employment

Access Trust: Administrative Assistant

The Access Trust is a nonprofit bursary fund that works to enable capable young persons from impoverished communities to obtain skilled employment through training at Further Education and Training (FET) colleges.

The Access Trust seeks to appoint an Administrative Assistant, based in Claremont, Cape Town.

The person will provide administrative support to the organisation and to Access Trust bursars.

This is a one-year renewable contract position.

Requirements:          

Hand in Hand Southern Africa: Bookkeeper

Hand in Hand Southern Africa (HiHSA) is a section 21 company with a vision of reducing poverty through job creation. HiHSA implements a unique Self Help Group (SHG) model to enable beneficiaries to start, run and grow their income generating activities into sustainable enterprises that create jobs.

HIHSA seeks to appoint a Bookkeeper, based in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

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Harambee: Bridging Case Managers

Harambee is a leading youth career non-profit organisation that seeks to address youth unemployment through partnerships with local companies. The organisation works with employers who identify jobs and commit to taking first time employees into entry level roles.

Harambee seeks to appoint Bridging Case Managers, based in Western Cape.

The persons will support and mentor young adults as they progress through Harambee’s three-month bridging programme. There are also opportunities for an Administrator and Sourcing staff.

Requirements:

Masibambane Rural Development Hailed

President Jacob Zuma says the Masibambane Rural Development Initiative will help some rural communities to stop relying mainly on social grants by restoring their dignity.

Addressing residents at the Ncora Irrigation Scheme in the Eastern Cape, Zuma says inter-governmental efforts to improve the lives of the people are working, noting that government is ‘better organised this time around’.

SA's Economy Dependent on Entrepreneurs – Index

The South African entrepreneurial sector is waning and as a result employment growth will suffer, according to the latest Adcorp employment index.

The index suggests that in 2001, 250 000 people were actively involved in setting up their own small business enterprise and this figure dropped to 58 000 in 2011, equating to a massive 76 percent slowdown in small business creation.

SA Needs 10% Growth to Create Jobs - DBSA

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) says that South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) needs to grow by at least 10 percent a year if it is to create half a million jobs each year for the next decade.

Speaking at the launch of the bank's development report for 2011, 'Prospects for South Africa's Future', DBSA divisional executive for planning, Sinazo Sibisi, said that the GDP growth to date has been volatile and potentially unsustainable.

Whites Dominate Top Management in SA

According to the Commission on Employment Equity, whites still occupy 73.6 percent of top management positions in South Africa.

According to the Commission’s 11th annual report released this week, blacks make up 12.7 percent of top management, Indians 6.8 percent and coloureds 4.6 percent.

In the same vein, Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant, has expressed her disappointed at the slow pace of reform at top management. "We really have to take drastic measures to deal with the situation," she explains.

Strike Action: Young People Could Lose Jobs

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) young adults who have just entered the job market will suffer from the recent wave of strikes.

The NYDA fears that strikes over salary increase in the engineering, metal and fuel sectors may lead to job losses in the near future.

NYDA's Stieneke Samuel, who argues that young people are the core for the economy, states that businesses are currently counting their losses.

Samuel explains that revenue losses translate into job losses, adding that when job losses come, they start with the young people.

Formal Employment Up 1.2 Percent – Stats SA

According to the Statistics South Africa, employment in the formal non-agricultural sector increased between the quarters ended September 2010 and December 2010.
 
In its December 2010 Quarterly Employment Statistics, released this week, Statistics South Africa says the number of people employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy increased by about 101 000 persons or 1.2 percent from September 2010.
 

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