UNEMPLOYMENT

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“Our entire livelihoods are coming to a standstill” says waste picker

Informal sector workers’ plea to be included in UIF provisions during the lockdown

By Zoë Postman - 27 March 2020
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Covid-19: New UIF provisions may help workers

But labour lawyer has his doubts and the Fund is “inundated with enquiries from businesses”

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 March 2020
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Hospital general staff down tools

Uitenhage Provincial Hospital management to meet with union on Monday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 March 2020
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Pensioner helps himself and his neighbourhood by recycling from illegal dumps

“The illegal dumping sites are a nuisance to our health and to the environment,” says PE resident Ntsokolo Konzapi

By Joseph Chirume - 13 March 2020
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Former PE municipal workers demand jobs

Unions want immediate implementation of 2018 resolution to make workers permanent

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 11 March 2020
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Councillor must fall, say Soweto White City residents

Councillor Ntombizodwa Nxumalo says protests are politically motivated

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 28 February 2020
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Women make a living picking through scrap metal

“It’s amazing what valuable pieces one can find … Maybe one day l will even find gold”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 February 2020
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Real Jobs Summit proposes ways to tackle unemployment

Cry of the Xcluded campaigners will march to Parliament to mark Budget Day

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 February 2020
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Campaigners launch The Real Jobs Summit ahead of budget speech

About 150 protesters marched to Parliament on Monday under the banner of Cry of the Xcluded campaign

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 25 February 2020
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Protest theatre comes to the Waterfront

Cry of the Xcluded is a campaign against unemployment

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 February 2020
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Precarious life for immigrant job-seekers

Suburban Johannesburg street corners attract many people seeking casual work

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 18 February 2020
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Osizweni residents cry foul on road construction jobs

Their names were drawn, but they never got the promised work

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 4 December 2019
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Picket at Saldanha Steel over plant closure

“Despite what the company says, we will not give up”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 November 2019
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Unemployed nurses demand vacant hospital posts be filled

Over 200 nurses marched to the KZN Department of Health in Pietermaritzburg

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 November 2019
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Climate change plagues Western Cape agriculture

Farmers in Oudtshoorn estimate the drought has lost them billions of rands

By Madison Yauger - 6 November 2019
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Ex-political prisoner dies, leaving family in poverty

Albert Tywili was one of the Upington 14

By Selby Nomnganga - 6 November 2019