UNEMPLOYMENT

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A lifetime without an ID document

Thoko Nzimande is 63 and she has never had an identity document

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 August 2019
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I queue for a living

Limpopo man employs five people and charges R50 per queue

By Barbara Maregele - 15 August 2019
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People flock to live at Pietermaritzburg dump site

“This has become a home for many of us”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 July 2019
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Zwelihle Renewal demands lists of names of immigrants employed in Hermanus

“Gangster type approach” says human rights activist

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 July 2019
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PE residents stop street works to demand jobs

Municipality condemns disruption of service

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 July 2019
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No shelters for Johannesburg’s homeless

City says 10,000 people are living on its streets, but it only funds one shelter

By Chris Gilili - 8 July 2019
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Women and unemployed young men dodge trains to scavenge for coal

People hunt for coal that has fallen off trains along the Brakpan–Springs line

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 July 2019
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Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

“When it rains, it’s trouble. Guys are falling all the time.”

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 2 July 2019
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The people of Plastic City cannot even afford zinc shacks

People live in homes built of discarded board and plastic next to a Brakpan dump site

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 June 2019
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Desperation as men and women looking for work on the roadside say they will “do anything” for money

Scramble for part-time work in Brakpan

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 June 2019
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Crime prevention volunteers in KZN vow to fight termination of contracts

MEC’s private sector plan criticised

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 June 2019
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City of Cape Town demolishes “illegal” roadside stalls

Councillor says stall users intended to occupy land

By Velani Ludidi - 10 June 2019
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Herding cattle in Gauteng to send every cent possible to Lesotho

Kopano Lekau works seven days a week as a herdsman to earn R2,000 a month

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 7 June 2019
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Community clean up turns waste into arts and crafts

Clean My Space initiative in Khayelitsha has ballooned to 180 members

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 7 June 2019
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Community safety volunteers demand jobs in KZN

Department of Community Safety and Liaison has R33 million budget for volunteers

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 June 2019
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Security guards demand employment from PE municipality

Guards march to City Hall

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 June 2019