ECONOMY

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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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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
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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