UNEMPLOYMENT

Homeless man creates unique lampshades from recycled material

Ziggy 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

Soup kitchens in Makhanda struggle to keep up as demand doubles

People running the kitchens say termination of the R350 Covid grant in April is directly linked to the increased demand

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16 July 2021

Rubbish collection stopped by garbage collectors demanding permanent jobs in Kariega

The workers say they were employed as casuals from 2018 until June 2021

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9 July 2021

A thriving trade has sprung up around informal mining in Gauteng

Immigrant traders supply miners with everything from water to socks

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7 July 2021

How the R350 Covid-19 grant helped an artist open his own food stall

#PayTheGrants campaign members renew calls for government to reinstate the grant

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2 July 2021

Desperate Zimbabweans living on the streets of Musina say municipality makes their hard lives worse

“I thought I had grabbed a way of living … but I now live by scavenging from bins”

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1 July 2021

Waiter loses job a second time because of the pandemic

Restaurant staff left without any income as SA goes back to Level 4

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29 June 2021

Protesters open assault case, alleging municipal official pepper-sprayed them

Protesting unemployed security guards were demanding jobs with the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality

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24 June 2021