The workplace is not what it once was. The pandemic accelerated shifts that were already gaining traction and, today, working environments are defined by increasingly hybrid arrangements, greater mobility and non-linear career shifts. Of course, these changes are also being accompanied by accelerated digital transformation and the rise of automation.
Minister of Social Development, Dr Zola Skweyiya has announced that the legislation which lowers the age of eligibility for a state pension for men has been signed in to law.
Men aged 63 and 64 will now be able to apply for a state pension through the amended Social Assistance Act.
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While South Africans enjoyed a public holiday in celebration of Women's day on Tuesday, data shows that women earn less than their male counterparts for working the same jobs.
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