UNEMPLOYMENT

Child grants can help mothers get better jobs

Research shows that grants make it easier for women to look for work

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2 March 2017

“To people dustbins smell bad. To me they smell of money.”

Thembisile Kubheka makes a living by picking through bins

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20 February 2017

Ekapa and zama-zamas fight over mining rights

Will Department of Mineral Resources use the opportunity to regulate small-miners?

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5 December 2016

Ekapa case shows South Africa’s stark inequalities

Mining companies and government move to end livelihoods of thousands of informal miners

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5 December 2016

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

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17 November 2016

Protesters burn down new hospital wing

They accuse construction company of hiring people from outside the area

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29 September 2016

Lethal toll of informal gold mining

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

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17 August 2016

Car guard gets thieves arrested

Quick thinking by Tshepo Molaoele helps cops set up sting

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5 August 2016

Recyclers say how their lives could be made easier

Waste pickers in Khayelitsha ask for designated landfills

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29 July 2016

Study links wage increase to job losses on farms

But researchers cautious about findings

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28 July 2016

More shops for Philippi Village

GroundUp spoke to some of the new tenants

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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

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18 March 2016

Waiting for work day after day

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

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16 March 2016

Minimum wages: too high will hurt poor people

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

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15 February 2016

Zuma's national minimum wage "own goal"

President is placating business and wavering on policy

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15 February 2016

The scrap collectors

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

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29 January 2016