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Thousands of Cosatu members are embarking on the decent work marches.
Cosatu members gather for marches

Wednesday 7 October 2015 12:15

Hundreds of Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) members clad in red have gathered in different areas across the country to embark on their march for decent work in various cities.  


Cosatu plans to shut down Cape Town on Wednesday

Tuesday 6 October 2015 23:34

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it intends shutting down Cape Town on Wednesday during a protest march to Parliament.


Air France may cut 5,000 more jobs in new restructuring - sources

Tuesday 6 October 2015 22:35

Air France will cut a further 5 000 jobs if a second phase of its cost-cutting plan goes ahead, on top of an already announced plan to cut 2 900 jobs.


A view of Alexandra township, a slum overlooking the Sandton skyscrapers in Johannesburg. Addressing inequality has been a major challenge for South Africa
Piketty’s contribution to unpacking inequality: timely and relevant

Tuesday 29 September 2015 12:35

Not many economists with something approaching a rockstar status visit South Africa


 New development targets are due to be set at the UN Assembly.
Youth critical in achieving SDGs: Zim group

Thursday 24 September 2015 20:50

New development targets will be set at the United Nations General Assembly underway in New York.


Cosatu acting  General-Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says the private sector should also play a role in job creation.
Cosatu calls for more jobs

Sunday 20 September 2015 20:32

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is urging workers to rally behind a move to put pressure on the government and the private sector to create more jobs.


Working on Fire aims to successfully help in the reintegration of parolees and probationers in society.
20 parolees, probationers graduate as fire fighters

Sunday 20 September 2015 15:30

Twenty parolees and probationers have graduated as fire fighters at Working on Fire's Training Academy in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.


S.Africa's Implats starts closing mine shaft, 1,600 jobs at risk

Friday 18 September 2015 20:13

Impala Platinum, the world's second-largest producer of the precious metal, has started the process of closing parts of its Rustenburg mine, it said on Friday.


Why Commonwealth endures despite being written off by left and right

Monday 7 September 2015 07:39

The South African city Durban has made history by being named the first in Africa to host the Commonwealth Games since they started 85 years ago.


SA's public sector needs a 'shake up'

Thursday 3 September 2015 11:48

Gauteng’s Co-ordinator of the Right 2 Know campaign, Dale McKinley says we need a political change in the way personnel are given jobs in the public sector.


Unions welcome new mining job deal

Tuesday 1 September 2015 08:05

Mining unions have welcomed Monday’s new deal with government and companies to stem the loss of jobs in the sector.


The mining industry is negatively affected by the weaker Rand.
Stakeholders meet to tackle job losses in mines

Monday 31 August 2015 05:35

The Department of Mineral Resources, the mining industry and unions are expected to hold a top-level meeting on Monday to find ways to save jobs in the sector.


Minister Nhlanhla Nene says a revitalisation of the agricultural sector is needed.
Nene laments effects of drought on farm production

Friday 28 August 2015 05:44

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene has acknowledged that the recent drought in the country has affected the productivity of farmers and is responsible for the current food price fluctuations.


 Human rights groups in Tanzania are concerned about domestic servants used as sex slaves.
Tanzania suspends job agencies in crackdown on sex, labour trafficking

Sunday 23 August 2015 07:25

Tanzania has suspended about a quarter of its recruitment agencies in a bid to crackdown on human trafficking.


Amcu says mine lay-offs aimed at members

Sunday 16 August 2015 17:51

The president of South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union vowed on Sunday to resist proposed lay-offs in the ailing mining sector, saying the aim was to "kill" his union.  


President Jacob Zuma addressing the media on Operation Phakisa .
Zuma happy with progress in implementation of Operation Phakisa

Thursday 13 August 2015 12:04

President Jacob Zuma says government is happy with the progress made with the implementation of Operation Phakisa.


Employers in the Gold sector say this is the best offer they could give to their workers.
Gold mine sector puts final offer forward

Friday 31 July 2015 18:15

Employers in the gold sector have put a new and final offer on the table.


Labour analyst Terry Bell says Lonmin’s plan to retrench mineworkers is a cause for concern.
SA steel, platinum industries on verge of collapse: Analyst

Saturday 25 July 2015 15:29

Labour expert Terry Bell has warned that South Africa's steel and platinum industries are on the verge of collapse.


COPE says unemployed youth with no criminal records should be the first priority when it comes to employment opportunities.
COPE cautions against govt bid to employ ex-offenders

Saturday 25 July 2015 14:08

Congress of the People (COPE) says the Department Correctional Services is setting a dangerous precedent by encouraging the employment of ex-offenders while many young people have no jobs.


Manufacturing Circle says the industry has the ability to produce jobs for low skilled workers.
Manufacturing sector continues to shed jobs

Tuesday 21 July 2015 15:36

The biggest lobby group for the manufacturing sector says one of the steps needed to promote industrial growth in South Africa is to put a stop to the pessimism about local products.


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