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Youth, Vulnerability and their Power Vote

Half South Africa's population is under 26 Youth can change political will and shift interests in their favour.  South Africans are no strangers to rising unemployment and bad pay challenges. If youth fail to use their political voice they will continue having inadequate protections within the system. Youth Grievances - Where do they go? Mostly…
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What can I do if my pay is unfairly low?

Youth don't respect the outdated standard of keeping your salary top secret when secrets protect inequality.  Unions fail to ensure recruitment processes are fair for job applicants, particularly youth,  thereby allowing them to be manipulated into accepting low wages. What can you do when you realised you accepted an unfair offer? Reflect. What did I…
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“What are your pay expectations?” Interview Advice

Negotiating pay is all about preparation. Applicants who accept an offer and then decline after deciding it's too low, damage their future chances with the recruiting company. Recruiter: What are your pay expectations? Applicant: I'm looking for an opportunity at R10k. Recruiter: That's a bit high! Applicant: Based on my research, I saw that 10k …
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Is Non Disclosure of Pay in Job Ads Equally Fair to Employers and Applicants? #HRMustFall

Most job adverts fail to disclose pay as it places applicants at a disadvantage during negotiations. Recruiters claim applicants can ask pay details at any time, but when applicants are required to ASK for this information, it labels them as problematic. When job adverts don't disclose pay information, opportunity is created for unfair wage negotiations.  …
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Negotiating A Salary? #TalkPay

Are you nervous about negotiating your pay? Taking a look at salary trends is a great way to prepare for this discussion. Here's what pay looked like in South Africa during 2017. Knowledge is muscle. Going to an interview without knowing the salary range on offer or current pay trends for the position you're applying…
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What’s in a Learnership Pay Slip?

Each time learners are paid, the Department of Labour requires that employers give them a pay slip containing certain details. Learners are welcome to register stipend complaints on Keep Climbing. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies in respect of any matter not covered by Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships. Basic Guide to Learnership Pay Slips  Content of…
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Public TVET College Principals and Contacts

Use this list to contact TVET Colleges and see who their principals are.  Access student support services for advice about study opportunities.✌? There are 50 registered and accredited public TVET Colleges in South Africa operating across more than 264 campuses. These spread across  rural and urban areas. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges Student…
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