Blog Posts tagged “skills”

Opinion & Analysis: SA needs more accountability in its electoral system

June 4, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

BY THABANG MOTSOHI

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The report by Municipal IQ on the trends in service delivery protests in SA is very disturbing. A worrying component of these protests is the increasing level of violence, and even more worrying is the fact that the violence is perpetrated mostly by the youth, who should ...

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Infographic: Quarterly Labour Force Survey - 2016

May 13, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) is a household-based sample survey conducted by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). It collects data on the labour market activities of individuals aged 15 years and above who live in South Africa. The QLFS for the First Quarter (Q1) of 2016 was first released ...

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Infographic: Overview of the South African Labour Market

March 11, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

The Portfolio Committee on Labour received an overview of the South African labour market (unemployment rates, jobs per sector and 2015 quarterly employment trends) by the Financial Fiscal Commission. The FFC noted there was a close association between the economic growth rate and the unemployment rate. When economic growth was ...

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Local Government Elections 2016: SA’s big issue poll

March 9, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

By Ranjeni Munusamy

The date of South Africa’s fifth municipal elections is unlikely to be announced for at least another month with another round of registrations scheduled to take place on 9 and 10 April. Once the elections are proclaimed, the voters’ roll will be closed. There will be ...

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The Week Ahead: Higher Education, Questions & Legislation dominate the programme

Oct. 26, 2015 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

After a low key week, the main chambers have scheduled a broad and busy programme, which includes oral questions to the executive; ministerial and members’ statements, policy debates, and the processing of assorted bills, statutory instruments and committee reports.

In the National Assembly, the main plenary event will be the ...

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Livity: Parliament Challenge Call Out

Sept. 17, 2015 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

VIP Challenge

What is it?

VIP is opening up a crowd-sourced challenge to our community to suggest crucial issues, topics or policy ideas that young South Africa would like to present to parliament, dubbed the Parliament Challenge. The VIP team will work in conjunction with political experts, civil society organisations and MPs ...

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Infographic: Unemployment Stats: 2015

Sept. 4, 2015 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

On Tuesday, 1 September, Statistics SA briefed the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on the Quarterly Labour Force Survey. The briefing focused on the high rate of youth unemployment (36.9%) and the triple challenges of inequality, poverty and unemployment. A recent article highlighted most of what Statistics SA presented ...

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Infographic: Regulation of the engineering industry and foreign engineers in SA

Aug. 29, 2015 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

On Tuesday, 25 August 2015, The Department of Home Affairs and the Engineering Council of South Africa briefed the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the gazetted "Critical Skills List" and the regulatory functions of the ECSA, especially as it related to the recruitment of foreign engineers to work in ...

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LiveMagSA: Will we ever get free education?

June 27, 2015 (3 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

By Sheilan Clarke

Imagine a world where you don’t have to pay for school, fork out a fortune to get an education or stand in long queues at NSFAS for a bursary. Well that might be a possibility as government is reportedly aiming to roll out free education for ...

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Live Mag SA: What issues affect young people today?

June 16, 2015 (3 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

By Sheilan Clarke

June is Youth Month – a time where we commemorate the class of ’76 while also celebrating the tenacity and creative spirit of this generation’s youth. But things aren’t all rosey. Young South Africans continue to face issues such as unemployment, lack of funding for education ...

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