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Tshegofatso Mathe

Tshegofatso Mathe

Tshegofatso Mathe is a financial trainee journalist at the Mail & Guardian.
Fellow unions call out Amcu on strike tactics
Fellow unions call out Amcu on strike tactics
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is at loggerheads with other trade unions about its protracted wage strike at gold...
Sibanye-Stillwater warns of possible job cuts
Sibanye-Stillwater warns of possible job cuts
On Thursday, Sibanye-Stillwater said it may retrench over 6 000 jobs at shafts on its Beatrix and Driefontein gold mining operations due to...
Microplastic pollution on tap in SA
Microplastic pollution on tap in SA
If you have been paying even the slightest attention to environmental issues, you will know that microplastics — also called nanoplastics...
High hopes, not much dope in marijuana beer and gin
High hopes, not much dope in marijuana beer and gin
It’s now okay to smoke cannabis, or at least it’s legal as long as you don’t buy your supply. But what about drinking it?
Illicit cigarette trade threatens 8 000 farm jobs
Illicit cigarette trade threatens 8 000 farm jobs
The burgeoning illicit cigarette industry is likely to claim new victims — 150 small-scale farmers in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West have...
Skint citizens shun market darlings
Skint citizens shun market darlings
Consumers put the brakes on festive season spending, hurting JSE-listed heavyweights such as Mr Price, Woolworths and Massmart, whose results...
G&Ts will never be the same again
G&Ts will never be the same again
If you think gin these days, you probably think hip or cool, but you’re unlikely to think deregulation. The current uptake of the clear spirit,...
Water stress sees tank sales soar
Water stress sees tank sales soar
If you’re a city slicker, chances are you get your water from a tap, but rural dwellers are increasingly using tanks to harvest rain.
Your guide to surviving 2019
Your guide to surviving 2019
Chances are 2019 will be better than 2018, during which the economy contracted for at least two quarters. It is projected to grow, although not...
SA ducks colonial vibe: Turkey’s goose is cooked
SA ducks colonial vibe: Turkey’s goose is cooked
South Africans may have inherited many festive season traditions from the colonising north, including Santa, pine trees with tinsel, crackers and...
Eskom casts a pall over growth
Eskom casts a pall over growth
There was good news this week when gross domestic product (GDP) figures released by Statistics South Africa for the third quarter showed positive...
The manufacturing sector helps lift SA out of a recession
The manufacturing sector helps lift SA out of a recession
Sick and tired of living in a recession? Well, Statistics SA has good news for you. The economy grew by 2.2% in the third quarter this year,...