As a woman with a physical disability, I think the question should be: "Are women and people with disabilities benefitting from transformation?" And of course the answer is:"Yes, to some extent."

The role of Seta boards in the success or failure of the Seta's operations should be taken more seriously according to Fasset CEO Cheryl James.

CoegA total of 11 346 jobs have been created through the Eastern Cape's Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth.

Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon has pre-empted the president's State of the Nation address by presenting some of his party's ideas for the economy and re-vamping BEE legislation.

Safety issues regarding contractors used by Sasol will be reviewed in the light of concerns expressed by, among others, unions, the company's chief executive Pieter Cox said.

The Gauteng social services department will be asking the Setas to assist with skills training for vagrants who are picked up from Johannesburg streets by the authorities.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has welcomed the prosecution of a Western Cape woman for allegedly masquerading as a departmental inspector and extorting money from local businesses.

About R1 million is expected to be raised in this year's Presidential Golf Challenge to be held in Cape Town on Saturday, to benefit the country's students.

Defence Deputy Minister Mluleki George has expressed dissatisfaction at the slow pace of transformation in his department, saying there is need for improvement in the lower ranks.

The Mogale City Metro is poised to earn itself a place on the world map, thanks to its rich culture and heritage.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has called for the
mobilisation of workers, civil society and religious groups in
putting an end to the political situation in Zimbabwe.

Three unions at Unisa are holding protest action in an attempt to get the university to set a date for bargaining negotiations.

Parliament's portfolio committee on labour, along with the Department of Labour and trade unions visited the Natref refinery in Sasolburg on Friday following the number of accidents that have occurred there recently.

Cabinet says it has noted the treatment of the Cosatu delegation by the Zimbabwean authorities.

The Cosatu incident will not affect relations between Zimbabwe
and South Africa, the SABC reported Zimbabwean home affairs
minister Kembo Mohadi as saying on Thursday.

The delegation from trade union federation Cosatu arrived in Zimbabwe but were refused entry to the country by immigration officials.

A top labour official has been suspended, for "bringing
the department into disrepute", the Department of Labour said.

The threats of the Zimbabwean government do not intimidate the
Congress of South African Trade Unions, its secretary general said
at the Johannesburg International Airport

A Congress of SA Trade Unions delegation would be kicked out of Zimbabwe if it went ahead with a planned visit to that country, a Zimbabwean minister said.

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 urged management at tertiary institutions to ensure that appropriate systems, resources and financial aid policies are in place to ease the burden on poor students.

Labour Minister, Membathisi Mdladlana said the opening of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration offices in Pretoria, was a clear indication of government's commitment to bringing services closer to the people.

An industry meeting to discuss problems being faced in the skills development arena has been postponed after the HRCosa body withdrew its support for the initiative.

Workers in the wholesale and retail sector will be entitled to a minimum wage increase of 8.8 percent as from next month, the Department of Labour has announced.


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