Unemployment

Traders at the historic Salt River Market will be excluded from new City development

“This is our livelihood, my bread and butter” says trader

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News | 17 August 2022

Most applicants for Social Relief of Distress grants are young

Approximately 600,000 SRD grant applicants hold tertiary qualifications

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Brief | 5 August 2022

Seasonal farm workers struggle for months to get their UIF money

Long queues at De Doorns labour office where the system is often offline

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News | 5 August 2022

Gqeberha’s secret salt harvesters

People who lost their jobs during Covid pandemic turn to abandoned salt pans

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News | 20 July 2022

You can queue at dawn but still not be served at the labour department in Belvillle

“Such a big sacrifice for a simple service — if the process was well managed”

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News | 18 July 2022

Minister proposes increase to Covid grant income threshold

Meanwhile, many R350 grant beneficiaries have been waiting months for their payments

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News | 15 July 2022

Video: Building classrooms from plastic waste in Diepsloot

Local NGO turns plastic waste into eco-bricks

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Video | 12 July 2022

Activists takes government to court over “unfair” R350 grant application rules

They say at least 10 million applicants are still waiting for their R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant payments since April

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News | 23 June 2022

Jobs for homeless people at stake as stimulus funding ends

City says National Treasury funding created more than 3,000 temporary jobs during the pandemic

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News | 15 June 2022

Cape Town housing project brought to a halt in protest over jobs

Delft residents demand work on Symphony Way project

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News | 9 June 2022

Hankey residents force seasonal workers out of town in violent clashes

“How can we be called foreigners in our land?” asks migrant worker from Lusikisiki

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News | 6 June 2022

Making a little money from filling in potholes

Taxis pay Philippi trio to make roads a bit better

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News | 1 June 2022

Jobseekers queue in hope of short-term contracts

City of Cape Town’s Expanded Public Works Programme registration drive draws a crowd

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News | 27 May 2022

We can beat unemployment through state jobs schemes, says former Treasury official

South Africa can afford a much bigger public employment programme, argues top economist

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News | 25 May 2022

Post Office no longer paying R350 grant

Beneficiaries must now collect their money at retail stores or USave

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News | 12 May 2022

Young people have to choose between eating and looking for work, survey finds

The cost of looking for employment is too high, say researchers

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News | 6 May 2022