The country's jobs summit got underway on October 4 and 5, following a call by President Cyril Ramaphosa for business, labour and government to address the pressing 27 percent rate facing the country.
R100 Billion Boost for Ramaphosa's Jobs Summit
News24Wire, 5 October 2018
The financial sector has committed R100bn over the next five years to support black businesses, as the country battles to boost growth and reduce unemployment, President Cyril… Read more »
Business, Govt Aim to Create One Million Youth Jobs
SAIIA, 5 October 2018
Youth unemployment is a critical concern in South Africa. The unemployment rate among young people aged 15 to 34 recorded by Statistics South Africa in the second quarter of 2018… Read more »
Businesses Expected to Agree to Publish Pay Ratios At Jobs Summit
News24Wire, 4 October 2018
The two-day Jobs Summit, which kicks off in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon, is set to agree to a mechanism which will see businesses employing more than 50 people reporting on… Read more »
Youth Development Agency Optimistic On Jobs Summit
Govt of SA, 2 October 2018
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is optimistic about the highly-anticipated Jobs Summit taking place at Gallagher Convention on 4 and 5 October 2018. This gathering of… Read more »
Bongani Mdlalose Is Among Millions Who Hope That One Day, Things Will Get Better
Daily Maverick, 4 October 2018
The Jobs Summit gets underway on Thursday amid the country's deepening unemployment crisis and a harsh economic environment. But for some hungry job seekers on the ground, it is… Read more »
Minister Mildred Oliphant Addresses Jobs Summit, 4 to 5 Oct
South Africa's Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is to deliver an address during the opening and closure of the Jobs Summit at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand this week. Read more »
MEC Alan Winde On Impact of Jobs Summit
Govt of SA, 3 October 2018
Tomorrow, government, business and labour will head into President Cyril Ramaphosa's jobs summit. While we welcome the President's focus on jobs as a priority, we cannot allow this… Read more »
Cosatu Statement On the Latest National Planning Commission's Report On the Economy
COSATU, 1 October 2018
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the National Planning Commission's latest report on the economy that says a 6% unemployment rate by 2030 is an impossible goal.… Read more »
How to Create Employment - Imagination, Boldness, and a Little Help
Daily Maverick, 1 October 2018
Stubborn unemployment has been both a puzzle and a point of conflict for South African policymakers, labour and business. Even when new jobs were created - which they were in the… Read more »
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a U.S.$3.4 billion stimulus package to offset the recent decline in the country's economic performance and will include major ... Read more »
A South African delegation led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says it will use the 2018 World Economic Forum to restore investor confidence in the South African economy. The ... Read more »
President Cyril Ramaphosa is planning to restructure the civil service in the next three years by shedding 30,000 jobs and reduce the administration's salary bill by over U.S.$1 ... Read more »
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