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Unemployed for three years, Thulani Ngwenya believes entrepreneurship is the way to go

“There are many opportunities in our townships, it is just a matter of finding them.”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 February 2019
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Shackdwellers’ homes destroyed on Valentine’s Day

City of Cape Town says shacks were unoccupied but residents disagree

By Velani Ludidi - 20 February 2019
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1,000 families move onto vacant land as mayor freezes evictions

Residents name settlement “Bobani Village” after Nelson Mandela Bay mayor

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 February 2019
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“I want all my rapists to be arrested”

Rape survivor says the police have failed her time and again

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 February 2019
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COSATU calls for VAT increase to be scrapped

Union federation marches in Cape Town ahead of budget speech tomorrow

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 February 2019
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Concern over high number of vigilante killings in PE

At least 13 people killed in past four months

By Joseph Chirume - 19 February 2019
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Angry residents shut down clinic

Patients say clinic is understaffed and service is poor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 February 2019
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NEHAWU shuts down TVET colleges in Pietermaritzburg

Colleges have been closed since Thursday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 February 2019
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Controversy follows colourful Australian mining magnate

Mark Caruso has made a handsome profit from South Africa’s natural resources

By John Yeld - 19 February 2019
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Farmers, miners and immigrants battle for land at old Vlakfontein mine

Moses Skosana has no title deed although he has been farming on the old mine compound for eight years

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 February 2019
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Students shut down Mangosuthu University

University “shocked” by protest; asks for evidence of outstanding payment claims

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 February 2019
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How to reduce unemployment? Two opposing views

How do we reduce unemployment? That is possibly the most important policy question facing South Africa.

By GroundUp Editors - 18 February 2019
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Low wages will not solve South Africa’s unemployment problem, argues economist

Growth in manufacturing is essential but not at the expense of workers

By Aidan Jones - 18 February 2019
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South Africa’s failure to create manufacturing jobs

To reduce unemployment South Africa needs to prioritise labour-intensive work instead of higher wages, write professors Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass

By Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass - 18 February 2019
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Lawlessness at Gupta mines was behind deadly tragedy

Men trapped underground at Gloria Coal Mine were allegedly stealing cable

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 February 2019
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CPUT shuts building after flood

One student arrested, suspected of causing flood and “more arrests expected to follow in due course”

By Velani Ludidi - 18 February 2019