Unemployment

By limiting access to treatment, poverty exacerbates mental illness

Mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, can affect anyone. Approximately about 4.5 million South Africans suffer from depression. Research has also shown that...

Job-hunting in 2018? Here’s why you should look in the Western...

The international workforce solutions company ManpowerGroup has released the results of its 2018 Employment Outlook Survey. The report forecasts how much companies in South...

Inequality of yesteryear breeds inequality in SA’s future job markets

South Africa's education system is considered to be one of the worst in the world. A 2015 study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

The case against the Shoprite 8 continues

The Shoprite 8 are still fighting for the charges against them to be dropped. They appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court for the second...

Saftu still awaiting permission for a November general strike

Cosatu embarked on a national strike on Wednesday to protest corruption and state capture. The recently formed South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu)...

‘Radical economic transformation has been hijacked by a corrupt faction’

On Tuesday, Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, spoke at 'A Decent Standard of Living' conference organised by the...

Stats SA: Women and children hit hardest by poverty

More than 50% of the South African population was living in poverty in 2015. This is according to a report released by Statistics South...

Young Kenyans are using Twitter to help them find jobs

Loise Wanjiku (23) was sure she would be employed as soon as she finished her internship but after days and months of using traditional...

“We didn’t know that baby Jayden would be the price we’d...

On Monday, 29 May, residents of the Foreman Road informal settlement marched to the Sydenham police station after the death of two-week-old Jayden Khoza,...

Workers’s Struggles For A Dignified Life Are Far From Over

The 1st of May marks International Workers Day and celebrates wage labourers and the working class. In a country that has an unemployment rate...

Medical interns are frustrated that they cannot get placement

Doctors across the country are embittered by the Department of Health (DoH) who have failed to allocate them internships, community service, or job placement....

Universities should offer practical qualifications that immediately qualify graduates for jobs

Dean Erasmus says that institutions of higher learning need to focus on the outcome of improving lives and finding work, rather than research.Looking at...

Holiday jobs aren’t just to earn spending money

With university holidays fast approaching, many students are looking for holiday jobs to help ease the burden on their families, or even just to...

Being a female car guard on North Beach: “It has been...

NOKUTHULA MNGADI, a 56-year-old from Clermont, Durban has worked as a car guard for the past 19 years at the Durban North Beach. She...

The #FirstSevenJobs trend is highlighting the problems with the job market

You may have noticed people sharing their first seven jobs on social media with some of the jobs ranging from pretty awesome to downright...

For many young South Africans, just looking for a job is...

Thabiso Dlamini (@Thabiso_Dlamini) is the founder of the Twitter discussion #JobSeekersWednesday. “We all know someone that is not employed and we know that unemployment...

8.9 million South Africans must beg, borrow and steal the dream...

There are more people in South Africa who want to work but can’t find work than there are people and dogs in all of...

ANC 10 make it to heaven, help campaign for local elections

The 10 ANC supporters who tragically died in a bus accident last week have made it to heaven, several sources close to Pastor Mboro...

Smith refutes claims he wants to be Proteas back seat driver

Graeme Smith - former Proteas captain, current Supersport commentator, and Sunday Times headliner - has refuted claims he seeks a position as a back seat...

Proteas call up one-eyed Boucher to test squad

Mark Boucher, the legendary South African wicketkeeper, has been called up to join the Proteas squad for the second test match against England in...
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