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69-year-old woman scrap collector sleeps by the roadside

Eastern Cape women spend weeks on the road collecting ferrous metals

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 10 December 2018
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Nepotism in Eastern Cape municipality to be probed

Investigation follows weeks of protests in Stutterheim

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 November 2018
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15-year-old dream comes true for young entrepreneurs

New township bakery creates jobs for the youth of Duncan Village

By Chris Gilili - 13 November 2018
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“The struggle for work in East London is hell”

Unemployed men wait on the side of the road for work

By Chris Gilili - 12 November 2018
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Hiring of “teagirl” sparks protest in Uitenhage

Anger over employment procedure at sewer project

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 July 2018
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R6,000 compensation not enough says Ekurhuleni worker

Former participants in municipal job creation programme want permanent jobs

By Zoë Postman - 13 July 2018
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Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits

Unemployed workers will be paid out for up to a full year

By Annie Cebulski - 11 June 2018
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Workers battle to get UIF paid out

Two junior riggers at Tentickle Hiring Services (PTY) Ltd have tried since October to get their unemployment benefit

By Bernard Chiguvare - 21 May 2018

Reservists say defence force has deserted them

“We are suffering and struggling to support our families”

By Zoë Postman - 10 April 2018
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School children recycle waste for food

“This is helping my family very much because my parents do not work,” says seventh-grader

By Joseph Chirume - 3 April 2018
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Waste pickers snubbed by City and Province

“Absence of land is blocking our dream”

By Tariro Washinyira - 2 March 2018
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Eastern Cape’s prickly informal economy

Every year cactuses provides a major income boost for unemployed people who forage and sell the fruit

By Joseph Chirume - 23 February 2018
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Women wait for work on the side of the road

“We cannot give up because we have children that depend on us.”

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 January 2018
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Waiting by the roadside desperate for work

The official unemployment rate in the Eastern Cape has risen to over 32%

By Thembela Ntongana - 1 December 2017
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Swapping “rubbish” for food in Dunoon

Recycle Swop Shop offers unemployed residents an option

By Gill Douglas - 28 August 2017
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Rubbish dump is a hazard for some but a lifeline for others

“I know that the discarded food could be dangerous to the health of me and my child, but I don’t have an option.”

By Joseph Chirume - 30 May 2017