ECONOMY

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Breaking the cycle of poverty in Louis Trichardt

Zimbabwean woman makes money from recycling cardboard

By Bernard Chiguvare - 6 June 2019
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Informal traders in PE want municipality to build stalls and toilets

“If the municipality fails to intervene, we will end up bankrupt”

By Joseph Chirume - 30 May 2019
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Ward councillor locked out of her office

Uitenhage small businesses demand share of road project

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 May 2019
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Stokvel women have become mashonisas

Pressure is on stokvel members to lend money at very high rates of interest

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 May 2019
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Norris Phaswana was left to fend for his family at 15. Today he is a successful trader

“I am able to educate and provide food for my family from this business”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 16 May 2019
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“I raised my children by selling home brewed beer”

Traditional beer is cheap and popular in Tsakane township

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 2 May 2019
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“We hope we will be the last generation of waste pickers to face these difficulties”

Government releases guidelines for municipalities to integrate Informal waste pickers into the economy

By Zoë Postman - 15 April 2019
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Greenmarket Square not what it used to be, say traders

Although almost every available stall space is taken, traders say business has been dropping year after year

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 April 2019
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Eastern Cape immigrant shop owners say they pay for protection from “xenophobia”

Last week immigrant-owned shops in Cofimvaba were shut down for a day by SANCO

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 12 April 2019
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Makhado municipality fails to keep promise

No sign of promised markets upgrade

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 April 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Civil society directors should make their salaries public

Coyness over what we earn is the current etiquette, but it needs to change.

By GroundUp Editors - 29 March 2019
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Selling prickly pears by the side of the road

This is not a job for the weak, says Uitenhage woman

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2019
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RDP house on sale for R1.7 million

Risky purchase says property consultant

By GroundUp correspondent - 25 February 2019
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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