Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana began his two-day visit to Limpopo Province with a courtesy call on the Venda Paramount Chief Mpephu Ramabulana.

Education Minister Naledi Pandor says although government has created employment for 1.6 million people in the past ten years, there are still not enough jobs to cope with the number of persons coming on to the labour market.

Education Minister Naledi Pandor has congratulated the Joint Education Trust (JET) for its enormous contribution towards generating attention to informed innovation and quality performance in education.

The Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor, has announced that national and provincial departments are ready to implement the next phase of the National Curriculum for Grades 10-12.

Statistics South Africa today announced that the unemployment rate dropped slightly from 28.4 percent in September last year to 27.8 percent in March.

The Western Cape government has handed over a R571 000 cheque to Bouwland Wine Trust in Stellenbosch to further transformation and black economic empowerment in the wine industry.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has called on workers to report violations of health and safety regulations at their workplaces to their nearest labour offices in a bid to prevent unnecessary mishaps.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has welcomed the arrest of the Eastern Cape's Labour Deparment Executive Manager for alleged corruption relating to bribery and contravening government's tendering processes.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has called upon trade union leaders to visit workplaces often and has emphasised that workers should not be left to the mercy of abusive employers.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana says his department has not yet taken a decision concerning the amalgamation of some Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs).

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched a learnership programme, aimed at developing skills for unemployed graduates.

South Africa and India must work together to improve standards and ensure quality outputs in primary and higher education levels. Indian State President, Abdul Kalam made this proposal in his address to a joint sitting of Parliament.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has expressed sadness after the death of an eighth Sasol employee following a blast at the company's Secunda Plant two weeks ago.

President Thabo Mbeki has sent condolences to the family and friends of the late Ray Alexander, who died on Sunday 13th September.

The Minister of Labour has confirmed that there is a need for extraordinary corrective measures to be take to rectify the situation at the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

Despite the progress made in transforming the country's education system, the number of illiterate adults is still too high, says Education Minister Naledi Pandor.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has confirmed to the public that the services of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) are free to anyone who wishes to use them.

The International Monetary Fund says through its fiscal and monetary policies, South Africa has made impressive strides in rebuilding its economy since the country attained democracy.

Inspectors from the Department of Labour have shut down operations at the Sasol plant in Secunda in Mpumalanga following an explosion that killed six workers and injured several others.

North West Premier Edna Molewa has urged the private sector to embark on leanership programmes to bridge the skills gap between youth and the labour market.

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana says skills development is a key component to realise government's mission of halving poverty and unemployment by 2014.

Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Buyelwa Sonjica says government needs to ensure that forestry contributed to strengthening the economy among rural communities.

Labour Minister Memebathisi Mdladlana has welcomed the conviction of a Krugersdorp woman after the Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria found her guilty of defrauding the Department's Compensation Fund.

The Mpumalanga Government will spend about R2 million on a special programme to improve the qualifications, skills and efficiency of its employees.

The Labour Department has embarked on a blitz inspection in four provinces to check employer compliance with the sectoral determination that sets minimum wages and conditions of employment in the domestic sector.


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