ECONOMY

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Picket against new coal stations at energy summit

Coal-fired power plant plans are “dragging the country’s efforts to address climate change backwards”

By Yann Macherez - 11 December 2018
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69-year-old woman scrap collector sleeps by the roadside

Eastern Cape women spend weeks on the road collecting ferrous metals

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 10 December 2018
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Court ruling provides some relief for borrowers

Maximum interest rate on second loans reduced

By Ciaran Ryan - 7 December 2018
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Informal miners risk their lives to make R25 from a wheelbarrow of coal

Villagers dig for coal in Newcastle

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 5 December 2018
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Bridgetown man makes robots from scrap

I’ve always been good with my hands, says “Robot Man”

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 23 November 2018
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Joburg’s informal traders want better spaces

New association formed to lobby for improved conditions

By Zoë Postman - 21 November 2018
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15-year-old dream comes true for young entrepreneurs

New township bakery creates jobs for the youth of Duncan Village

By Chris Gilili - 13 November 2018
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Cofimvaba’s R2 million traders’ stalls are empty after five years

Vendors say they can’t afford to buy R82 permits from the municipality

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 26 October 2018
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ZimBollar: A guide to Zimbabwe’s black market

In only two months an anonymous Twitter account has grown to over 21,000 followers

By Ray Mwareya - 18 October 2018
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Young, broke and in debt

“Acquiring credit is easy and tempting”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 October 2018
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Former employees to lay charges over provident fund deductions

“It’s a messy situation” wife of Proexec owner tells court

By Barbara Maregele - 11 October 2018
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Homeless poorly treated in Bedfordview

People living on the street say they will resist smear campaigns and persistent attempts to have them removed

By Ian Broughton - 8 October 2018
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Street vendors accuse Buffalo City of empty promises

“There is no support offered to us, although formal businesses get so much attention from the metro.”

By Chris Gilili - 4 October 2018
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Scrap metal yards: “the people’s bank”

As unemployment grows, scrap metal dealers have increased

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 September 2018
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Sea Point company’s owners in legal trouble for failing to pay provident fund

Proexec’s former employees say company failed to pay their provident fund contributions into the fund

By Barbara Maregele - 4 September 2018
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Herds of cows, grunting pigs, chickens and goats invade RDP yards

“We know we are not supposed to live with cattle, but where else can we go?” asks elderly resident

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 August 2018