ECONOMY

Unemployed youths threaten to shut shopping mall

Local young men and women are demanding jobs at a Port Elizabeth shopping centre

By Joseph Chirume - 18 September 2020

Hopes for new Cape Town restaurant after Covid-19 devastated industry

“Local everything” should be industry’s new focus, says restaurateur

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 September 2020

Uitenhage councillor excludes ward committee members for squabbling over projects

Committee members accuse the councillor of withholding money

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 September 2020

City appeals against provincial authorisation of R4 billion River Club development

Environment department cites several concerns, particularly the risk of flooding

By Steve Kretzmann - 17 September 2020

Report shows how lenders prey on social grant recipients

Low-risk loans but high interest rates

By James Stent - 15 September 2020

Reopen events, say Gauteng entertainers

“There’s no food anymore. There’s no income.”

By Elna Schütz - 11 September 2020

Lockdown has left South Africa drowning in debt

Loan repayment holiday offered by banks could cost borrowers more than R20 billion

By Ciaran Ryan - 20 August 2020

Not introducing a Basic Income Grant could be “disastrous” says ANC report

Proposal is for R500 a month for everyone aged 18 to 59

By James Stent - 30 July 2020

Covid-19: Children eat wild plants to survive as hunger explodes

New survey shows hunger doubled since lockdown

By Justin Brown - 16 July 2020

Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?

Food and social grant commitments have fallen woefully short

By Jeremy Seekings - 3 July 2020

Budget breaks President Ramaphosa’s promise, say economists

Economists ask Parliament to reject Budget

Signatories of open letter to Parliament's finance committee - 1 July 2020

Immigrant tradesmen accuse police of harassment

Johannesburg Metro police say they are enforcing Covid-19 regulations

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 June 2020

Edcon business rescuers ask for 157% increase

Union objects and will approach Ministry of Trade and Industry

By Tania Broughton - 23 June 2020

Young carpenter turns dumped wood into curios

Ulundi Mpulu, 21, founded House of Pallets, a curio shop and African kitchen

By Joseph Chirume - 11 June 2020

“We are not doing any business” says street vendor

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector

By Zoë Postman - 9 June 2020

Shack dwellers’ vegetable co-operative funds new toilets, masks and sanitisers

Vegetable gardens have changed life in Durban informal settlement

By Nokulunga Majola - 4 June 2020