The Men Who Make a Living From an Old Gold Mine...

“The gold is right here in the soil”. Located between Marievale military base and Nigel is an old gold mine, Vlakfontein, where informal miners extract...

Why is South Africa’s Unemployment Rate so High?

If people are not willing to invest in a country, it is almost impossible to generate new jobs, writes Professor Vimal Ranchod.   South Africa’s unemployment...

South African Finance Minister to Trim Deficit Forecast on Growth Hopes

South Africa's Treasury head Tito Mboweni is likely to appease rating agencies and squeeze a tenth of a percentage point off his previous budget...

Drive for Bone Marrow Donors in South Africa, As Mom Describes...

Durban radio announcer Damon Beard urged South Africans to listen in to his breakfast show on Thursday morning because "you could be the 1...

Eskom’s Loadshedding Persists as Govt Admits 40% Due to ‘Human Error’

The Department of Public Enterprises said Wednesday that South Africa's power utility Eskom is struggling to keep its mainly coal-fired plants running due to...

Gordhan: South Africa Not Planning to Privatise Eskom After Split

South Africa is not planning to privatise embattled power utility Eskom after the firm is split into three separate entities of generation, transmission and...

Panel of Experts to Assess Eskom’s Challenges

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the Eskom Board will appoint a panel of experts to do an assessment of all the power supply...

Ramaphosa’s Plans Aren’t Enough to Adequately Tackle Violent Crime in South...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his State of the Nation Address on February 7 to outline his relatively new government’s actions and plans. Ramaphosa...

After Years of Fruitless Job Searching, Ayanda Kunene Decided to Create...

“There are so many people in our community who are unemployed yet we still see rubbish lying around”. On a scorching Friday afternoon, Ayanda Kunene...

How Employment Has Changed in 10 Years

Manufacturing — a vital industrial sector — has shed 300,000 jobs. Unemployment in South Africa increased from 23.2% to 26.7% between the first quarters of...

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