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Open the labour market

 09 Nov 18
The results of South Africa’s official unemployment statistics published by Statistics SA in the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) reveal some alarming labour market trends.…

Policymakers, is there no compassion for the unemployed?

 05 Oct 18
Unemployment has been a national crisis for too long leaving 9.4 million South Africans unemployed.…

How to destroy jobs

17 Sep 18  
Jobs result from economic growth; don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg: Free Market Capitalism…

Grinding the jobless into the ground with job deprivation rules

08 Aug 18   Eustace Davie
Much is written about inequality, decrying high salaries paid by companies to their executives as being one of its main causes, while no consideration is given, or attention paid to the plight of the unemployed.…

Did parliament intend to introduce a fake minimum wage “exemption”?

18 Jul 18   Eustace Davie
Is the exemption from the National Minimum Wage (NMW) provided for in the legislation deliberately and seditiously being torpedoed by bureaucrats, or did government all along intend to be harsh in its approach to low-income individual and small-firm…

Politicians approve economically disastrous and unconstitutional NMW

06 Jun 18   Eustace Davie
The politicians who approved the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill appear to believe that they live in an Alice in Wonderland world in which they have been issued with “magic wands” that enable them to adopt legislation and regulations that do good wi…

Job Seekers Exemption Certificates: Just Let Me Work!

02 May 18   Eustace Davie
Government should help the jobless to help themselves by removing the obstacles that prevent them from selling their labour at the best price and under the best conditions they can find.…

NMW to cause economic havoc in rural areas and destroy SA job opportunities

29 Mar 18   Eustace Davie
Researchers exhorting the SA government to implement the NMW reported that they could find no studies showing high job losses from the institution of minimum wages.…

Set South Africa’s forgotten people free – in defence of the unemployed

21 Feb 18   Eustace Davie
Mr Ramaphosa, like most South Africans I am relieved that you have ascended to the country’s highest political post.…

Media release: Failure to respect constitutional rights causes mass unemployment

24 Jan 18   Eustace Davie
If you have no work, no money and a hungry family, what pay would you work for?…

The minimum wage magic wand

16 Jan 18   Chris Hattingh
Would an accountant worth his salt advocate that the best way to keep a business running is to spend money which you do not have, and when the time comes to balance your books, you simply look the other way?…

A message for Cyril about the 9.422 million unemployed – Just Let Them Work!

21 Dec 17   Temba A Nolutshungu
I address this article to Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected President of the ANC en route to the Presidency of South Africa.…

Business Day column: Catastrophic jobless rate warrants institution of state of emergency

13 Dec 17   Leon Louw
SA’s unemployment rate is so catastrophic that a state of emergency should be declared.…

Failure to respect constitutional rights causes mass unemployment

06 Dec 17   Eustace Davie
South Africa’s unemployed people are subjected to the appalling indignity of being denied the right to negotiate freely with potential employers who, in turn, are prevented by the labour laws from employing them on mutually agreeable terms.…

The truth about South Africa’s mass unemployment

06 Dec 17   Eustace Davie
I have a vision of millions of people, with new hope in their hearts, knocking on doors, saying “I am exempt from the labour laws. Here is my exemption certificate to prove it.…

Abundance of unskilled labour in SA could be an opportunity for growth without the National Minimum Wage

30 Nov 17   Chris Hattingh
Released just before the Christmas break, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill is open for public comment for a period of just 13 days, an unacceptably short time period.…