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NUM to demand gold wage hikes of 75%, say union sources

It is said that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is planning to submit demands to the gold sector next week calling for a 75% hike in the basic pay for entry-level workers.

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Municipal workers reject new 5.4% wage offer

Municipal workers are despondent after the SA Local Government Association (Salga), representing 278 municipalities countrywide, offered them a 5.4% wage increase during negotiations on Thursday.

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Mahikeng municipality hires more employees than it can afford, now 300 jobs at risk

Cash-strapped Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality (Mahikeng and surrounds) has employed more people than it can afford to pay and now more than 300 workers stand to lose their jobs.  

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SA - new call centre destination of choice

South Africa is fast becoming the new call centre destination of choice for large international firms, instead of countries like India and the Philippines, where the industry is well developed and thriving.  

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New regulations to curb scourge of fake degrees

The SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is introducing new regulations on the evaluation of qualifications obtained from foreign institutions to curb the scourge of fake degrees.  

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Leaked Needu report reveals rampant cronyism in teacher hiring

A damning report, which was held back from the public, highlights the extent of cronyism and the influence of unions in filling education positions.

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6 Tips On Working With Recruiters

When job boards aren’t delivering the results you want, you may consider working with recruiters. But, before you do that, understand how they work.

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Wage increase of 10% for public sector would add R20bn extra to state’s wage bill

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said in Parliament on Thursday that the 10% wage increase currently being demanded by public sector trade unions would add R20bn to government’s wage bill over the amount provided for in the 2015-16 budget.

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R3m … the true cost of a bad hire

You want the best, you pay for the best. The proposition seems straightforward, but in a tight economy it encounters resistance; notably in the executive search field where market-related fees often trigger a quest for alternatives.

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