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New minimum wage effective 1 March 2020

The Department of Employment and Labour and the minister of labour, Thulas Nxesi, has gazetted South Africa’s new general National Minimum Wage which will increase from R20 per hour to R20,76 as from 1 March 2020. This represents a 3,8% increase off the back of CPI figures. The unions argued that the level of R20 […]

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Finally graduated, what next?

In 2019, I become a graduate and I had heard stories about how life is after graduation. I had no idea, but I was hopeful and confident that I’d get employment. University students need to understand the importance of getting themselves ready to be employed, some get lucky to be appointed as permanent employees and […]

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Advice to graduates who are actively seeking a job

According to Statistics South Africa (2019) the burden of unemployment is highly focused on the youth (aged 15 – 34 years). In the first quarter of 2019, almost 4 in every 10 young people in the labour force did not have a job. Let’s be honest searching for a job is a full-time job.   […]

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Season’s Greetings and Happy 2020

From the Management and all Staff at Edge Group of Companies: “Celebrate the tradition of giving, the beauty of the season and a New Year of peace and happiness.” We wish you Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings and a Happy New year! Note: Our offices will close from the 20th of December 2019 and reopen on […]

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Lying on your CV – Now you can go to jail

The day has finally arrived.The new National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, 2019, was recently signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Under the Amendments Act, job seekers lying on their CV could get a hefty fine or up to five years in jail or both. As  professionals in the recruitment industry, we are often faced […]

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Unemployment. Have we reached the point of no return?

The current unemployment rate has reached a staggering 29% putting South Africa at the forefront of a national crises. These recently published results are at a 16 year high with 6.7 million unemployed people in this country and more than 70% of unemployed people being in the job market for a year or longer. Approximately 150 thousand graduates […]

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The Benefits of Vacation work

Statistic South Africa reported that in the first quarter of 2019 youth unemployment accounts for 63.4% of the total unemployed persons. Given the current state of unemployment in South Africa, graduates should be encouraged to apply for vacation work at various corporate companies. Any experience, regardless of the duration, would be advantageous.   When I […]

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How to stay relevant in an Increasingly Automated World

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is well and truly underway and technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Machine Learning, are advancing at speed. Their presence is being felt across industries and the threat of job losses remains ever-present. The decision of Standard Bank to close more than one hundred branches nationally is a […]

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The Age-old Youth Conundrum: Getting a job without experience

The release of the recent unemployment statistics painted a bleak picture for millions of South Africans, most notably youth where unemployment is recorded at a staggering 69%. More alarming is that a significant portion of these young people have “done everything right” including achieving tertiary qualification. Attention was focused on the challenge young people experience […]

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