The informal brick makers of Dordrecht

“We are only working to put food on the table, nothing else” says Tinashe Mandobe who has made bricks in the small Eastern Cape town since 2004


News | 7 December 2023

The Big Issue might have to shut down after R600,000 cyber scam

It was a targeted attack, says cyber security firm probing the theft from the magazine’s account


News | 30 November 2023

How unemployment has changed since 2000

Jobless rate has not dropped below 20% since 2000


News | 23 November 2023

Protesters storm Durban City Hall

Presidential Employment Programme workers received SMSes on Sunday stating that the programme was suspended due to a lack of funds


Brief | 2 November 2023

Group threatens to “shut down” Bloemfontein

Mangaung Concerned Community want jobs


Brief | 19 October 2023

Things just get worse and worse at the labour department in Bellville

“This is my fifth time coming here,” says UIF claimant


News | 21 September 2023

Hundreds queue in Cape Town city centre in hope of a job

Mostly young people stand in line for hours

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Brief | 14 September 2023

Community Work Programme workers upset over R3,700 a month earning limit

Workers say they must submit bank statements for three months and are fired if they earn above this limit


News | 25 August 2023

Mitchells Plain ward councillor accused of sidelining unemployed youths

The councillor says jobs are randomised by the Expanded Public Works Programme office and “no politician or councillor has influence in the process”


Brief | 23 August 2023

Langa’s cramped sewing school needs more space

The Sinakho Skills Development Centre and Entrepreneurship Training Academy


Brief | 21 August 2023

Pensioners travel from East London to Pretoria after Buffalo City Metro “ignores” their complaints

“We are tired of the ANC abusing us” says Mdantsane resident


News | 16 August 2023

Lack of mining jobs spurs protest in Kagiso

Pan African Resources says it will not give in to the “equivalent of a construction mafia”


News | 8 August 2023

The precarious lives of supermarket grocery delivery drivers

While they race on their motorbikes against tight deadlines they have little job security and few employment benefits


News | 14 July 2023

ANC supporters defend councillor against angry job seekers in Mdantsane

Over 100 people marched to their councillor’s office accusing her of only giving jobs to relatives and fellow ANC members


Brief | 30 May 2023

Durban flood victims accuse government of not keeping its promises

We spoke to families living in emergency accommodation near the city centre

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News | 24 April 2023

The Presidential Employment Stimulus has been a huge success, so why isn’t it a priority?

The massive, ambitious programme offers participants - and the economy - real hope


News | 24 April 2023