In May, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a new cabinet, as well as the reconfiguration of several government departments. Among these was the department of labour, which was renamed the department of employment and labour.

The expansion of the department’s mandate signalled the government’s resolve to accelerate job creation to rapidly reduce unemployment. The name change requires the department and its entities to change its posture and double its efforts to create jobs and preserve the ones already existing.    ..

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