Unemployment

Reservists say defence force has deserted them

“We are suffering and struggling to support our families”

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News | 10 April 2018

School children recycle waste for food

“This is helping my family very much because my parents do not work,” says seventh-grader

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News | 3 April 2018

Waste pickers snubbed by City and Province

“Absence of land is blocking our dream”

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News | 2 March 2018

Eastern Cape’s prickly informal economy

Every year cactuses provides a major income boost for unemployed people who forage and sell the fruit

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News | 23 February 2018

Women wait for work on the side of the road

“We cannot give up because we have children that depend on us.”

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News | 19 January 2018

Waiting by the roadside desperate for work

The official unemployment rate in the Eastern Cape has risen to over 32%

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News | 1 December 2017

Swapping “rubbish” for food in Dunoon

Recycle Swop Shop offers unemployed residents an option

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News | 28 August 2017

Rubbish dump is a hazard for some but a lifeline for others

“I know that the discarded food could be dangerous to the health of me and my child, but I don’t have an option.”

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News | 30 May 2017

Eldorado Park explodes over lack of houses and jobs

“There is no future for the youth here”

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Photo Essay | 9 May 2017

Dismissed UWC Securitas staff in mediation talks

Workers are demanding to be reinstated at the University

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News | 6 April 2017

“Insourcing at UWC is unaffordable” says university

But dismissed security guards, “desperate to start working”, won’t give up their protest

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Brief | 31 March 2017

Battle for toilet cleaning jobs in Gugulethu

Residents stop janitors emptying toilets in protest

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News | 29 March 2017

The long wait for “madams or bosses”

“Sitting at home will not put food on our tables,” say the men waiting by the side of the road

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Feature | 29 March 2017

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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Opinion | 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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News | 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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Law | 5 December 2016