Monthly Archives: August 2018

How do women fare in the South African labour market?

The South African labour market is more favourable to men than it is to women and men are more likely to be in paid employment than women, regardless of race.According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey released by Statistics South Africa, the official unemployment rate has been relatively high since 2008. In the last decade, the rate has increased from 23,2% in

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The risk of Stage 1 rotational loadshedding remains high

Wednesday, 1 August 2018: While Eskom has not implemented loadshedding this morning, the electricity system remains constrained with a high probability of Stage 1 rotational loadshedding this evening from 5pm to 10pm as a result of the industrial action which continues to impact operations at Eskom’s sites.   Eskom and organised labour will meet at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and

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