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1ST QUARTER EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR HARDHAT PROFESSIONALS

1ST QUARTER EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR HARDHAT PROFESSIONALS

The Quarterly employment statistics survey (QES) was released on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 by the Statistics South Africa. This is a quarterly survey covering a sample of approximately 20 000 (VAT registered) private and public enterprises in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy. This report is different from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) which was released at the... »

AFRICA NEEDS FASTER POLICY IMPLEMENTATION TO IMPROVE ITS COMPETITIVENESS

AFRICA NEEDS FASTER POLICY IMPLEMENTATION TO IMPROVE ITS COMPETITIVENESS

According to the “ WEF 2017 – Africa Competitiveness report 2017” Africa needs to put more efforts and emphasis on policy implementation, rather than policy definition, to circumvent one of the main weaknesses of Africa’s development programs.   The report goes on to say strengthening institutions is therefore a necessary precondition to enable faster and incisive policy implementation ... »

9 FACTORS AT GOVERMENT LEVEL WHICH FACILITATE CORRUPTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

9 FACTORS AT GOVERMENT LEVEL WHICH FACILITATE CORRUPTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Government is an important role player in the Construction industry because most of the large infrastructure projects are owned and initiated by government. It is therefore important to look at factors that facilitate corruption in the construction industry at Government level.   1. CORRUPTION IN GOVERNMENT Corruption in the governments of both developing and developed countries contributes t... »

Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks

Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks

Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks Alan Hirsch, University of Cape Town As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries. Economist Ricardo Hausmann and his colleagues identified 83 growth accelerations of eight consecutive years at 2% higher than the five-yearly average between the mid-1950s and early 2000s. But most grow... »