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The July unrest has had a devastating impact on South Africa. The eight days of unrest and looting left more than 300 people dead and cost the economy billions.

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Further education options have expanded dramatically over the past year in response to changed demands in the workplace. The good news is that employers now are heavily focused on hiring candidates with specific Information Technology-related skillsets, and that many of these skillsets can be developed in a relatively short period of time, even without a previous IT background, an education expert says.

SASSA grant beneficiaries waiting in line

This week Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana tabled the first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) of his tenure

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South Africans are waiting in anticipation for Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to deliver his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).

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 South Africa’s Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana will deliver the first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) of his tenure.

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The Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns it brought, has had a lasting impact on the South African economy. 

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The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) recently announced that they will be distributing short-term financial relief to workers who were affected by the July unrest in parts of KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng.

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The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) both provide relief to people living in South Africa. However, their mandates are different.

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Avesh Singh, head of TransUnion’s South Africa Global Capability Centre (GCC)

Of all the records South Africa holds, the most unwanted must be the fact that our unemployment rate is now the highest in the world. The official statistics say the unemployment rate, which includes people who have stopped looking for work, rose to 44.4% in the second quarter of 2021. The reality for our youth is even worse than that, with some estimates suggesting as many as three in every four young people are jobless.

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