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Youth unemployment still high in Q1: 2018

Youth unemployment still high in Q1: 2018

The South African working-age population increased by 153 000 or 0,4 per cent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. The rise in both employment (up by 206 000) and unemployment (up by 100 000) over the quarter led to the rise in the labour force participation rate now   read more »


South Africa’s youth continues to bear the burden of unemployment.

South Africa’s youth continues to bear the burden of unemployment.

Youth in South Africa continue to be disadvantaged in the labour market with an unemployment rate higher than the national average. According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the first quarter of 2022, the unemployment rate was 63,9% for those aged 15-24 and 42,1% for those aged 25-34 years, while the current official   read more »


Youth graduate unemployment rate increases in Q1: 2019

Youth graduate unemployment rate increases in Q1: 2019

The youth aged 15–24 years are the most vulnerable in the South African labour market as the unemployment rate among this age group was 55,2% in the 1st quarter of 2019. Among graduates in this age group, the unemployment rate was 31,0% during this period compared to 19,5% in the 4th quarter of 2018 –   read more »


Youth still find it difficult to secure jobs in South Africa

Youth still find it difficult to secure jobs in South Africa

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 16 June 1976 student uprising in Soweto. In 1994, the new democratic government declared 16 June as National Youth Day and June as the Youth Month. With the focus on the youth under the theme: “The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke: Growing youth employment for an inclusive   read more »


Vulnerability of youth in the South African labour market

Vulnerability of youth in the South African labour market

The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the first quarter of 2020 indicate that employment decreased by 38 000 to 16,4 million and the number of unemployed persons increased by 344 000 to 7,1 million. As a result, the official unemployment rate increased by 1 percentage point to (30,1%) compared to the fourth quarter   read more »


Who is most likely to be affected by long-term unemployment?

Who is most likely to be affected by long-term unemployment?

South Africa’s official unemployment rate is on the increase. In the past 10 years (2008–2018), the unemployment rate has increased from 21,5% to almost 28,0%. Unemployment refers to those persons who were not employed, had taken steps to look for a job or to start a business and were available to take up a job   read more »


National and provincial labour market: Youth Q1: 2008 to Q1: 2014

National and provincial labour market: Youth Q1: 2008 to Q1: 2014

The unemployment rate among youth increased from 32,7% to 36,1% between 2008 and 2014; in the post recessionary period, the unemployment rate has been consistently higher among youth than among adults by more than 20 percentage points.  The report released by Statistics South Africa examines in detail various aspects of the situation faced by youth   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) – Q2:2022

MEDIA RELEASE    Embargo: Tuesday 23 August 2022, 11h30 AM Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) – Q2:2022 The official unemployment rate was 33,9% in the second quarter of 2022. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has, today (23 August 2022), issued the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for Q2: 2022. These results indicate that   read more »


Mbalo Brief – June 2020

In this month of June, South Africans commemorate the 1976 June 16 uprising when more than 15 000 students in Soweto took to the streets to march against the Bantu education policies. Although the youth of 1976 fought against unequal education and language amongst other issues, the youth of today are faced with a different   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey – QLFS Q3:2017

The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the third quarter of 2017 released by Statistics South Africa today, indicate that employment grew by 92 000 in Q3:2017, however this was offset by an additional 33 000 job-seekers during the same period, resulting in a stable unemployment rate of 27,7%. The growth in employment was   read more »


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Thaba Chweu

Thaba Chweu Local Municipality is one of the four municipalities of the Ehlanzeni District Municipality of Mpumalanga. The municipality is located on the far north-eastern part of the district. It shares its northern boundaries with Limpopo. The municipality is on the Lowveld escarpment of Mpumalanga, with an average elevation of 1400 m above sea level and altitudes varying from 600 to 2100 m.

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Ratlou

Ratlou Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities under Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality in the North West Province and is one of the five local municipalities. http://www.ratlou.gov.zaread more »


Ditsobotla

Ditsobotla Local Municipality is located in NgakaModiriMolema District Municipality, North West. As one of the five local municipalities in this district, it has three major towns namely Biesiesvlei, Coligny and Lichtenburg. (http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/202/ditsobotla-local-municipality).read more »


Ramotshere Moiloa

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities under Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality in the North West Province and one of the five local municipalities. The major towns are Groot Marico and Zeerust. (www.localgovernment.co.za).read more »


Maquassi Hills

Maquassi Hills Municipality is one of the local municipalities in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in the North West province, and is one of the five local municipalities. The major towns are Leeudoringstad, Makwassie, Witpoort and Wolmaranstad. (http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/192/maquassi-hills-local-municipality)read more »


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