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Some businesses have already shut their doors due to a month-long lockdown, which restricted economic activity across the country as the government tried to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
More than two million people are without jobs compared to this time over 10 years ago.
Stats SA officials and members of Parliament’s employment and labour oversight committee were discussing the country's high unemployment rate.
South Africa's unemployment rate has increased by 1.4% in the second quarter of 2019 to 29%, according to data released by Statistics South Africa.
Retail was the biggest employer of people in the country, but it also happened to be the most exploitative industry with 40% of workers earning below minimum wage.
President Cyril Ramaphosa came face-to-face with scores of young people in Parliament where they raised a number of issues affecting the youth like unemployment and education.
I am sure many South Africans who are increasingly having to make do with less would probably wish that the most pressing matter in the minds of those in charge of government was the economy.
Manufacturing, mining and retail indicators suggest the economy contracted in the first quarter of 2019 following nationwide electricity outages.
Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla says President Cyril Ramaphosa doesn’t have any time to waste and must act quickly to prevent more jobs being shed.
Statistics SA released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey results which showed that the unemployment rate had increased by 0.5% in the first three months of 2019.
Statistics South Africa is expected to release its quarterly survey on the unemployment rate on Tuesday.
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The bill, if passed, will make job creation easier and offer incentives for business who create jobs.
The DA Gauteng premier candidate said the party’s jobs plan is a bold strategy that will end what he called unfair practices by the current provincial government.
The DA Gauteng premier candidate said should he be elected to power, government-sponsored jobs would be given to deserving individuals.
The federation aims to bring productivity both in the public and private sector to a standstill.
In his Sona on Thursday, President Ramaphosa said 2019 will be dedicated to reflecting on how far the country’s come 25 years since the dawn of democracy.
The ruling African National Congress party could be punished in the May elections as unemployment sits at record highs of near 28%.