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8 million South Africans unemployed

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Nearly 8 million South Africans are unemployed

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Nearly 8 million South Africans are unemployed, with the unemployment rate in the country increasing to 32.1% int he 4th quarter of 2023. The latest unemployment rate was released by Stats SA on Tuesday, 20 February indicating that the number of employed people decreased by 22 000 to 16.7 million compared to the third quarter of 2023. There were 46 000 more people who […]


0.6% decline in unemployment rate

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97 000 jobs lost over the past year, DA says it’s only going to get worse with ANC’s race quotas

By: Natasha Archary Image: Ron Lach Pexels The Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) released by Statistics South Africa reveals 97 000 jobs were lost between March 2022 and March 2023. This is, according to the DA, an indictment on the ANC, and a clear sign of a failing state and an uncaring government. Koketso Mano, FNB Senior Economist joins Gugulethu Mfuphi on Kaya Biz to unpack what this means, particularly for […]


0.6% decline in unemployment rate


Latest unemployment stats show slight decline in 4th quarter of 2022

By: Natasha Archary South Africa's unemployment rate has decreased slightly by 0.2 of a percentage point to 32.7% in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2022. Compared to Q3:2022 which noted an unemployment rate of 32.9%. This equates to approximately 28 000 people who were unemployed in Q3:2022. According to the latest unemployment statistics which were released by Stats SA on Tuesday, 28 February, 7.8 million people were without work, looking […]


0.6% decline in unemployment rate


South Africa notes a 0.6% decline in unemployment rate

By: Natasha Archary South Africa has noted a 0.6% decline in the unemployment rate for the second quarter of 2022. This comes as the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released the latest results which indicates that almost 650K jobs were gained between the first and second quarter of 2022. In May, the QLFS shared that there was a 0.8% decrease in unemployment. In comparison to the latest figures, the […]


Home Affairs


Home Affairs plans to recruit 10 000 unemployed youth

By Zuko Komisa In an effort to help with the digitisation of civic paper records, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will post advertisements for 2 000 jobs for unemployed graduates. On August 11, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that the first cohort would begin working on November 1. More than 350 million paper civic records, including those for births, marriages, funerals, and amendments, are kept by the department. […]


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SA’s unemployment rate hits new highs

By: Natasha Archary    The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) paints a stark reality about SA's rising unemployment rate. Statistics South Africa published the Q3 2021 unemployment stats which highlights how unemployment soared in the third quarter of the year. Multiple lockdown restrictions, load shedding and the mass protests and riots that hit the country has had a devastating effect on unemployment. Unemployment soared to record highs with 660,000 […]


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SA’s unemployment rate hits record high

Stats SA has just released the country's latest unemployment figures which hit a record high of 32.6%. Increasing by 0.1% from the 4th quarter of 2020, the latest statistics are the highest unemployment rates in the country since 2008. Irrespective of gender, the black African and coloured population groups remain vulnerable in the labour market. Read more here: #unemployment #employment — Stats SA (@StatsSA) June 1, 2021 What […]



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Privacy Policy


POPIA ActTo promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies; to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information; to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct; to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making; to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


  • section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy;
  • the right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information;
  • the State must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights;


  • consonant with the constitutional values of democracy and openness, the need for economic and social progress, within the framework of the information society, requires the removal of unnecessary impediments to the free flow of information, including personal information;


  • regulate, in harmony with international standards, the processing of personal information by public and private bodies in a manner that gives effect to the right to privacy subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at protecting other rights and important interests,
  1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1.“Personal Information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person and where it is applicable, identifiable, existing juristic person, including all information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. 

1.2  Parliament assented to POPIA on 19 November 2013. The commencement date of section 1Part A of Chapter 5section 112 and section 113 was 11 April 2014. The commencement date of the other sections was 1 July 2020 (with the exception of section 110 and 114(4). The President of South Africa has proclaimed the POPI commencement date to be 1 July 2020.

1.3. “Processing” means the creation, generation, communication, storage, destruction of personal information as more fully defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.  

1.4. “You” or the “user” means any person who accesses and browses this website for any purpose. 

1.4. “Website” means the website of the KAYA 959 at URL or such other URL as KAYA 959 may choose from time to time.   

  1. Status and Amendments

2.1. KAYA 959 respects your privacy. This privacy policy statement sets out KAYA 959’s information gathering and dissemination practices in respect of the Website. 

2.2. This Privacy Policy governs the processing of personal information provided to KAYA 959 through your use of the Website. 

2.3. Please note that, due to legal and other developments, KAYA 959 may amend these terms and conditions from time to time.  

  1. Processing of Personal Information

3.1. By providing your personal information to KAYA 959 you acknowledge that it has been collected directly from you and consent to its processing by KAYA 959. 

3.2. Where you submit Personal Information (such as name, address, telephone number and email address) via the website (e.g. through completing any online form) the following principles are observed in the processing of that information: 

3.2.1. KAYA 959 will only collect personal information for a purpose consistent with the purpose for which it is required. The specific purpose for which information is 
collected will be apparent from the context in which it is requested. 

3.2.2. KAYA 959 will only process personal information in a manner that is adequate, relevant and not excessive in the context of the purpose for which it is processed. 

3.2.3. Personal information will only be processed for a purpose compatible with that for which it was collected, unless you have agreed to an alternative purpose in writing or KAYA 959 is permitted in terms of national legislation of general application dealing primarily with the protection of personal information. 

3.2.4. KAYA 959 will keep records of all personal Information collected and the specific purpose for which it was collected for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.5. KAYA 959 will not disclose any personal information relating to you to any third party unless your prior written agreement is obtained or KAYA 959 is required to do so by law. 

3.2.6. If personal information is released with your consent KAYA 959 will retain a record of the information released, the third party to which it was released, the reason for the release and the date of release, for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.7. KAYA 959 will destroy or delete any personal information that is no longer needed by KAYA 959 for the purpose it was initially collected, or subsequently processed. 

3.3. Note that, as permitted by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, KAYA 959 may use personal information collected to compile profiles for statistical purposes. No information contained in the profiles or statistics will be able to be linked to any specific user.    

  1. Collection of anonymous data

4.1. KAYA 959 may use standard technology to collect information about the use of this website. This technology is not able to identify individual users but simply allows KAYA 959 to collect statistics. 

4.2. KAYA 959 may utilise temporary or session cookies to keep track of users’ browsing habits. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your hard drive in order to keep a record of your interaction with this website and facilitate user convenience. 

4.2.1. Cookies by themselves will not be used to identify users personally but may be used to compile identified statistics relating to use of services offered or to provide KAYA 959 with feedback on the performance of this website. 

4.2.2. The following classes of information may be collected in respect of users who have enabled cookies: The browser software used; IP address; Date and time of activities while visiting the website; URLs of internal pages visited; and referrers. 

4.3. If you do not wish cookies to be employed to customize your interaction with this website it is possible to alter the manner in which your browser handles cookies. Please note that, if this is done, certain services on this website may not be available. 

  1. Security

5.1. KAYA 959 takes reasonable measures to ensure the security and integrity of information submitted to or collected by this website, but cannot under any circumstances be held liable for any loss or other damage sustained by you as a result of unlawful access to or dissemination of any personal information by a third party. 

  1. Links to other websites

6.1. KAYA 959 has no control over and accepts no responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party websites to which hyperlinks may have been provided and KAYA 959 strongly recommends that you review the privacy policy of any website you visit before using it further. 

  1. Queries

7.1. If you have any queries about this privacy policy please contact us by emailing [email protected]