Articles by Aidan Jones

Low wages will not solve South Africa’s unemployment problem, argues economist

Growth in manufacturing is essential but not at the expense of workers

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18 February 2019

Unemployment rate keeps climbing

Quarterly survey says 27.1% of the labour force is out of work. A year ago it was 26.7%

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12 February 2019

Unemployment: our biggest problem

We are taking an in-depth look at the issue South Africans are most concerned about

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12 February 2019

Voter registration rate down from 2014

Electoral Commission encourages young voters to make use of “short window of opportunity”

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29 January 2019

City counts number of occupiers in Woodstock Hospital

Residents welcome “first direct interaction” with City

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23 January 2019

“They thought I’d be a dropout but I proved them wrong”

Path out of Poverty graduate wants to be a teacher

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18 January 2019

City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

Development would set a precedent for social housing near Cape Town’s city centre

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14 December 2018

PRASA ordered to cough up after commuter pushed out of train

Masibulele Rautini would not have been injured “had PRASA ensured the doors were kept closed”

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7 December 2018

Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land

“We are serious about decent and well-located affordable housing,” say protesters

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4 December 2018

Bo-Kaap Youth Movement calls for “peaceful and positive” solution to development impasse

Leadership denies receiving any financial compensation from property developers

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30 November 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

Four people arrested in clashes with police over new development

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20 November 2018

Billions spent on railway contracts. Yet Metrorail collapses

Roy Moodley, who is implicated in a leaked forensic report, says that criminal charges have been laid against GroundUp reporters

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16 November 2018

MPs relieved after SASSA briefing on social grant payments

But Black Sash says important issues were not addressed

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8 November 2018

New leaked reports show why train security has collapsed

Roy Moodley implicated in deals worth over R300 million

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30 October 2018

Cape Town City Council delays decision on social housing project

“The decision today is unjustifiable. Council is a total and utter shambles,” says housing activist

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25 October 2018

VBS scandal: PRASA employee hailed for her role in saving R1 billion

Yvonne Page’s principled refusal to bend the rules saved PRASA from making a very bad investment, says Motau report

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11 October 2018