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…

Coronavirus has arrived in South Africa. Is your business prepared?

The first case of the Coronavirus has just been confirmed in South Africa. Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch predicted recently that the coronavirus could become a pandemic which could affect between 40% and 70% of the world’s adult population. Reading all the doom and gloom predictions about this virus is making business owners nervous. It is…

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…

The latest average salary in South Africa

StatsSA has published the latest Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) for Q4 2018, showing what workers are getting paid across the various sectors in the country. The average worker gets paid R21,190 per month (down slightly from R21,192 recorded in August 2018), up from R20,193 in the same period in 2017. Part-time employment increased by 37,000 quarter-on-quarter, from…