Employment

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 1st, 2013
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By: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin   “If you need a job, get experience first. If you need experience, get a job first. Which way out?” It is not uncommon to find announcements of job openings requiring applicants to have a number of years of work experience. This is a towering stumbling block for most job...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 26th, 2013
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By Perry Munzwembiri, zimeye.org One key characteristic of developing nations is that a large proportion of the population is comprised of the youth. The African Development Bank notes that  Africa has the fastest growing and most youthful population in the world. Over 40% are under the age of 15 and...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 14th, 2013
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BusinessDay Like the African Development Bank, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two economists known for their work with the poor, define the middle class as households whose daily per capita expenditures valued at purchasing power parity are between $2 and $4, and those between $6 and $10, located...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 17th, 2012
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An Ethiopian housemaid committed a suicide by hanging herself at her employer’s house in Saudi Arabia after claiming she had kept seeing ghosts. Her employing family found the maid hanged by a rope at her room adjoining their house in the central town of Shaqra just after sunset. “Police said they we...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Mar 16th, 2012
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Cape Town – An HIV-positive 17-year-old domestic worker from Masvingo in Zimbabwe was caught lacing the porridge of her employer’s 4-year-old child with her own menstrual blood, cruelty that earned her a 10-year prison term, NewsDay reported. According to the report, Pelagia Mureya carrie...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Jan 8th, 2012
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From 6am tomorrow morning, Khayelitsha residents will be protesting outside the new Khayelitsha Hospital. Tonight, we will be mobilising to that effect. We have had enough! Kwanele! The Community of Mandela Park (Ward 94 & 97) gathered this afternoon to find out the truth behind the devastating r...
By benim
In Economy
Jul 27th, 2011
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Striking workers in South Africa’s petroleum sector are discussing a revised wage rise offer, a labour mediation official said in a statement, a sign there could be an end to the strike that has left hundreds of dry pumps across Africa’s biggest economy. Nerine Kahn, director of South Afr...
By benim
In Analysis
Jul 16th, 2011
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The importance of employment to human sustenance and a country’s development cannot be overemphasized. To a nation employment is not only as a catalyst to growth but also a means to poverty reduction. To the individual employment does not only improve the quality of life but also provides opportuniti...
By benim
In News
Mar 20th, 2011
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Watson Chimbira mingles with mourners at the Chitungwiza cemetery outside Zimbabwe’s capital, where he digs graves and paints epitaphs on metal plates that serve as temporary tombstones. He’s skilled at both, but neither is his real job. “I work as a driver for a local company, but ...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Jan 25th, 2011
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In a worrying development for equal opportunities across the globe, research from workspace solutions provider Regus has shown that the proportion of companies intending to hire more working mothers has slumped by one fifth since the same time last year. Compared with a year ago, when 44 percent of c...