Dismissing Employees Fairly in South Africa

Dismissing an Employee Fairly

Dismissing employees fairly is tricky, particularly in South Africa due employment being such a huge problem. More specifically, the lack of employment as the rate sits at 29.0%, the highest it has been in nearly 20 years. We wrote an article recently debating whether labour law is pushing employers to hire independent contractors but that is […]

On-Demand Staffing Apps in South Africa

On-demand staffing app

South Africa is now coming to terms with the disruption of the on-demand model with local on platforms rivaling global ones. We have seen Bolt (previously Taxify) take on Uber, Mr D Food & OrderIn take on Uber Eats and HonestCare & Nunanny in the on-demand nanny space. With StatsSA’s announcement that South Africa’s unemployment […]

Which formal sectors have the most employees in South Africa?

    Looking at the biggest industries in terms of monetary value doesn’t always pain the right picture in terms of the employment it generates. In South Africa, where employment opportunities are slim it may be worth spending your time looking at formal sector industries which employ the most. Here they are:     The […]

Unemployment in South Africa [Infographic]

South Africa has always maintained a very high unemployment rate. There are currently 6.2 million South Africans without jobs – a very worrying statistic indeed. Even more worrying is the fact that the number of South Africans who have stopped looking for work has increased by 0.5%, to 37.3%.  50.2% is the statistic that depicts […]

South Africa Rama-poised for $100bn in foreign investment


President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a crusade to ignite South Africa’s economy and attract billions in foreign investment. Investment in South Africa has been in serious decline in recent years. To put some monetary figures to this decline, only R17.6 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) was received in 2017, compared to R76 billion in […]

5 Free Online Courses for Manufacturing Professionals

Manufacturing free courses

Manufacturing has been around for thousands of years. When it started it was simply humans creating products by hand, but thanks to the industrial revolution we were able to create products at scale. Manufacturing includes a host of trades in the blue collar industry and is very much an art form. These days the rise […]

How much should I pay my labourers in South Africa?

How much to pay Labourers or domestic workers in South Africa

The department of labour announced that all labourers that fall under the definition of “domestic worker” which includes housekeepers, gardeners, nannies, domestic drivers among others are to be paid the following rates as a minimum as of the 1st of December 2016. Note: Area A refers to large metropolitan municipalities and built up areas and […]

Top Marketing Companies to work for in South Africa 2019

best marketing companies to work for in South Africa

Many of you have been asking for marketing opportunities on our twitter feed, so we thought we’d dive into some research and provide some advice about the best companies to work for in this field. As many of you will know, the industry is very broad. But we identified a collection of factors that we […]

Which documents you need to get a job

Displaying organisational skills are a necessity. Especially when searching for office orientated jobs such as HR and admin. Keeping on track of your files may seem like an obvious requirement. But too many people simply don’t have the right, if any, documents to ensure their employer knows they’re a trustworthy and reliable candidate. It seems like […]

The Best Twitter Accounts for Job Seekers in SA

Twitter for jobs

If you are here, you most likely follow our Twitter page #JobSeekersWednesday, which gives you job seeking tips and assistance in finding your next job. We are not the only page out there on the Twittersphere trying to equip jobseekers with the right tools to gain employment. Here is a few of our favourites: Monster […]