Jobs for the New Year? - January 2011

All about Job Shortages, Unemployment, Student Aid Schemes and more in South Africa on Mywage South Africa.

President Jacob Zuma has acknowledged that the government has failed to meet its job-creation target in South Africa over the past year.

However, he says that job creation is to top the cabinet’s agenda when it meets for its lekgotla later in January to establish its programme for the year.

President Zuma said that the government would “think very hard” about how it would grow job opportunities.

At the same time, government has pledged R150 million for students who are studying subjects that address South Africa's skills shortages. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme would include money for first year students, for rural students and for disabled students.

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