The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it has so far paid ten people of the millions who have applied for the R350 special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant.
Australia is expected to post its biggest ever monthly rise in unemployment on Thursday because of coronavirus lockdown measures, even as the country begins to gradually ease those social distancing rules.
Unemployed graduate, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, says a temporary grant of R350 will not be helpful in sustaining the basic needs of unemployed people.
All eyes will be on the Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, when he delivers his State of the Province Address on Tuesday.
Women continue to remain the most vulnerable in society. The 2019 fourth-quarter labour force survey has revealed that at least 30.9% of women are unemployed.
Some economists say President Cyril Ramaphosa should address the implementation of economic structural reforms and measures to deal with government debt.
The country is anxiously waiting to hear how the government intends to address the high unemployment rate and crises at the failing state-owned enterprises when President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State-of-the-Nation Address on Thursday evening.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday, but this is his second since he was elected President after last year’s general elections.
The Democratic Alliance leader in Limpopo Jacques Smalle says the provincial unemployment figures are alarming and must be a concern to all spheres of government.
Economic experts say while there are other factors contributing to South Africa’s unemployment rate, the current weak economic growth is the main contributor.