ECONOMY

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Chickens pay for guest house

Serial entrepreneur Nthabiseng Moshoeshoe has opened a guest house in Mfuleni

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 October 2019
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Claiming the wasted opportunities in recycling

Pilot project in Brixton and Auckland Park brings informal waste pickers and residents together to benefit both

By Zoë Postman - 16 October 2019
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Peter Chihoro cycles up to 80km a day fetching wood to make brooms

Zimbabwean has been making brooms for ten years

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 15 October 2019
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Generations of Cape Town flower traders cut it in the city market

“Everybody in the family is here, cousins, aunties and great aunties”

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 28 August 2019
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Small business owners shut down civil engineering project in Uitenhage

The group is demanding 30% of the value of an erosion control contract

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 23 August 2019
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A lifetime without an ID document

Thoko Nzimande is 63 and she has never had an identity document

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 August 2019
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I queue for a living

Limpopo man employs five people and charges R50 per queue

By Barbara Maregele - 15 August 2019
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After 25 years of waiting for government, Ncwadi erupts in protests

“Now that we are doing what other communities are doing, police shoot at us. Protesting is the last option but we had no choice.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 July 2019
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Man set alight in scuffle over municipal tender

Small business owner Vuyani Zinto says a ward committee member poured petrol over him when he tried to stop a fencing and flooring project

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 26 July 2019
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How the Barn is helping Khayelitsha’s entrepreneurs

Non-profit technology hub offers office space for people to run their businesses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 July 2019
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People flock to live at Pietermaritzburg dump site

“This has become a home for many of us”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 July 2019
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Debt collectors Flemix & Associates face disciplinary action at Legal Practice Council

Law Clinic lawyer says hearing against Flemix is a significant step in reforming the micro-lending industry

By Barbara Maregele - 22 July 2019
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Newcastle residents say coal mine puts them in danger

Informal mining is causing houses to crack

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 22 July 2019
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Loyiso Basso left gang life to open a restaurant

Mgoli’s corner in Khayelitsha has been running for two years

By Velani Ludidi - 17 July 2019
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No shelters for Johannesburg’s homeless

City says 10,000 people are living on its streets, but it only funds one shelter

By Chris Gilili - 8 July 2019
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Life in Plastic City is hard, but being an immigrant makes it worse

Mozambican immigrants and Xitsonga-speakers say they are discriminated against

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 8 July 2019