Blog Posts tagged “unemployment”

Infographic: Skills Supply and Demand in SA

27 Oct 2016 (4 years, 2 months ago)

The 2016 Skills Supply and Demand Report was published by the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP), a research consortium led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training. This first report on skills supply and demand will contribute to the skills ...

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Ms Semakaleng Kopane (DA)

24 Oct 2016 (4 years, 2 months ago)

The time to vote based on emotional sentiments is gone and people should vote for a party that can bring about change.

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What is your political background?

I joined the Democratic Alliance (DA) in 2003 and I always had an interest in politics before even joining the DA. I became ...

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The week ahead: Mini-budget, President's Q&A session top the agenda…

24 Oct 2016 (4 years, 2 months ago)

It's a busy week in the main chambers and committee corridor. Everything from the mini-budget speech, to the President and Ministerial question times, to debates, to legislative business, to motions and members' and ministerial statements dominate the plenary agenda.

All eyes will be on the Minister of Finance when he ...

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Infographic: Food security

14 Oct 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

In its briefing to the agriculture portfolio committee on 11 October 2016, the Department on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) provided an analysis of food security and vulnerability to hunger. Drought had a severe effect on the cultivation of land and food production. A mere 6% of the targeted 18 ...

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Mr William Madisha (COPE)

14 Oct 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

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What is your political background? I grew up in Atteridgeville. I went to the Transvaal College of Education in 1981 and I was in the leadership of the student movement. I became the president of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) for a period of twelve years. I was ...

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Infographic: Update on drought impact

23 Sep 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

On Tuesday, 20 September 2016, the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries heard briefings during the stakeholder engagement on the impact of drought and the implementation of the drought response plan. AgriSA said the South African agricultural sector has a turnover of R227 billion per and represents 2.5% of ...

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Mr Vusiwana Mtileni (EFF)

19 Sep 2016 (4 years, 3 months ago)

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What is your political background? How did you become involved in politics and particularly, what drew you to your specific party? I started my political activism in 1993 whilst following Mr Bantu Holomisa as a journalist, because he was proposing an alternative to the ANC after his expulsion from the ...

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The Week Ahead: Debates, Question Time & Committees…

5 Sep 2016 (4 years, 4 months ago)

There's both high policy and low politics on display in the main chambers this week, with appearances by the deputy president and ministers in the economic cluster (combining both of the above, no doubt).

Beyond this, there is plenty of scope for party battles when lawmakers debate a number of ...

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Finding Our Way Again: South Africa's AIDS Journey

18 Jul 2016 (4 years, 6 months ago)

By Cyril Ramaphosa

HIV is a powerful enemy. If we want to defeat it, we must continue to be on guard.

Sixteen years ago an 11-year-old South African boy, tiny for his age, stood alone on a huge stage. He had a microphone in his hand and a smile on ...

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Ms Natasha Mazzone (DA)

20 Jun 2016 (4 years, 7 months ago)

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How did you become involved in politics and what specifically drew you to your current political party? I read at a very politically active school from a young age where political awareness and engagement was encouraged. I come from a politically active home and when I arrived at the University ...

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