Thulas Nxesi

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The Department of Employment and Labour’s latest announcement will hope to tackle the high unemployment rate in South Africa. 


During the State Of The Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared that more than 850 000 opportunities were supported through the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programs. 


The Department of Home Affairs has announced the opening of permanent resident applications. This comes after the application process was closed for almost two years. 


The Department of Employment and Labour are currently conducting a blitz to check on compliance of businesses in the hospitality sector.


In South Africa, labour law gives foriegn workers the same rights as South African workers. However, some political parties are demanding that businesses put South African workers first.


After the emergence of a new variant along with a fourth wave of infections, the conversations around mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations are getting louder. Now, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has responded.


After Statistics South Africa revealed the country’s Growth Domestic Product (GDP) contracted by 1.5%, Covid-19 vaccinations are viewed as the best tool in preventing lockdowns that would negatively impact South Africa’s economy.


Launched in October 2020, the Presidential Employment Stimulus(PES) was announced to combat the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi believes that Covid-19 vaccination is key in our mission to stop the scourge of unemployment in South Africa. He called on eligible people to get their jab


Recent looting incidents have affected about 75 000 employees. This is according to Unemployment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi. 


After much debate about the vaccination of employees, the Department of Employment and Labour has reached a decision.


The National Minimum wage will increase from 1 March 2021. The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi announced that the increase would be by 93 cents. 


Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi said despite the recent StatsSA survey, South Africa is not hopeless and more jobs can be created. 

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