UNEMPLOYMENT

Activists demand SASSA fix “flawed” Covid-19 grant application process

SASSA says only 8 million of the 13 million people who applied for the R350 grant were approved

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24 September 2021

Unemployed and desperate: Over 100 people sleep outside labour office

Makhado labour office only has two staff members

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21 September 2021

Informal waste reclaimers get World Wildlife Fund award

But the African Reclaimers Organisation says they have still not been integrated into the City of Johannesburg’s waste management plan

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8 September 2021

UIF promises relief for workers affected by July riots

Until 15 December, employees at businesses that have not reopened can receive R3,500 per month

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30 August 2021

Jobseekers flock to proposed Amazon site in Cape Town

Hundreds queue at River Club development in the hope of getting work

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26 August 2021

Families want electricity bills from lockdown to be scrapped

Cape Winelands municipality battling to recover steep outstanding bills

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24 August 2021

How Walter the storyteller escaped homelessness

Like many others he lost his home during lockdown and lived rough

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24 August 2021

Homeless man creates unique lampshades from recycled material

Ziggi Goredema lost his job and home at the start of lockdown and began making and selling the hanging lampshades

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17 August 2021

No water means no service: Hundreds turned away at Gqeberha labour office

The department advised people to visit the Kariega branch or use their online services

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6 August 2021

Wild Coast: is there a future in eco-tourism?

“We are not anti-development” say opponents of mine and toll road

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5 August 2021

Volunteers are fixing looted Soweto markets

“It was scary to see this area go from busy to what felt like a ghost town overnight”

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5 August 2021

The Covid grant should be R585, so everyone can afford to eat

Black Sash launches a report into the implementation and impact of the Covid-19 SRD Grant

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27 July 2021

Winters are the worst nightmare for us, says homeless man in Springs

Last week temperatures dropped to minus 7ºC

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26 July 2021

Atlantis pharmacist feeds hundreds of people weekly

“This is desperation. People are hungry out here. Situations like these are heartbreaking,” says Thahier Alli

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23 July 2021

“Serving from the pot, you pray that the food is enough”

Community soup kitchens say the number of people coming for food has increased in recent months

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23 July 2021

Treasury considering return of Covid-19 grant

Activists have so far collected over 62,000 signatures to petition for the R350 grant to be reintroduced

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20 July 2021