In The News South Africa

SA’s unemployment rate unchanged at 26.7 percent in first quarter of 2018

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (Reuters) – South Africa’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 26.7 percent of the labour force in the first quarter of this year compared with the fourth quarter of 2017, the statistics agency said on Tuesday. In its household-based quarterly labour force survey (QLFS), Statistics South Africa said the working-age population increased by 153,000 or […]

Lead Opinion

How to heal South Africa

South Africa’s biggest problems  Leanne Williams   It does not take a genius to figure out that there is no sunshine in our “Rainbow Nation”. Let’s review the real issues and not the perception created in the media. High unemployment rate, reaching its highest ever-percentage in 2016 of 54.5% The quality of education for most […]

In The News International

Search for a ‘killer app’ to link agriculture and youth unemployment

KIGALI, February 16 (ANA) – Even as he used hi-tech lingo to describe the issues facing Africa, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, on Thursday put his faith in the agricultural sector to solve the mounting problem of youth unemployment. Welcoming delegates to the Mastercard Foundation’s second annual Young Africa Works Summit […]