Analysts expect unemployment to remain high ahead of Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey announcement

30 November 2021, 8:19 AM
Analysts say they expect job numbers to remain depressed in the third quarter of this year.  Their comments come as Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) prepares to release the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the third quarter of the year on Tuesday.
WATCH: Scopa meeting on Sassa, Sapo 8 November 2017, 9:57 AM

Scopa is giving an update from National Treasury on Review of points of impasse between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo).

Rand recovers after selloff 8 November 2017, 9:31 AM

The rand firmed against the dollar early on Wednesday, staging a recovery from losses suffered in the previous session in a broad emerging markets sell-off and as lingering concerns over the health of the economy weighed.

Transport Minister calls for a peaceful taxi strike 8 November 2017, 8:15 AM

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has called on all striking members of the National Taxi Alliance to demonstrate peacefully and avoid disruptions.

SA banks have failed to transform: Malema 8 November 2017, 6:10 AM

EFF leader Julius Malema says South African banks have failed to transform.

Taxi strike irks Pretoria commuters 8 November 2017, 6:08 AM

No roads have been barricaded in Pretoria despite the planned taxi strike Wednesday.

EFF seeks to nationalize banks 7 November 2017, 7:39 PM

Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema says his party will propose legislation that would give effect to the nationalisation of banks without compensation.

Judge to lead inquiry into tax administration at SARS 7 November 2017, 1:45 PM

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced an inquiry into tax administration at the South African Revenue Service.

Many investors are interested in equity stake in SAA: Gigaba 7 November 2017, 11:59 AM

South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday that many investors were interested in taking an equity stake in South African Airways (SAA), after the government appointed new board members to turnaround the struggling national airline

WATCH: Eskom Inquiry 7 November 2017, 11:34 AM

Former Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona is being grilled by the Public Enterprises Committee investigating allegations of state capture as well as governance issues at the power utility.

WATCH: Icasa and SABC briefing in Parliament 7 November 2017, 9:50 AM

Icasa and SABC briefing is taking place at Portfolio Committee on Communications in Parliament

WATCH: Minister of Finance, SAA meeting 7 November 2017, 9:26 AM

The Minister of Finance is introducing the new Board members to the media and to SAA staff.

Rand expected to remain vulnerable 6 November 2017, 9:45 PM

The local currency continues to falter, trading in excess of R14 against the US dollar

Retrenchments at Sibanyi gold will contribute to unemployment: NUM 6 November 2017, 7:38 PM

The national union of mine workers has called on the department of minerals and energy to withdraw the mining licence of Sibanyi Gold.

NUM to march against retrenchment at Sibane Stillwater 6 November 2017, 11:04 AM

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will march against the retrenchment of two thousand workers by Sibanye Gold Stillwaters in Westonaria on Gauteng's West Rand on Monday.

Cape Town winemakers seek DRC trade opportunities 6 November 2017, 8:55 AM

Two Cape Town wine making companies are optimistic that this week’s investment and trade initiative (ITI) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will give them an opportunity to expand their footprint to the DRC and neighbouring countries. Wine makers Aslina and Robinson & Sinclair are part of the 29 business people delegation to the […]

Num to march against retrenchments at Sibanye Gold 5 November 2017, 8:44 PM

The National Union of Mineworkers(NUM) will march against the retrenchment of two thousand workers by Sibanye Gold Stillwaters in Westonaria on the westrand on Monday.

Van Rooyen wants to boost municipalities 5 November 2017, 6:26 PM

Minister for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department, Des Van Rooyen, says there is a need of strengthening the capacity of local municipalities to deliver basic services to the residents.

DA to push for better Gautrain subsidy deal 5 November 2017, 11:13 AM

Taxpayer’s will, over and above the R30 billion Gautrain construction price tag, have paid well over R50 billion for this service if current subsidy levels continue, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. The current Gautrain subsidy was the largest single item of expenditure in the budget of the Gauteng roads and transport department, making up […]

SAA newly elected board starts its duties 3 November 2017, 10:15 AM

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is currently meeting with the new South African Airways (SAA) board led by Jabu Magwaza, which starts its duties Friday.

Tiso Blackstar set to close The Times print edition, retrench staff 3 November 2017, 9:01 AM

Tiso Blackstar group, formerly Times Media is again undergoing a restructuring process that is expected to affect staff at its print and digital publications.

Sibanye-Stillwater accused of adequacy 3 November 2017, 8:32 AM

Cosatu has accused precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater of not making adequate plans ahead of its decision to lay off more than 5000 gold mineworkers in Randfontein, Gauteng.

Rescued mineworkers in stable condition 3 November 2017, 7:40 AM

Two mineworkers who were rescued Thursday night after being trapped underground at AngloGold's Ashanti's Mponeng mine near Caltonville west of Johannesburg are reported to be in a stable condition in hospital.

Western Cape tackles plight of farmworkers 3 November 2017, 6:12 AM

The Western Cape government says it's doing its best to improve the plight of farmworkers and their families.

Flights between Mthatha and JHB airport restored 2 November 2017, 7:08 PM

Eastern Cape Transport Department has assured airline passengers between Mthatha and Johannesburg that technical problems that were experienced in the past two days have been resolved.

Brown bread price to rise 2 November 2017, 6:17 PM

Consumers will pay more for brown bread due to a technical change contained in the recent Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2017.

Joburg’s City Power to charge sub-contractors for ‘stealing’ R80 million 2 November 2017, 3:31 PM

Johannesburg's City Power is to lay criminal charges including against some of its sub-contractors for allegedly stealing R80 million worth of infrastructure.

Western Cape gets fifth consecutive clean audit 2 November 2017, 2:50 PM

The Western Cape has, for the fourth consecutive year, produced the best results in the Auditor-General's report on national and provincial audit outcomes.

Global economy at Goldilocks phase: Economist 2 November 2017, 10:55 AM

Populism is a political phenomenon that has left many investors uncertain of the world's economic direction.

Operations resume at Durban port after KZN storms 2 November 2017, 10:50 AM

State-owned freight and logistics company Transnet said on Thursday that 100% of marine operations at the Port of Durban have resumed following a violent storm in KwaZulu-Natal last month.

Scopa puts brakes on grants tender ad 2 November 2017, 9:31 AM

National Treasury has until Monday to review the social grants distribution process and come up with measures to resolve problematic issues between Social Security Agency, Sassa and the Post Office.