UNEMPLOYMENT

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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
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Old mortuary becomes a home for the living

“Some people call us crazy … but it’s home, sweet home”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 5 November 2019
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The dangerous trade of the coal hunter

Stealing coal from goods trains to make a living

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 September 2019
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A lifetime without an ID document

Thoko Nzimande is 63 and she has never had an identity document

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 August 2019
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I queue for a living

Limpopo man employs five people and charges R50 per queue

By Barbara Maregele - 15 August 2019
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People flock to live at Pietermaritzburg dump site

“This has become a home for many of us”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 July 2019
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Zwelihle Renewal demands lists of names of immigrants employed in Hermanus

“Gangster type approach” says human rights activist

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 July 2019
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PE residents stop street works to demand jobs

Municipality condemns disruption of service

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 July 2019
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No shelters for Johannesburg’s homeless

City says 10,000 people are living on its streets, but it only funds one shelter

By Chris Gilili - 8 July 2019
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Women and unemployed young men dodge trains to scavenge for coal

People hunt for coal that has fallen off trains along the Brakpan–Springs line

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 July 2019
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Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

“When it rains, it’s trouble. Guys are falling all the time.”

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 2 July 2019
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The people of Plastic City cannot even afford zinc shacks

People live in homes built of discarded board and plastic next to a Brakpan dump site

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 June 2019
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Desperation as men and women looking for work on the roadside say they will “do anything” for money

Scramble for part-time work in Brakpan

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 June 2019
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Crime prevention volunteers in KZN vow to fight termination of contracts

MEC’s private sector plan criticised

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 June 2019