Unemployment testimonies

Covid-19: Lindiwe Sisulu fails to deliver R600 million rent relief

Housing activists demand answers eight months after Sisulu’s budget vote announcement


News | 7 April 2021

Waiting and hoping the whole day for work

“Sometimes in a week I get maybe one job. If I am lucky I get two jobs and I make R150 per job.”


Photo Essay | 26 February 2019

Reconsidering South Africa’s approach to waste pickers

Waste pickers must be integrated into the formal waste management sector, says researcher


News | 22 February 2019

Unemployed for three years, Thulani Ngwenya believes entrepreneurship is the way to go

“There are many opportunities in our townships, it is just a matter of finding them.”


News | 20 February 2019

Nelisa Pambane travels hundreds of kilometers to sell scrap metal

“I may not be employed but I will never let my children and me starve.”


News | 15 February 2019

“I am living and working for the next meal”

Khumbuzile Phakamile survives by selling empties to shebeens and trying to find gardening jobs that pay a pittance


News | 14 February 2019

The men who make a living from an old gold mine dump

“The gold is right here in the soil”


Feature | 14 February 2019

After years of fruitless job searching, Ayanda Kunene decided to create his own work

“There are so many people in our community who are unemployed yet we still see rubbish lying around”


News | 13 February 2019