Unemployment

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

Hundreds of city centre security guards suspended in Cape Town

The workers want the Cape Town Central City Improvement District to intervene after accusing Phangela Group of demoting security guards and racism

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News | 26 April 2022

R9.3-million and nothing to show for Limpopo tourism project

Government says the project is discontinued

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News | 22 April 2022

Residents of Kirkwood join farm workers to shut down Eastern Cape town

The workers are demanding higher wages and the residents of the town demand electricity, water and a police station

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Brief | 20 April 2022

SASSA not processing new applications for the R350 Covid grant

The agency says it’s waiting for Department of Social Development to finalise amended regulations

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News | 19 April 2022

“I struggle to study because I’m thinking about where my next meal will come from”

Students at South Cape College’s Bitou Campus say their NSFAS allowances have not been paid

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News | 1 April 2022

City-run hostel has been hijacked by criminals

City of Johannesburg blames the deplorable state of the building on frequent incidents of vandalism and theft

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News | 29 March 2022

“We have nowhere to go” say Mamelodi occupiers as eviction looms

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements have obtained a court order to evict occupants of government-owned apartments

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News | 28 March 2022