ECONOMY

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Mboweni receives workers’ demands ahead of budget speech

Minister of Finance addressed marchers outside Parliament

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 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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Court orders security company to pay R2.3 million to provident fund

“I just want to do the right thing”, wife of Proexec owner tells court

By Barbara Maregele - 13 February 2019
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Mushroomville waste pickers avoid eviction, for now

“It’s not an easy life but I have to do it to support my family back home”

By Zoë Postman - 4 February 2019
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Protestors demand R70 billion compensation for inventor of please call me service

Movement says it is making plans to shut down Vodacom service

By Zoë Postman and GroundUp Staff - 31 January 2019
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Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

But the cost of taking goods back rises over Christmas

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 December 2018
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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