UNEMPLOYMENT

Union slams public works programme

Workers whose contracts ended in March are demanding to be reinstated

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26 November 2020

Transport employees face retrenchment three months after court victory

In August, the Constitutional Court ordered that 66 workers be insourced by the Road Traffic Management Corporation

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25 November 2020

Nyanga youths charge R50 to queue for clients

“Many visit these departments the whole week without being helped because of the long queues”

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20 November 2020

Two people arrested during protest for jobs, water and electricity

Effingham shack dwellers feel neglected by the eThekwini Municipality

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10 November 2020

Post offices “overwhelmed” with Covid-19 recipients

Over 1.3 million people have been approved for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant in KwaZulu-Natal

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6 November 2020

Elsies River youth start garden to feed their community

The pair are set to start a larger garden in the area soon

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5 November 2020

Municipal workers threaten to intensify protests

Expanded Public Works Programme workers want permanent jobs

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3 November 2020

Hard life for Fairview’s horse grooms

They want the government to provide services to their informal settlement but it’s on private land. Nevertheless there is hope that a pending land transfer will change things

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3 November 2020

“We can’t get any jobs or grants” say former municipality workers

Protesters claim that records still reflect that they work for the municipality despite being unemployed since 2016

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30 October 2020

7,000 jobseeker applications handed to City of Cape Town

SAMWU and Assembly of the Unemployed demand permanent jobs

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28 October 2020

Snaking queue for Covid grants in Soweto

“I heard the government extended the grant for three months, but I am still waiting for my first payment to be approved”

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22 October 2020

Musina residents demand jobs held by immigrants

Residents marched to private companies and the local shopping mall

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19 October 2020

Neighbouring towns at war over jobs

Cookhouse residents demand inclusion in R28-million industrial park construction in Somerset East

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19 October 2020

Grooms and stable owners head to CCMA

The struggling racing industry is beset with labour conflict

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14 October 2020

Neighbouring communities fight for jobs at construction project

About 400 Cookhouse residents blocked the R63 with burning tyres and large stones on Friday

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9 October 2020

“There are no jobs - this is how we support our families” says Kleinmond poacher

Earlier this week there were violent protests after five local men were arrested

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8 October 2020