Source: U.S. Embassy in Egypt |

The United States and the Ministry of Higher Education Inaugurate Career Centers at Tanta University to Prepare Students for Job Market

The Tanta University Career Centers will provide opportunities for students to explore paths to successful careers in established industries, to improve their skills, and to network with Egypt’s leading companies

The United States and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research inaugurated two Centers for Career Development at Tanta University to prepare students for the workforce and connect them with jobs. The Tanta University Career Centers will provide opportunities for students to explore paths to successful careers in established…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

United States Awards $25,000 To Promote Entrepreneurship for Meheba Refugees

This grant, awarded through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund to non-profit organization Caritas Czech Republic Zambia, will enable the organization to leverage its existing expertise and infrastructure

The U.S. government (through the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) has awarded a $25,000 grant to improve livelihood opportunities for refugees and host communities in the Meheba refugee camp. Located in Kalumbila District, North Western Province, the Meheba camp is the largest refugee settlement in Zambia, with approximately…

Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour on compliance with labour laws

Any violence in seeking to identify areas of noncompliance with the law is counterproductive to the principle of labour market stability and labour peace

The principle of fair labour practice is a fundamental right that is enshrined and guaranteed in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa which is the supreme law of the land. Furthermore, the Labour Relations Act of 1995; and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 give effect…

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

Equipping Ethiopian Farmers to Earn an Income

SELD aims to address the issue of food insecurity

The Shurmo Education and Livelihood Development (SELD) project in Ethiopia has been supported through our Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) partnership with International Needs Australia (INA) for many years. INA’s in-country partner is Bole Bible Baptist Church Childcare and Development (BBBC). Together, they help to develop local skills to ensure updated, productive and effective…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Parliament Welcomes the 2021/2022 Salary Agreement between Nehawu and the South African Legislature Employers' Organisation

Parliament’s management reiterated their commitment towards ensuring the safety of all the employees and other stakeholders on the Parliamentary precinct

Parliament welcomes the 2021/22 salary agreement between NEHAWU and the South African Legislature Employers' Organisation, representing Provincial legislatures and Parliament. The two bodies concluded the negotiations on Friday and reached an agreement as follows: An annual increase of 1,5% on the total salary package of all employees in the legislative…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Western Cape Provincial Government |

Western Cape on 27% recovery in international trips for December 2021

Early airport data shows 27% recovery in international trips for December 2021, compared to December 2019

The Western Cape Government is concerned with the decline in international passenger numbers recorded at Cape Town International Airport since December 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic began.  While domestic tourism increased notably between 2020 and 2021, providing a very welcomed relief for the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western…

Source: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) |

UNCDF supports Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato Factory to Leverage Local Economic development in rural Tanzania

Through its Local Finance Initiative (LFI), UNCDF supported Maswa DC with a US$ 100,000 seed capital grant to cover the cost of connecting the factory to the national grid electricity

Maswa District Council (DC) is among the six districts of the Simiyu region, the second poorest region in Tanzania with a population of 377,292 people (51 percent of which are women). Approximately, 57 percent of children under five (6-59 months) and 53.7 percent of pregnant women aged 19-49 years have…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Moroccan Economic Growth could Accelerate with the Full Implementation of Broad-Based Reforms

Fixed capital accumulation has been the main driver of growth, with limited productivity gains and an insufficient contribution of labor despite a favorable demographic situation

In order to achieve broad-based growth and job creation, the sustained implementation of a multifaceted and ambitious reform agenda will be essential, according to the World Bank’s Morocco Economic Monitor, January 2022: From Recovery to Acceleration. The report analyzes the growth performance of the Moroccan economy over past decades. Thus far,…

Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour on deadline to submit employment equity reports

The submission of annual equity plans is prescribed in accordance with the Employment Equity Act

Deadline to submit employment equity reports draws nigh The deadline for employers to submit their annual 2021 employment equity (EE) reports is 15 January 2022.  The submission of annual equity plans is prescribed in accordance with the Employment Equity Act. The reporting window opened on 1 September 2021 for both…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Completes the Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and the First Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Concludes the 2021 Article IV Consultation for Senegal

Senegal’s three-year PCI was approved on January 10, 2020

Recent indicators suggest that a strong recovery is underway, driven by industrial production, services, and retail activity. COVID-19 case numbers remain comparatively low and about 14 percent of the adult population is vaccinated. Performance under the program remains satisfactory. Concurrently with the PCI, the SCF/SBA arrangements are helping support the…