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What every graduate needs to know about networking for success
What every graduate needs to know about networking for success

Networking is an effective way for graduates to secure employment. Many job seekers are employed not through traditional channels, but because of referrals or recommendations, or by attending networking events...

16 May 2019

Unemployment increases in first quarter of 2019
Unemployment increases in first quarter of 2019

South Africa's unemployment rate increased by 0.5% point to 27.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018...

14 May 2019

Get involved and take a girl child to work
Get involved and take a girl child to work

Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work is one of South Africa's largest collaborative acts of volunteerism, with more than 550 organisations to host girl learners aged 13-18 in their workplace over three days this year...

3 May 2019

Free State warns public of social media job scam
Free State warns public of social media job scam

The Free State Provincial Government has warned members of the public not to fall victim to a social media scammer, who is promising people jobs in the provincial government...

23 Apr 2019

2019 #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge begins
2019 #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge begins

The fourth instalment of the City of Cape Town's annual youth entrepreneurial challenge, aimed at giving budding entrepreneurs a hand up, has kicked off...

18 Apr 2019

Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD Programme
Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD Programme

Roughly 6.21 million young South Africans without jobs, leaving many feeling hopeless and discouraged by the lack of opportunities...

15 Apr 2019

Labour's new scam alert!
Labour's new scam alert!

The Department of Labour has cautioned the public against a new scam doing the rounds which promises employees who have worked between 1990 and 2019 that they have rights to get financial benefits from the department...

4 Apr 2019

SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report
SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released new insights into the South African freelance landscape...

4 Apr 2019

The real reason millennials venture into freelancing
The real reason millennials venture into freelancing

If you ever wondered when the right time to promote yourself as a freelancer would be... the time is now!

By Ra-ees Moerat 3 Apr 2019

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CoGrammar now offers free coding programme for matriculants, graduates

In a quest to create 200 jobs by the end of 2020, CoGrammar has set in motion the CoGrammar Careers Programme, a tuition-free six-month coding programme...

29 Mar 2019

Survey confirms employment growth
Survey confirms employment growth

Cabinet has welcomed the release of the latest employment data from StatsSA, which confirm the growth in total employment during 2018...

29 Mar 2019

Skills levy: discretionary grants require a rethink
Skills levy: discretionary grants require a rethink

In President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA), he stated; one of his "five most urgent tasks at this moment in our history" is improving the education system and developing the skills for the future...

28 Mar 2019

10 tips to keeping your CV out of the trash
10 tips to keeping your CV out of the trash

Your CV is your professional fashion statement. It is the first chance you have of selling yourself to recruiters. So, if you want to avoid getting a regret letter, keep reading...

By Candice Eaton-Gaul 15 Mar 2019

KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR
KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government is on a path to produce graduates who will help to ensure that the province adapts to the advent of the fourth industrial revolution...

4 Mar 2019

No experience for entry-level jobs is a game changer
No experience for entry-level jobs is a game changer

From 1 April, job experience will no longer be a pre-requisite for those applying for entry-level jobs in the public service...

28 Feb 2019

Engineering internship opens for entry soon
Engineering internship opens for entry soon

Entry for enterprise asset management engineering company, Pragma's student training programme will open for entry on 1 March 2019...

21 Feb 2019

Modern-day mentorships and how to navigate them
Modern-day mentorships and how to navigate them

It is no secret that securing the right mentorship can benefit the next generation by passing on the wisdom of seasoned workers, despite the changes that are constantly taking place thanks to digitalisation...

21 Feb 2019

Beware of jobs scam
Beware of jobs scam

The Department of Correctional Services has warned members of the public of a jobs scam doing the rounds on social media and other channels where members of the public are invited to apply for employment and learnership opportunities...

4 Feb 2019

4 initiatives providing ICT skills training to SA youth
4 initiatives providing ICT skills training to SA youth

An estimated R4-trillion could be added to the African economy by 2026 through the adoption of digitalisation in industrial sectors, a recent report commissioned by Siemens revealed...

1 Feb 2019

An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job
An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job

The job market is an extremely difficult one and as we see more and more applicants come through the door there are a number of things that seem to be hindering the appointment of these applicants, especially in the PR industry...

By Jennifer Stein 31 Jan 2019

Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom
Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom

According to The World Bank Energy project portfolio, there are currently 48 projects lined up for Africa, totalling $3bn, which will create jobs and an associated need to develop skills to match these positions...

30 Jan 2019

Partnership creates employment opportunities for unemployed youth
Partnership creates employment opportunities for unemployed youth

The Digital Skills Partnership is a strategic collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning the traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth...

18 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: New report explores connection between economic activity, unemployment in SA
#RecruitmentFocus: New report explores connection between economic activity, unemployment in SA

The CDE has released its new report, Making South Africa more labour intensive, summarising the proceedings of a workshop of experts on the labour market...

17 Jan 2019

Saps recruitment closes on Friday, youth urged to apply
Saps recruitment closes on Friday, youth urged to apply

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, has urged matriculants keen on careers in law enforcement to apply at their nearest police station before the Friday, 18 January deadline this week...

15 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: New recruits, do know who you are dealing with?
#RecruitmentFocus: New recruits, do know who you are dealing with?

As the local job market continues to face a rather bleak outlook, Afiswitch MD, Pine Pienaar, calls for both job seekers and employers to ensure they know who they are dealing with...

14 Jan 2019

Public Works warns of internship scam
Public Works warns of internship scam

The Department of Public Works has warned the public of a recent fraudulent scam about a 2019 internship programme...

7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019

Working in the youth employment sector, we have seen first-hand the struggles that youth face in trying to attain employment. The economic downturn and political uncertainty that has plagued 2018 has left many young people feeling sceptical and discouraged about finding employment...

By Jake Willis 7 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clauses
#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clauses

Labour brokers are finding ways to sidestep the recent amendment to South Africa's labour law and judgement by the Constitutional Court that compels companies to provide permanent contracts to temporary employees after a three-month period...

31 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: 5 tips for landing your first job
#RecruitmentFocus: 5 tips for landing your first job

With South Africa in the grips of graduation fever, and the soon-to-be capped proudly displaying their achievement on social media, the reality of the challenges associated with one's first job search will soon set in for many...

19 Dec 2018

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