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South Africa records gains in employment

South Africa increased its labour force by 22 000 jobs between July and September 2014, and the unemployment rate eased by 0.1 of a percentage point, Statistics South Africa reports.

South Africa has plenty to offer international visitors

South Africa has an array of attractive tourist destinations and the increasing number of international visitors indicates there is plenty to discover, from hidden tourist treasures in Soweto to the pristine beaches of Hermanus.

South Africa has plenty to offer international visitors

South Africa has an array of attractive tourist destinations and the increasing number of international visitors indicates there is plenty to discover, from hidden tourist treasures in Soweto to the pristine beaches of Hermanus.

SA firms ‘aiming to hire more women’

South African businesses are among the leaders when it comes to planning to hire more women this year, with 60% saying they would support quotas to legislate for more women on executive boards, according to research by consultancy Grant Thornton.

Over a million South Africans volunteer

About 1.2-million South Africans spent 379-million hours on volunteer work in the 12 months ending June 2011 - the equivalent of 182 351 people working full-time at a cost (had it been remunerated work) of R7.5-billion.

Thumbs-up for South Africa’s crime stats

Political parties and business organisations have welcomed the significant decrease in most categories of crime announced by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the release of the country's annual crime statistics.

Residential building sector stabilising

The value of recorded building plans passed by larger municipalities increased by almost five percent from January to June compared with last year, and expectations are that South Africa's residential building sector is stabilising after a big decline in recent years.

South Africans buying more online

The total spent on online retail goods in South Africa grew by 30% in 2010, passing the R2-billion mark for the first time, and online retailers remain bullish about growth prospects for the current year, a new study finds.

Online crackdown on child porn

A recently launched website "hotline" is seeing the South African government lead the rest of Africa in the fight against child pornography.

HIV in South Africa stabilising

South Africa’s HIV infection rate is levelling off, according to the latest Joint UN Programme on HIV and Aids report, released in late July 2008.