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On Tuesday, 21st May, over 40 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the clothing, textile, footwear, and leather (CTFL) sector gathered for the KwaZulu-Natal Clothing & Textile Cluster Origin8 workshop. This free workshop was facilitated through the KZNCTC -  a public-private partnership between eThekwini Municipality and clothing, textile, and retail firms in KZN - offering ambitious SMEs a rare opportunity to learn how to secure major customers and scale their operations.

As the Managing Director of leading global relocations company Crown Relocations South Africa, Ian Pettey has witnessed firsthand the myriad challenges employees and their families face when embarking on a journey of international relocation.

The law only allows misconduct if the employee’s misconduct is so serious that it makes continued employment intolerable. One factor that could constitute such intolerability is the employee’s destruction of the trust relationship.

Millions of South Africans rely on Sassa grants for monthly support. Sassa has confirmed the exact dates for July 2024 Sassa grant payment dates for Older Persons, Disability, and Children's grants. 

The importance of NSFAS funding cannot be understated as more than one million students rely on allowances from the government bursary scheme to purchase food, stationery and pay for rent or transport. Challenges at NSFAS are threatening to undermine the objectives of the government bursary scheme. 

From juggling limited resources to keeping up with ever-changing legislation and regulations, it's not surprising that small business owners often become overwhelmed by the many challenges they face. Amid these, managing payroll and HR tasks can be particularly burdensome, diverting attention and resources away from core business objectives.

Millions of people have applied for the Social Relief of Distress grant. Sassa has just confirmed how much approved grant applicants will be paid. 

Overcoming a significant challenge, South Africa's Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) is making a positive difference in youth unemployment. Launched in 2019, the initiative aims to create sustainable work opportunities for young people aged 15 to 35. This age group faces a national unemployment rate nearly double the overall average.




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