UNEMPLOYMENT

UIF applicants forced to break Covid-19 curfew rule

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

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27 January 2021

Covid-19 beach closures threaten the livelihoods of car guards

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

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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

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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

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18 January 2021

Covid-19: Long tightly packed queues outside labour department

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

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14 January 2021

Kensington housing renovated by “exceptional artisans” from informal settlement

Body corporate hires unemployed local artisans

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17 December 2020

Child drowns in Philippi dam

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

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10 December 2020

Tsakane tense after residents close down immigrant-owned shops

At least five new shops have been closed down

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30 November 2020

Horse grooms can claim UIF, rules CCMA

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

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30 November 2020

Union slams public works programme

Workers whose contracts ended in March are demanding to be reinstated

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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

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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”

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20 November 2020

Two people arrested during protest for jobs, water and electricity

Effingham shack dwellers feel neglected by the eThekwini Municipality

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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

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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

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5 November 2020

Municipal workers threaten to intensify protests

Expanded Public Works Programme workers want permanent jobs

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3 November 2020