ECONOMY

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Metropolitan cites obscure rule to withhold full amount of interest from Durbanville man

Company denies claim but offers to pay half as “goodwill gesture”

By Madison Yauger - 2 December 2019
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Elderly couple rewards kind stranger with … a business

Rhadi’s Meat Place is booming

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 2 December 2019
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Trade union pension funds sit with billions of rands in unclaimed benefits

R19 billion owed to beneficiaries in metal industry

By Ciaran Ryan - 26 November 2019
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Picket at Saldanha Steel over plant closure

“Despite what the company says, we will not give up”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 November 2019
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Battle to recover R42 billion in unclaimed pension money

Plans to march to Parliament

By Ciaran Ryan - 19 November 2019
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Greenmarket Square traders ask government to address refugee situation

Some traders on the square have closed up shop because their business has been disrupted

By Madison Yauger - 15 November 2019
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Climate change plagues Western Cape agriculture

Farmers in Oudtshoorn estimate the drought has lost them billions of rands

By Madison Yauger - 6 November 2019
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Informal traders protest in Mitchells Plain

Protesters demand safer trading environment

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 November 2019
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Cofimvaba traders fear being evicted

Municipality plans to renovate business centre

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 October 2019
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Low wages are not just the farmers’ fault, says US activist

Baldemar Velásquez shares experience at farm worker conference

By Barbara Maregele and Tariro Washinyira - 22 October 2019
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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