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Social security for vulnerable workers is being investigated by the Department of Labour, which will seek information on international best practice from the International Labour Organization. A discussion paper will be tabled at Nedlac following approval by the Cabinet.
Jacques Kallis announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday, bringing down the curtain on a career which established him as the leading all-rounder of his day, and one of the greatest players of all time.
Ashwell Prince, the first black man to captain South Africa's national cricket team, announced his retirement from the game on Wednesday. He played 66 tests and 52 one-day internationals for the Proteas.
Footballer Benni McCarthy, South Africa's all-time leading international goal-scorer, announced his retirement on Thursday after a career that included two World Cups, a Uefa Champions League winner's medal and, in 2011/12, a domestic treble with Orlando Pirates.
South Africa has launched a public-private partnership that will provide retirement packages for around one million domestic workers across the country.