UIF applicants forced to break Covid-19 curfew rule

Some people say they queue from 3am outside Department of Labour offices in Port Elizabeth


27 January 2021

Covid-19 beach closures threaten the livelihoods of car guards

“This job gave me a sense of independence and pride”


25 January 2021

“I have tried all the tricks … but with no success” says frustrated Covid-19 grant applicant

Despite new Post Office system, snaking queues are the norm in Port Elizabeth


22 January 2021

Their mother died in 2018. Since then this family of five has survived on child support grants

There are over 30,000 child headed households in South Africa


18 January 2021

Covid-19: Long tightly packed queues outside labour department

People battling with online applications have flocked to local centres, causing overcrowding


14 January 2021

Kensington housing renovated by “exceptional artisans” from informal settlement

Body corporate hires unemployed local artisans


17 December 2020

Child drowns in Philippi dam

Community leader says they have been pleading for years for the area to be fenced


10 December 2020

Tsakane tense after residents close down immigrant-owned shops

At least five new shops have been closed down


30 November 2020

Horse grooms can claim UIF, rules CCMA

Department of Labour’s system showed that they had absconded from work


30 November 2020

Union slams public works programme

Workers whose contracts ended in March are demanding to be reinstated


26 November 2020

Transport employees face retrenchment three months after court victory

In August, the Constitutional Court ordered that 66 workers be insourced by the Road Traffic Management Corporation


25 November 2020

Nyanga youths charge R50 to queue for clients

“Many visit these departments the whole week without being helped because of the long queues”


20 November 2020

Two people arrested during protest for jobs, water and electricity

Effingham shack dwellers feel neglected by the eThekwini Municipality


10 November 2020

Post offices “overwhelmed” with Covid-19 recipients

Over 1.3 million people have been approved for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant in KwaZulu-Natal


6 November 2020

Elsies River youth start garden to feed their community

The pair are set to start a larger garden in the area soon


5 November 2020

Municipal workers threaten to intensify protests

Expanded Public Works Programme workers want permanent jobs


3 November 2020