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Labour law amendments could boost job creation in South Africa. This is the message from the Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi. 


The food and beverage manufacturing sector turned over R185 billion for the third quarter of 2022, and it is one of the highest contributors to GDP in the manufacturing industry. It primarily consists of small companies (87%) and some large and medium well-known employers according to our 2022 levy-paying database.


Anglo American Zimele’s sectorial approach to youth development is set to receive a major boost with a possible employment of up to 250 students at a luxury cruise line in June.

 


High unemployment in South Africa has seen youth graduates struggle to find work. However, ongoing government effort has revealed progress in youth employment.


Young South Africans aspire to do work that is both meaningful and fulfilling, according to the Frame Your Future survey recently conducted by SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology). 


Unemployment has always been a major challenge faced in South Africa and many have suggested that the reason behind the country’s constant high unemployment figures is the lack of skills needed to do jobs that are in high demand.


As youth unemployment worsens in South Africa, 500 youth from the Western Cape have been offered internship opportunities by the provincial government. 


 The Department of Basic Education partnered with Microsoft to provide digital skills training to 25 000 unemployed youth in South Africa, as part of the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), which created more than 300,000 job opportunities across the country. This initiative forms part of the broader announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa in October 2020 of a R100 billion fund to create 800 000 public sector jobs in the next three years.

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