UNEMPLOYMENT

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

Councillor accused of demanding sex for job

150 residents protest in small Eastern Cape town to demand he be removed

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 8 September 2020

“I don’t want my daughters to end up like me” says sugarcane worker

Nobuhle Mkhize with her five daughters and six grandchildren face the poverty trap

By Nokulunga Majola - 4 September 2020

Families face eviction from one of Gauteng’s iconic buildings

“I can’t believe that l am losing my home again” says 60-year-old woman

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 31 August 2020

Alexandra gogo feeds families that “fell through the cracks” during lockdown

Sylvia Mvumvu makes food packages at her home

By Zoë Postman - 28 August 2020

Unemployed Uitenhage men are making food gardening “fashionable” again

Food garden developed during the Covid-19 lockdown is showing results

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 August 2020

Unemployed young men fix the roads the municipality cannot manage

Taxi association says the R61 from Lusikisiki to Flagstaff is potholed and dangerous

By Sibahle Siqathule - 19 August 2020

Covid Village occupiers live in limbo

Minister Sisulu to discuss N2 occupation with Cabinet, says Mbulelo Ncedana

By Vincent Lali - 3 August 2020

Twenty arrested after shops of foreign nationals looted and torched

Human rights groups have criticised government’s inaction to deal with xenophobic attacks

By Lwazi Nongauza - 31 July 2020

Residents’ association wants activist’s soup kitchen closed

“Feed them in their areas” says association chairperson

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 July 2020

“I can’t even feed my children” says unemployed farmworker

Seasonal workers take farm owner to CCMA for “unfair dismissal and illegal eviction”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 30 July 2020

Family of 13 living in a shack have “tried everything” but “there are just no jobs”

“I am trying my best to get them a house or a decent place to live in,” says ward councillor

By Nokulunga Majola - 29 July 2020

24 arrested in protest against Pietermaritzburg ward councillor

“I was chosen by people of ward 29 not by a few individuals” says ANC’s Spha Madlala

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 July 2020

At least four arrested during #ServeUsPlease protest

Police use a water cannon and stun grenades to disperse about 200 peaceful protesters

By Ashraf Hendricks and Zoë Postman - 24 July 2020

Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs

By Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki - 22 July 2020

Workers in Cape wine industry face “job massacre”

Over a dozen wine farms are taking government to court over the new blanket ban on alcohol sales

By Tania Broughton - 21 July 2020