ECONOMY

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Covid-19: 76 economists say government can do more to protect the economy

Open letter to President Ramaphosa and the Cabinet from South African economists, economic and business analysts

- 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don’t know how they will make it through the next 21 days

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 March 2020
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Covid-19: New UIF provisions may help workers

But labour lawyer has his doubts and the Fund is “inundated with enquiries from businesses”

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 March 2020
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15% of SA’s wealth is in the hands of just 3,500 people, study finds

New estimates confirm extreme inequality

By James Stent - 10 March 2020
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Centuries old fishing method survives in False Bay

In the 1970s there were dozens of trek fishing crews. Today, there are only four left.

By Ellen Elmendorp - 28 February 2020
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Women make a living picking through scrap metal

“It’s amazing what valuable pieces one can find … Maybe one day l will even find gold”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 February 2020
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Budget Day marked by protests and marches

Issues included unemployment, climate change and gender rights

By Ashraf Hendricks, Tariro Washinyira and Vincent Lali - 26 February 2020
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Campaigners launch The Real Jobs Summit ahead of budget speech

About 150 protesters marched to Parliament on Monday under the banner of Cry of the Xcluded campaign

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 25 February 2020
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Precarious life for immigrant job-seekers

Suburban Johannesburg street corners attract many people seeking casual work

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 18 February 2020
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The human cost of South Africa’s unsecured lending explosion

There are examples in the world of responsible lending to poor people, but not here

By Malcolm Rees - 13 February 2020
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Debt collecting firm Flemix fined for dodgy practice

This is a significant step in reforming micro-lending industry, says law clinic attorney

By Barbara Maregele - 5 February 2020
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Khayelitsha man makes lamps from plastic bottles

Siphamandla Ntshewula hopes his invention will help learners study

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 January 2020
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Tough negotiations in US over SA copyright bill

Washington threatens South African exports

By Linda Daniels - 31 January 2020
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We don’t need coal, say protesters at coal conference

Extinction Rebellion calls for the use of solar, wind and tidal power

By Nompumelelo Mahlangu - 30 January 2020
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Heads-up: Making smileys has been in Noluthando Gaika’s family for four generations

Gugulethu business is thriving

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 January 2020
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Good news for 70 pensioners who track down R650,000 in unclaimed pensions

“This may seem small compared to the billions of unclaimed assets, but it is always nice to see a direct impact”

By Ciaran Ryan - 16 January 2020