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The Status quo remains the same on the unemployment crisis in South Africa

No one should have the right to tell an unemployed person at what price they can sell their labour. We are in the middle of a crisis of unemployment and the unemployed people are crying for freedom. Give them back their freedom, so that they can make their own decisions about their own lives and the lives of their families.

Wed Jun 08 2022 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The minimum wage traps unemployed people in poverty

A caring government would listen to the unemployed people whom they claim to represent and put to the test the proposed solutions that will address the scourge of unemployment. The government must write our proposed Job Seekers Exemption Certificate into law and any unemployed individual must be able to voluntarily apply for it.

Sun May 22 2022 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Mr President, here’s how to Create Jobs

We call on Ramaphosa to ignore the politicisation of the unemployment crisis and involve the unemployed in the decision-making needed to solve the unemployment scourge.

Mon Feb 28 2022 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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BUSINESS IS NOT THE ENEMY OF THE UNEMPLOYED

Our Langeberg Unemployed Forum have noted with great concern the bullying of businesses in Gauteng by some who say they represent the unemployed people of South Africa. They demand that unemployed people must be employed and want to use force to make employers agree to their demands. We want to state categorically that we associate ourselves with the struggles of the unemployed, wherever they might be, but we disagree with anyone who wants to use force to achieve their objective.

Mon Feb 14 2022 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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A Catastrophic Year for the Unemployed

Langeberg Unemployed Forum calls for a reversal of tragic, calamitous and outrageous national jobless situation

Tue Dec 14 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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More Shocking Unemployment Numbers as Released by Stats SA

No one should have the right to tell an unemployed person at what price they can sell their labour. We are in the middle of a crisis of unemployment and the unemployed people are crying for freedom. Give them back their freedom, we say, so that they can make their own decisions about their own lives and the lives of their families.

Mon Nov 29 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Unemployed People of South Africa Unite for Your Rights

Are our members of Parliament not ashamed that our country has the largest percentage of unemployed people in the world? Are they happy to know that SA also has the largest percentage of unemployed people? And to add to that, the number of young people who are not being educated is increasing. The only way to stop this creeping national paralysis is to get the nation working. And the best way to do that is with JSEC.

Thu Nov 25 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Human rights and scratching for food on rubbish dumps!

Until the people of South Africa understand why the cancer of poverty is making searching in rubbish dumps the only way for some of our unfortunate brothers and sisters to stay alive, this shocking blight on our country will be with us.

Tue Nov 09 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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PRESS RELEASE: SAHRC refuses to protect the constitutional rights of the unemployed

We repeat our request to the SAHRC to investigate our complaint that the rights of what is now 11.9 million unemployed people. The rights of our people are being violated by a supposed democratic parliament and government that inflicts misery on the unemployed and their natural employers, small businesses, and households.

Mon Nov 08 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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PRESS RELEASE: Give us back our freedom to make our own decisions about our own lives, say the unemployed

Shocking stats reveal that 75% of young South Africans are unemployed

Sun Jun 06 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Unemployed people of South Africa must unite for rights

Truth must be told, those we voted into the positions of power do not have the interests of the unemployed at heart. We are watching as they squander state resources for the benefit of their families and friends.

Thu May 27 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Langeberg Unemployed Forum protest at SA Human Rights Commission

We will not rest until the Commission does a full investigation of our detailed complaint and sends us a proper reply that we can share with the millions of unfortunate unemployed people of our nation.

Sat May 01 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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What kind of freedoms will SA’s unemployed enjoy on Freedom Day?

Unemployed people will not celebrate Freedom Day until they are free from the chains of unemployment and until they are free to negotiate the basic conditions of employment and wages with the potential employer and agree on a contract that best suits them both without any interference from any third party.

Thu Apr 29 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Does the minister of labour and employment mean what he said?

The Langeberg Unemployed Forum calls for the unemployed to be exempted from labour
laws, including the National Minimum Wage Act. We looked for a solution that would not
cause any harm to people who already have jobs but would allow the unemployed to get
jobs, and found that the only way to make this work is to give the unemployed the right to
decide for themselves what level of wage and working conditions they are prepared to
accept.

Sat Mar 27 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Raising limits of minimum wage law will plunge jobless into deeper suffering

Though the argument put forward is about benefiting lower-income people, it discriminates against the unemployed while unfairly protecting only the employed

Mon Feb 15 2021 08:37:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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PRESS RELEASE: Langeberg Unemployed Forum want to protect our communities from Covid -19

We think Ivermectin should become available as soon as possible to the doctors and hospitals for the treatment of their patients.

Mon Feb 01 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Latest statistics show no relief for the unemployed

There is a simple answer. Liberate the unemployed. Let them decide for themselves for how much they will do a job.

Mon Nov 23 2020 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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The unemployed can contribute but laws and unions block them

Unemployment was already high before the lockdown. It is now so high that Statisics
South Africa does not seem to be able to tell us how many people are unemployed.

Mon Nov 09 2020 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Unemployment: The dream is still deferred

We must not shy away from pursuing every available job, including low-paid
jobs for the townships in particular

Sun Sep 27 2020 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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SA’s 10.23 million jobless must stand together against Goliath

Since the national minimum wage was gazetted, more doors have been shut in the faces of the unemployed.

Sat Aug 01 2020 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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