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The government Expanded Public Works Programme is projected to create more than 130 000 jobs opportunities before the end of the year, according to Minister Stella Sigcau.

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

The president's desire to exempt small, medium and
micro-enterprises from central bargaining is "unconstitutional",
according to the Congress of South African Trade Unions.

There is hope for a better life for the people of Newcastle following the announcement that the provincial government will open a Clothing Centre of Excellence in the area.

Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi says labour relations in the country have in the past decade undergone a major transformation.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has announced the review of sectoral determination for the farming industry.

The Communication Workers Union has signed a
headcount management agreement with Telkom, enabling the company to
offer enhanced voluntary severance packages to all staff.

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."

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.

KwaZulu-Natal Finance and Economic Development MEC Zweli Mkhize has pleaded with business to add value to Black Economic Empowerment to meet the needs of transformation.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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