For the quarter ending March 31, and starting on January 1, Stats SA has revealed that the official South African unemployment rate has decreased by 0,8 of a percentage point to 34,5%.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit domestic workers in the country have really struggled, and many have been left unemployed.
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The stats are out, with some surprising figures concerning unemployment in South Africa that require a little unpacking.
Nedbank’s latest report on how our first 35 days of lockdown will impact South Africa’s job market is a kick to the midriff, and a reminder that the toughest times may still lie ahead.
A new report has revealed the university degrees that will earn you the best average salaries in South Africa.
The South African government recently released a report that looks into unemployment rates now, compared to 1994. It makes for interesting reading.
The Institute of Risk Management South Africa Risk Report breaks down the 10 biggest risks faced by South Africa right now.
Youth unemployment in South Africa is a national crisis, but it’s one that could be solved with a combination of innovation and dedication.
Ipsos has released its latest ‘What Worries the World’ study, revealing the top nine things that are keeping South Africans up at night.
Sometimes when people take a break from sharing cat videos and detailing their lunch some good actually comes from Facebook.
It’s almost the weekend and we’re all becoming rosier by the minute….or are we? A new study says we rank amongst the world’s most miserable nations.
It can be difficult to get an accurate, succinct handle on the state of unemployment and poverty in South Africa by wading through the morass of statistical information. Lucky for you, we have a condensed infographic on hand for you. Get up to speed with the state of your country, in a few minutes.
So there’s good news and bad news. According to figures released today: in January, our economy created 80 000 jobs, which is a significant rise from the end of 2011, but still significantly short of government targets. What’s the situation?
Do you know what self-immolation is? It’s the rather rare practice of setting oneself on fire to show how strongly you feel about something. Go figure. In the Middle East and North Africa though, it’s become more commonplace ever since a Tunisian vegetable seller did it to protest police harrassment, evoking an uprising at the end of 2010.
It’s nice to know that whatever horrible, depressing situation life chucks at you, there is a bland, trite greeting card just desperate to leap off the rack at CNA and into your life to depress you even further.
Many of us believe that South Africa is quite simply the best country to live in on the planet. But have you heard of the “misery index”? It’s a measure which takes into account a country’s unemployment and inflation rates. Here’s the list of the 15 most miserable countries in the world for 2011. Take a guess where SA ranks – it’s not cheerful.