Unemployment Eases In The Last Quarter of 2017 – 14 February 2018

South Africa’s unemployment rate eased to 26.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday. “As of the last quarter of 2017, unemployment was sitting at 26.7%,” Statistician General Risenga Maluleke told reporters at a media briefing in Tshwane. In the third quarter, South Africa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged…

State Procurement to Come Under Spotlight at Conference – 12 February 2018

State procurement will come under the spotlight at the upcoming Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s annual conference. Commissioner Zodwa Ntuli said the conference, which will be held in Johannesburg next month, will focus on state procurement, grants, incentives, licensing and concessions as means to achieve real economic transformation. “B-BBEE can be utilised to bring…

Labour Finalising Enactment of Minimum Wage – 08 February 2018

The Department of Labour is finalising the drafting of exemption regulations ahead of the enactment of the national minimum wage, Unathi Ramabulana, Deputy Director of Employment Standards Unit told the workers. Ramabulana was addressing a workers engagement/briefing session on the implementation of the national minimum wage (NMW) and amendments to the Basic Condition of Employment…