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Are unfair job interviews why more than half South Africans earn R4 200 p/mth?

Interviewers are biased towards the company they recruit for, they want 'bang for buck.' Exploitative companies search for the most talented individuals willing to accept low rates. The working poor and income inequality are rising. Although job applicants are exploited regardless of colour, age or qualification, woman and black people remain worse off. INTERVIEW POLITICS…
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Truworths Market Related Salary Comedy

I've criticised the Truworths recruitment strategy targeting vulnerable youth, withholding information and tricking applicants to discriminatory interviews. Truworths doesn't disclose salary ranges in adverts claiming it's 'market related' offers would be misunderstood and that applicants have fair opportunity to negotiate at an interview.  Truworths Fashions Truths That Trap Truworths is a Cape Town-based, South African clothing retailer,…
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Are Truworths Job Ads Legal?

Truworths, like many foolish lemmings, argue that if others do it they can do it too. Many recruitment adverts target unemployed youth and new market entrants (first-time job seekers) using unfair recruitment strategies. Adverts often fail to disclose pay or information that applicants can use to inform their job choice at that specific company. Their…
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SA Pay and Learnership Stipend Regulations

Perceptions of how much South Africans earn and how pay is negotiated can disappoint learners earning a stipend. This post tables minimum stipend levels and covers salary trends across trades and occupations such as teachers and plumbers. Stipends have increased over the years, check here for latest regulations.  Department of Labour establishes minimum Learner pay…
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