ECONOMY

Waste pickers’ livelihoods at risk in Johannesburg

Informal reclaimers say the expansion of Pikitup into recycling will leave them without an income

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7 May 2021

Last-minute call to extend Covid-19 grant

Grant due to end on 30 April

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29 April 2021

Immigrant traders demand to know why City of Cape Town has moved them

City says the move allows access to emergency vehicles, but traders say their spots have simply been taken over by locals

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29 April 2021

Protesters call for CCMA budget cuts to be reversed

Workers coming to the CCMA for help are often told to lodge complaints online

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21 April 2021

Coega residents torch buses and trucks, demand jobs

Coega says more than 86% of its workforce is local

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21 April 2021

Spaza shop owners demand better policing in KwaNobuhle

Policing forum commits to have patrols increased to twice a day

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20 April 2021

Villagers march to Makhado to demand services and job opportunities

Mayor acknowledges that there are service challenges

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16 April 2021

National Arts Festival may go live again

Makhanda residents hoping for a better year

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13 April 2021

High demand for contraceptive pills smuggled in from Zimbabwe

The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities

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9 April 2021

Centurion recyclers battle against eviction

“All we ask is that they be moved to a permanent place where they will be able to work and feed their families”

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29 March 2021

Immigrant shop owners say they are victims of extortion

One Tsakane shop owner is trying to recoup losses of over R50k

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25 March 2021

UCT students start occupation to protest financial exclusion

The university says there are over 1,600 students with debt, amounting to R88 million

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12 March 2021

Market stalls built by municipality left to rot for years

Giyani hawkers want to know why stalls were never allocated

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23 February 2021

“God always puts something out for us” says scrap collector

Even shack fires can be an opportunity

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22 February 2021

Unemployed people wait in vain at company gates

Job-seekers in Germiston sit outside major local employer hoping for work

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17 February 2021