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SA to change labour laws

South Africa can expect a few changes in the labour market during 2012.

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Mildred Oliphant,Labour Department,chronic unemployment,Labour Relation Act
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CAPE TOWN – South Africans can expect a few changes in the labour market during 2012, Minister Mildred Oliphant warned on Tuesday.

The minister said the changes would allow greater employment security.

She said her department would focus on protecting vulnerable workers and preventing further job losses in the country.

Oliphant said priority would be given to the Labour Relations Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

Last week, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille announced that her government will create 850 jobs for young people.

The Advancement of Youth Project (PAY) will allow 2011 matric pupils to intern in local government until the end 2012.

South Africa has an unemployment rate of around 25 percent.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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