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A Durban surfer has embarked on a programme to take children who live on the streets away from their harsh living conditions and teach them how to surf.

A database of unemployed graduates is to be compiled to assist in enrolling up to 4 000 of them into learnerships next year.

Mpumalanga is continuing its successful policy of offering bursaries to school-leavers who want to be veterinary nurses, to address the shortage of state vets and other animal specialists in the province.

All beneficiaries of the Unemployment Insurance Fund will no longer stand in queues for payments, but will now receive what is due to them electronically.

Sir Richard Branson was on hand to witness the launch of an entrepreneurship school that bears his name. This world first is situated in Johannesburg and falls under the care of the dynamic team that made Cida City Campus the success that it is.

Who is really the employer in a triangular employment relationship, and how do we ensure that atypical workers can still earn a decent wage? These are some of the issues addressed by Minister of Labour, Membathisi Mdladlana in his address to the Irasa national conference.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has announced a "big" adjustment in the maximum earnings level for the Unemployment Insurance Fund beneficiaries, which is hoped to contribute towards alleviating poverty in the country.

Villagers in Mpumalanga's Glenmore area now have access to further education.
The Gert Sibande Further Education and Training (FET) College opened its Sibanesetfu campus near the border of Swaziland.

The Minister of Labour has announced the appointment of the new Deputy Director-General responsible for Service Delivery in the Department of Labour.

Unemployment Insurance Fund Commissioner Shakes Mkhonto has ordered that payments to the more than 400 beneficiaries of the UIF in Pretoria be fast-tracked.

The National Youth Commission has announced that it will merge with the Umsobomvu Youth Fund to work towards better youth development in the country.

South Africa's electricity supplier Eskom is expected to create 26 000 new jobs in Mpumalanga once three power stations are re-opened.

With proper training, proper integration and thorough knowledge of their particular industry as well as a major in people skills, women will make excellent CEOs or parliamentarians.

The ANC thinks Cosatu should go to Zimbabwe, but ANC minister Membathisi Mdladlana says they shouldn't treat that country like another province of South Africa.

Mpumalanga's Extended Public Works Programme will have created more jobs this financial year, surpassing the target the provincial leadership had set initially.

Education Minister Naledi Pandor has launched a portal that has been described as the first online education experience for South African learners and educators.

The South African Police Service has opened a new training centre in Johannesburg to enhance service delivery in policing.

Super Group announced this week that an empowerment transaction has taken place with PEU Investment (Pty) Ltd. PEU has acquired an equity holding of 25.1% in Super Group that will result in strengthening Super Group's market position in its key business areas.

The Umsobomvu Youth Fund has been urged to start injecting resources in rural areas, where people still travel long distances to access essential services.