 19.26 to the dollar on Tuesday 5th September, which is far lower...

Western Cape contributes 22% to farm employment in SA but Agoa remains a threat

“Agriculture in the Western Cape continues to create jobs in a tough environment,” said Western Cape Provincial Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer. Minister Meyer was commenting on StatsSA’s latest release of...

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City proposes modification of weirs at Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei to improve...

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