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SA's employment tax incentives boost jobs

SA’s employment tax incentives boost jobs

Nearly 300 000 young South Africans have landed jobs since the Employment Tax Incentive Act came into force. The National Treasury says the initial take up of the incentive has been "higher than expected". It will be up for review in 2016, when its longer-term impact will be assessed.
South Africa records gains in employment

South Africa records gains in employment

South Africa increased its labour force by 22 000 jobs between July and September 2014, and the unemployment rate eased by 0.1 of a percentage point, Statistics South Africa reports.
Youth employment a priority for SA

Youth employment a priority for SA, Nene tells IMF

Tackling youth unemployment is top of the agenda for the South African government as it tries to eradicate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, said Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene at an IMF discussion session

Gauteng’s poverty-busting budget of growth

It may be the economic powerhouse of the country, but Gauteng also has the highest concentration of poverty. "Our cost of living is high, food and transport costs are high. But this budget will bolster confidence so that we can have healthy growth in the economy," a business breakfast heard.

How will the budget affect you?

Tax breaks for low income earners, but an increase in the fuel and road accident levies and in sin taxes. The finance minister pulled off a careful balancing act in a slow economy and an election year, tightening the reins on public spending but laying the foundation for the National Development Plan.

South Africa Budget 2014 – all you need to know

While jobs have been created since the "low point of the 2009 recession", the 24% unemployment rate was "still too high", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in his annual Budget speech in parliament on Wednesday. Watch video of the speech and view and download key documents.

Fountain of Youth brings skills to townships

Youth development NPO Fountain of Youth prepares young South Africans to make their mark successfully on the country's economy. Through skills programmes and projects it arms at-risk youth with skills to succeed.  

Unpacking the National Development Plan

South Africa, it is said, is one of the most unequal societies in the world. Yet it has a plan to change this, and that's where the National Development Plan comes in.

Hope for the disabled

Learnerships, skills training and help with job placement for disabled people are part of the offerings of I Can. There are several I Can academies countrywide, that give seta-accredited training to disabled people across a number of fields.

Keep our youth drug-free

June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, paying tribute to the school pupils and ordinary citizens who lost their lives during the Soweto uprisings of 16 June 1976 – 37 years ago. This year's focus is on substance abuse.
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