Employment growth slows in 1Q21

Employment growth slows in 1Q21

Employment in the formal non-agricultural sectors of the economy, as shown by the Quarterly Employment Survey, has declined by 0.1% q/q – a drop of 9 000 jobs between 4Q20 and 1Q21 (a fall of 6 000 jobs when comparing to the revised 4Q20 estimate). Compared to the start of 2020, employment losses still amount […]

FNB extends Smart IDs and passports collection points to KwaZulu-Natal

FNB extends Smart IDs and passports collection points to KwaZulu-Natal

 FNB in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has added FNB Cornubia branch in KwaZulu-Natal to the list of branches where customers can collect their Smart ID cards and passports. The bank’s customers in the province can now apply via the Department of Home Affairs’ online booking system and are be able to […]

Hungry Lions are champions

Hungry Lions are champions

Hungry Lions FC were crowned champions of the 2020/21 ABC Motsepe National play-offs on Saturday, 3 July 2021 after beating Platinum City Rovers 5-4 on penalties in the final of the tournament at Mbombela Stadium.  The match had ended in a stalemate but Hungry Lions edged Platinum City Rovers on penalties to walk away overall winners and […]

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MY EVERYTHING

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MY EVERYTHING

Those around us can make our lives enriched and better when they influence us positively. Our people are our everything – they nudge us in the right direction, give us advice, show us a different perspective and lift our spirits when we don’t have the energy to pick ourselves up.   The Metropolitan #MyPeople.MyEverything campaign encourages […]

City, Metrobus and labour unions co-operate to end Metrobus strike

City, Metrobus and labour unions co-operate to end Metrobus strike

In what is probably the first for the city, a municipal entity and organised labour have successfully co-operated on a common goal to end the two months long strike at the city’s transport entity, Metrobus. The end of the strike comes after the City, Metrobus, the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) and the Independent […]

Consumers and businesses urged to beware of latest fraud modus operandi– remote access scams

Consumers and businesses urged to beware of latest fraud modus operandi– remote access scams

While people and businesses continue to scale the use of digital services in the new normal, cyber criminals also introduce new opportunistic scams. Remote access scams are a new fraud modus operandi, which entails scammers posing as IT department representatives from telecoms providers and/or banks to trick victims into relinquishing control of their devices to […]

Joburg Mayor Hospitalised

Joburg Mayor Hospitalised

The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Geoffrey Makhubo, has been hospitalised for COVID-19 complications.  This follows a positive test result for COVID-19 late last month. The Executive Mayor will remain in hospital until his medical team is satisfied of his recovery.  Joburg residents are urged once more to take all necessary precautions […]

Five tips for the youth to start building a secure financial future

Five tips for the youth to start building a secure financial future

 South Africa is fortunate to have a youthful population where young people (aged 18–34) are estimated to account for roughly a third of the country’s population. “With time on their side, young people have the opportunity to start building good money management principles from as early as possible. This in turn can set them up for a […]

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