Category Archives: Employment

UN Commission: New Investments in Global Health Workforce Will Create Jobs and Drive Economic Growth

The Presidents of France and South Africa today called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and help countries to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment. The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, chaired by H.E. François Hollande and H.E. Jacob Zuma, today delivered its final report and recommendations to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon…

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IFP

Destruction Of Factories Will Lead To Job Losses

The Inkatha Freedom Party is concerned by the wanton destruction of privately owned businesses as well as state property stemming from community dissatisfaction with the selection of candidates for the forthcoming local government elections. “We understand that democratic principles must inform the way candidates are selected for the local government elections and that communities have a right to nominate their future representatives, but we cannot condone the wanton destruction of factories and municipal infrastructure. Recently we have seen community members in many parts of the…

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IFP

IFP: Country being led into darkness and uncertainty

“Recent load shedding and impending water restrictions are the result of poor planning and a lack of astute leadership by a government that has lost the plot,” said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala. “This government has clearly demonstrated that it does not have the capacity to resolve the crisis that has led to many parastatals being dysfunctional. One just has to look at the state of affairs at Eskom, Telkom, SAA and the Post Office to name but a few, to realise that as…

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VF+

VF Plus gaan Openbare Beskermer vra om aanstelling van PetroSA-voorsitter te ondersoek

Die VF Plus gaan die Openbare Beskermer (OB) vra om die omstandighede rondom die aanstelling van PetroSA se nuwe voorsitter, Tshepo Kgadima, te ondersoek, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor energie. Luidens berigte in die Business Day en Die Burger ondersoek die polisie bedrogklagte van miljoene rande teen Kgadima. Hy het glo terwyl hy bestuurshoof en president van LontohCoal was, honderde beleggers ingeloop deur aandele in fiktiewe projekte aan hulle te verkoop. Die Business Day beskuldig ook vir Tina Joemat-Pettersen,…

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SA to gain from ocean economy

SA to gain from ocean economy

By Communications Minister Faith Muthambi It is an exciting time for South Africa following the Operation Phakisa open day on the ocean economy. Operation Phakisa (Sotho phrase for “hurry up”) is modelled on the success of the Malaysian “Big Fast Results” methodology that was used to spur that country’s economic transformation and address national priorities such as poverty and crime. The approach entails meeting with stakeholders for detailed and practical planning, setting clear targets, tracking of progress and making the results public. Through Operation Phakisa…

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IFP

IFP: GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE JOBS

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has lambasted the ANC-led government for failing to deliver on its job creation promises. “Twenty years into democracy we can’t say we have a good story to tell as people don’t have jobs and are living in poverty. Fact is, many people are unemployed, including young people and our streets are full of unemployed and educated people who don’t know where to utilise their education and acquired skills. When the ANC was canvassing for votes, many jobs were promised to the…

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Police

SAPS warn of fake employment opportunities

Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has warned the public about misleading advertisements regarding the recruitment of new constables. The adverts are apparently being circulated through the social media application WhatsApp and on the www.salearnership.com website. SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said there are currently no posts advertised for police trainees. “The advertisements form part of a scam aimed at misleading the public and possibly corruptly attempting to enlist candidates into the SAPS. Whilst the SAPS is looking into the origins of…

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Gauteng women unite for empowerment

Gauteng women unite for empowerment

Johannesburg – Women from around Gauteng on Wednesday gathered in Newtown to share their hopes with the province’s first citizen on how government can improve their lives and strengthen gender equality. The session was not only a chance for women’s organisations to interact with Gauteng Premier David Makhura, but it was a platform for women to share their views and opinions on what is needed to push women emancipation to the next frontier. The women were unanimous in the belief that quality education is one…

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IFP

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES MUST BE EMPLOYED IN JOB SECTOR

The IFP Women’s Brigade calls on the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Susan Shabangu to lead by example to ensure that all government departments reach the 2% target for employment of people with disabilities so that the public sector can follow suit. “It is unacceptable that government is not meeting its target when it comes to employment of people with disabilities, this needs to be addressed without any further delay and remains a cause for concern in the advancement of the rights…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

South African Government to create 100 black industrialists

Johannesburg – Government will create 100 black industrialists in the next three years to contribute to the economy and create jobs, Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina said on Thursday. “These industrialists… must be active participants in their companies. We want them to get involved in the productive sectors of the economy. “…We want to make practical examples about people that have been created by this system because government accounts for 30% of the GDP [gross domestic product] and we want that to go…

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