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SASSA explains system testing for its unemployment grant payment

22 May 2020, 2:29 PM

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 poised for surge in coronavirus-fuelled unemployment

14 May 2020, 4:26 AM

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.

South Africa's economy has been hard-hit since the global coronavirus pandemic and a downgrade to junk status by ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch.

‘Unemployment grant not sustainable for basic living’

22 April 2020, 9:34 PM

Unemployed graduate, Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, says a temporary grant of R350 will not be helpful in sustaining the basic needs of unemployed people.

Eastern Cape SOPA expected to focus on unemployment

23 February 2020, 6:17 PM

All eyes will be on the Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, when he delivers his State of the Province Address on Tuesday.

Unemployment rate higher for women

21 February 2020, 2:00 PM

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.

‘Economic structural reforms and unemployment rate should be Ramaphosa’s focus’

13 February 2020, 6:05 PM

Some economists say President Cyril Ramaphosa should address the implementation of economic structural reforms and measures to deal with government debt.

Ramaphosa must give ‘action plan’ to address the high unemployment rate: Analyst

13 February 2020, 3:45 PM

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.

Ramaphosa’s SONA expected to focus on youth, unemployment and service delivery

13 February 2020, 4:09 AM

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.

Limpopo unemployment figures alarming: DA

12 February 2020, 11:22 AM

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.

Weak economic growth exacerbating unemployment: Experts

11 February 2020, 10:14 PM

Economic experts say while there are other factors contributing to South Africa’s unemployment rate, the current weak economic growth is the main contributor.

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