‘What’ll I tell my wife and kids?’
A new pan-European research project shows that it’s correct in some areas but completely wrong in others.
Some commentary suggests a causal relationship between hiking interest rates and unemployment increasing. It’s not quite that simple, but the days of record high employment are probably numbered.
Outgoing Lesotho prime minister Moeketsi Majoro, right, hands over the national flag as the symbol of passing power to his successor, Sam Ntsokoane Matekane, on 28 October 2022.
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The new coalition government must act quickly to address the kingdom’s massive socio-economic problems, and restore faith in democracy.
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Sometimes the street trader, roadside mechanic or food vendor is the best person to teach students about entrepreneurship.
Activists hold placards as they call for the decriminalisation of prostitution.
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Regulating the sex work industry is the only way to protect sex workers from abuse and violence.
Sam Matekane, Lesotho’s new prime minister has the daunting job of restoring public trust in politics and government.
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Unable to change the country’s vulnerability to shifts in the global and regional economy, the new prime minister Matekane has few economic levers to pull.
Sex workers and their supporters protest outside the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court during the first appearance of a man accused of killing six women.
The conflation of sex work and human trafficking fuels support for the continued criminalisation of sex work.
Street vendors ply their trade in Johannesburg.
The city’s street trading management approach is mainly restrictive. Relocations, harassment and confiscation of of traders’ stock are common.
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Earnings of laid-off workers in southern Europe are 30% lower five years later, while in northern countries the decline is less than 10%. The differences are largely due to the likelihood of finding a new job.
Protesters and police clash during a march against illegal immigrants in South Africa.
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Scapegoating immigrants will not result in significantly improved healthcare service provision, reduced crime or less unemployment.
Life is more normal now than it has been in years, as people do away with masks and social distancing.
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President Joe Biden’s suggestion that the COVID-19 pandemic is over has led to a backlash among some experts who suggest the comment is premature – and counterproductive.
People trained in the informal sector are equally skilled or better than those who attended formal training.
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Skills training in Zimbabwe excludes students from poor backgrounds. The informal sector should be used as a training ground for them.
Turns out, job insecurity doesn’t really improve employee performance. What it does do is cause staff to check out and create a potentially unsafe environment.
South Africa’s education system has not given people numeracy and technical skills needed for jobs like plumbing.
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High unemployment rates are among South Africa’s biggest challenges. Three of the president’s advisors talk through what is needed to change the status quo.
‘Formidable’ writer and inequality activist Barbara Ehrenreich – author of Nickel and Dimed – has died, aged 81. Barbara Pocock celebrates her legacy.
The best way to increase wages is to invest in education and skills.
Protests demanding better living in Angola have become common since 2011. This one was in November 2020.
Angola’s 2022 election is the first in which citizens born after the war are old enough to vote.
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Academics provide their insights into the state of the country’s economy, Ruto’s economic promises and what to expect.
What’s driving this new ultra-low unemployment? Digging into economic data reveals something we haven’t seen before – which has already changed the lives of almost 100,000 Australians.
Employees work on manufacturing a car at a Volkswagen plant in Uitenhage, South Africa.
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South Africa should ensure that changes to energy efficient vehicles is done in a way that creates jobs and protects workers.