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More than a quarter of the South African population is unemployed and the percentage of youth unemployed is significantly higher. So surely young people would pay attention to any chance for a job?It seems not so - not for the first time, I have…Continue
The private sector and civil society should lend a helping hand to ensure that the country records economic growth that can create jobs, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.Speaking to businessman and captains of industry at the AHI/Absip Breakfast…Continue
President Jacob Zuma will hand out Gold Awards on 10 October 2013 to hard working young people who have excelled in various fields.The President will be accompanied on Thursday by His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex Prince Edward, who is the…Continue
President Zuma raised youth unemployment and a proposal to incentivise and encourage employers to increase employment in his 2010 State of the Nation address. From the time DHET Minister Nzimande assumed responsibility for higher education and…Continue
The IMF has urged South Africa to up its game and do more to resolve its economic problems. After the first quarter report that unemployment has again risen, surely youth unemployment must be a priority for the nation - or risk a lost generation…Continue
Collins Chabane confirmed that South Africa is committed to policies that strengthen the professionalisation of youth work. The Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation spoke at the Commonwealth Conference on the…Continue
Friday is a good day to reflect on progress - what we've achieved this week, this month, this year. Yesterday Minister Pravin Gordhan reflected on progress we've made since 1994. In introduction to his mid-term budget speech, he quoted the ANC’s…Continue
Cosatu have published their response to the proposals for a youth wage subsidy. Cosatu lists 10 reasons for their opposition, amonst others they believe that the subsidy places many lower level employees at risk, that employers will dismiss other…Continue
Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi today called on the youth to reclaim their rightful place in the development of their lives and society. He encouraged today’s youth to draw inspiration from the youth of 1976, who were…Continue