Unemployment

7 Alarming Unemployment Stats

Things are not looking good for South Africa’s unemployment rate, particularly the youth unemployment rate. The unemployment rate is now 27.6%, up...

Fees Must Fall 3.0? Postgrad Funding Is The Next Student Crisis

First published: 16 November 2018One of former president Jacob Zuma's final acts as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) was to announce...

5 Points From The ANC Election Manifesto

On Saturday, the African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the party’s manifesto for the 2019 elections - promising an inclusive economy, and a...

The Impossibly Tough Life Of Car Guards

“Some days are better than others, it all depends on people's kindness. Sometimes it's really hard to make ends meet but there's no other...

How I Made It After Matric With No Degree

AS TOLD TO Zinhle Cingo (27) is a mother of two who runs various businesses to sustain herself and her family. Like many other young...

Durban: 100s Of Refuse Workers Might Lose Their Jobs

EThekwini city’s alleged failure to honour its contract orange recycling bags collection contractors have taken a major toll on workers who stand to lose...

SA Students: “Grant FMF Activists Blanket Amnesty”

It's been almost a year since then-president Jacob Zuma announced free tertiary education, legitimising the call of South African students. However, a number of...

Unemployed Graduates Threaten Not To Vote In 2019 Elections

Unemployed graduates vow never to vote come election time in 2019. This was after they embarked on a peaceful march to the Durban City...

The Mbegu Platform: Helping The Youth Find Solutions To Problems In...

South Africa is failing its youth - particularly its poor youth. Despite the ability of young people to creatively pose solutions to the problems...

Eat The Rich: The CEO SleepOut Is Capitalism’s Absurdity Laid Bare

The CEO SleepOut is a perfect advertisement for late capitalism in all its crass glory: having bled the sun, the moon, and the earth...

Here’s How You Can Choose Your Career Wisely

Find a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life, they say. It sounds like the simple answer to...

A Luta Continua: Youth Day Is Futile For Young South Africans

The class of 1976 have inspired many uprisings and protests from what many people have termed "born frees". These youngsters have challenged our democracy...

Making An HIV-Free Future Possible For KZN Girls

In the rolling green hills of the uMgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal lies Vulindlela, a rural community often seen as the epicentre of the HIV...

On Graduate Unemployment: “We Were Promised That Education Would Free Us...

Thousands of recent graduates in South Africa are stuck in the rut of unemployment despite the thousands they pumped into their educations. They are...

“Many Women Die At The Hands Of Loved Ones”. I Will...

Over the weekend, a 27-year-old woman from Glenwood was hit and strangled by her partner who also attempted to throw her off the building...

The NYDA Needs To Drive Youth Proactiveness

South Africa’s youth faces many social challenges, which many feel are not being adequately addressed. From unemployment, poverty and inequality, disengaging in the labour...

Help The Homeless Keep Warm This Winter

Winter is just a few days away, and we have all seen homeless people in our areas and neighbourhoods. According to the Human Sciences...

Meet Property Stokvel Investment Club, A Cheaper Way For Young People...

Investing in and buying property is becoming an expensive commodity in South Africa. With ever increasing bond and home loan interest rates, many people...

Why Numsa and NUM Hate The New Independent Power Producers Deal

On Wednesday, energy minister Jeff Radebe signed a R55.92 billion contract with 27 independent renewable energy power producers which is set to produce more...

Numsa: Workers Are Sidelined In The Renewable Energy Debate

Over the weekend, the National Union of Mineworkers South Africa (Numsa) released a strongly worded statement expressing disappointment in an earlier statement released by...
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