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Thriving car wash started with one man in a wheelchair

"I have gained my independence, doing things that I didn’t think I would be able to do,” says owner

By Thembela Ntongana - 17 November 2016
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Protesters burn down new hospital wing

They accuse construction company of hiring people from outside the area

By Joseph Chirume - 29 September 2016
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Lethal toll of informal gold mining

While deaths on formal mines have come down, zama-zama fatalities have gone up

By Cecilia Johnson - 17 August 2016
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Car guard gets thieves arrested

Quick thinking by Tshepo Molaoele helps cops set up sting

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 August 2016
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Recyclers say how their lives could be made easier

Waste pickers in Khayelitsha ask for designated landfills

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 July 2016
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Study links wage increase to job losses on farms

But researchers cautious about findings

By Rejul Bejoy - 28 July 2016
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More shops for Philippi Village

GroundUp spoke to some of the new tenants

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 May 2016

Spotlight returns to ruined land reform ‘jewel’

A former manager has lifted the lid on the collapse of a R150-million land reform scheme

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 March 2016
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Waiting for work day after day

Unemployed men and women try their luck at sites across the city

By Ashleigh Furlong - 16 March 2016
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Minimum wages: too high will hurt poor people

At Cosatu's demand of R4,500 per month, we risk increasing unemployment

By Jeremy Seekings - 15 February 2016
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Zuma's national minimum wage "own goal"

President is placating business and wavering on policy

By Gilad Isaacs - 15 February 2016
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The scrap collectors

Across the city there are people who survive by collecting things we throw away

By Masixole Feni - 29 January 2016