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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
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CPUT nursing students say residences are not secure

Athlone campus SRC deny college management met with them

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 15 February 2019
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Load shedding is killing small businesses

“We are losing profits. Our clients are impatient and always in a hurry. They can’t wait for about two and a half hours.”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana, Thembela Ntongana and Tariro Washinyira - 15 February 2019
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Buffalo City mum on its shoddy RDP houses

Residents say they occupied the poorly built, incomplete houses after they had stood empty for six months

By Lisekho Madikane - 15 February 2019
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Nelisa Pambane travels hundreds of kilometers to sell scrap metal

“I may not be employed but I will never let my children and me starve.”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 15 February 2019
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Hundreds left homeless after shack fire in Dunoon

People have lost everything in the fire, but luckily there were no fatalities

By Peter Luhanga - 15 February 2019
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Stellenbosch builds world class institute to investigate deadly diseases

R1 billion Biomedical Research Institute will be ready by 2022

By Elsabé Brits - 15 February 2019
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Changing the way our colleges work is key to reducing unemployment

Business should inform curricula to prepare South Africa for the fourth industrial revolution, writes Business Unity SA CEO Tanya Cohen

By Tanya Cohen - 15 February 2019
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PRASA says rail enforcement units are succeeding

Capetonians spend more time in traffic because people have stopped using Metrorail, says city councillor

By Ashraf Hendricks - 14 February 2019
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NEHAWU begins nationwide shutdown of colleges

Shutdown “indefinite” until demands are met says national spokesperson

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 February 2019
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Grahamstown residents queue for hours for water

Ageing infrastructure and drought blamed

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 February 2019