GroundUp 13-19 March is published
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GroundUp sat down with Ingrid Woolard, Associate Professor in Economics at UCT and chair of the Employment Conditions Commission to talk about what goes into setting the minimum wage.
The South African workforce is composed of all the people who are either working or available to work and are actively seeking work. Not everyone of working age participates in the work force. In South Africa the overall percentage of the working age population that participates in the work force is about 62%.
In 2012, 511,152 full-time pupils and 81,552 part-time pupils wrote their matric exams. The 73.9% of learners who passed either pursue careers or further their education at tertiary institutions. Whichever path graduates have available to them, most of them hope to fulfil their eventual goal of finding a job that will provide them with a regular and adequate income.
In this year\xe2\x80\x99s budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan mentioned that allocations for employment programs would increase by 13.5 per cent a year for the next three years. Unemployment has always been a challenge for South Africans, but it is even harder for immigrants who flee their countries to look for employment here.
Launched in October 2012, KhayeNet is the latest project of the first mobile community network that deals with disseminating health related information to the community of Khayelitsha. This pilot project aims to improve communication between the public and the health sector.
On March 11th, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) staged a protest outside of parliament in Cape Town proposing a new memorandum aimed at improving relations between community members and the police that serve them.
The Expanded Public Works Programme aims to create millions of short-term jobs every year while also providing the county with much needed infrastructure such as roads, hospitals and schools in areas that need it.
It was International Women\xe2\x80\x99s Day (IWD) on Friday. And it seemed an appropriate time for a reminder about the labour movement origins of the day and of its noble aims and egalitarian promise. This because several recent studies reveal that the female half of humanity is once again bearing the brunt of the global economic crisis. After all, when it began in 1910, IWD was rich with the promise of equality.
Carlton Skippers is a 19 year old right-back and captain of the Milano team. GroundUp caught up with him to speak about his third and final year in the Bayhill Tournament.
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