UNEMPLOYMENT

Makhanda community stops million rand road construction project

They are demanding to be employed in local construction projects in their area

By

17 June 2021

Even the rats have left this household now that the cupboard is empty

Brother and sister used to rely on Covid-19 grant

By

17 June 2021

No vegetables, no fruit: surviving without the Covid-19 grant

Nocawa Maneli of Gqeberha lives off pap and rice supplied by relatives

By

9 June 2021

“We don’t want money, we want jobs”: Ekurhuleni workers go to court

The City’s former employees want employment contracts, not the compensation awarded to them by the Labour Court

By and

26 May 2021

Covid funds for artists: Public Protector intervenes

“Artists are not seen as employees but as freelancers” says performer

By

20 May 2021

Desperate pleas for government to continue Covid-19 grant

“With the grant I could buy food that lasted a month”

By and

18 May 2021

Government buys farm in Ventersdorp for evicted farm workers

The families have been living in community halls after spending nights on the roadside with their belongings

By

13 May 2021

Desperate people queue for last Covid-19 grants

Grant was terminated at the end of April but some payments are still outstanding

By

12 May 2021

We want to move back to the dump site, say former landfill residents

About 100 people who used to live at the Makhanda dump were moved after it was upgraded

By

12 May 2021

Covid-19 land occupiers demand water, toilets and electricity

The group vows to intensify its protest action if the Premier does not respond

By

11 May 2021

Betting World picketed by workers demanding Covid-19 relief funds

The holding company is in business rescue after the pandemic shut down the horse racing industry

By

10 May 2021

Waste pickers’ livelihoods at risk in Johannesburg

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

By

7 May 2021

Urban livestock farmers desperate for grazing land

Pastures have been displaced by land occupation and private game reserve in Colchester

By

4 May 2021

Shack fire claims life of three-year-old

Mother asks for help to bury her son

By

3 May 2021

Long queues at post offices as activists picket for Covid-19 grant extension

”I do not even have money to go back home if I don’t get paid today. I am hungry” says hopeful beneficiary

By , , and

30 April 2021

Last-minute call to extend Covid-19 grant

Grant due to end on 30 April

By

29 April 2021