The country faces an unemployment rate of 29% with well over half of its youth unemployed, Statistics South Africa has said. The report comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa warned that many South Africans are in danger of losing their jobs when he spoke at the University of Johannesburg's 25 Years of Democracy Conference.
Unemployment Rate Hits 10-Year Record High
Deutsche Welle, 30 July 2019
The economy of South Africa suffered two blows in the same day, as news of massive unemployment was reported parallel to the news of record losses for the country's main power… Read more »
Nxesi to Engage Social Partners On Job Losses
SAnews.gov.za, 31 July 2019
Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has pledged to work with relevant social partners in an effort to address factors contributing to job losses. Read more »
Nearly four in every ten South Africans are unemployed, entrenching poverty and invariably worsening inequality and instability.
SA Unemployment Rate Hits the Highest Level Since the Global Financial Crisis
Daily Maverick, 31 July 2019
In the second quarter of this year, South Africa's unemployment rate spiked to 29% from 27.6% in the first quarter, according to data released on Tuesday 30 July by Statistics… Read more »
Minister Thulas Nxesi Welcomes Second Quarter Labour Survey Report By Statssa
Govt of SA, 30 July 2019
Minister Nxesi welcomes Second Quarter Labour Survey Report by STATSSA Read more »
President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that technology, globalisation, climate change and low economic growth are factors that will result in many South Africans losing their jobs. ... Read more »
President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched the African National Congress's 2019 election manifesto, promising to put job creation, investment and decent living for workers at the ... Read more »
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