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Domestic workers face a lonely battle against abuse

Behind closed doors, domestic workers are vulnerable to workplace violence and abuse, with little recourse against their employers

Abandoned by their employers, Ethiopian domestic workers are left stranded in Beirut

Kicked out of Lebanese homes and denied entry into the Ethiopian consulate, Beirut’s Ethiopian house helpers are being abandoned on the streets

Workers with noncompliant bosses can now access Covid-19 relief scheme

Last week the department of labour announced that more than R14-billion had been paid to workers, but some are still struggling to access the fund

Domestic workers are hit hard by lockdown

According to UIF data, only 15 888 domestic workers, of a possible 673 940, have been paid from the Covid-19 Temporary employer-employee relief scheme

Safeguarding social justice in a time of social distance

People who are self-isolating — the middle and upper class, especially — must take care not to endanger other lives in the process. We must all be human to the humans around us

Domestic workers are one step closer to workplace rights

The fight to ensure domestic workers are paid when they are injured or die at work does not stop with a high court victory

More battles ahead for domestic worker unions

Florence Sosiba, speaks to the Mail & Guardian about how important domestic workers are and exclusion in the COIDA

Climate crisis and gender

Women are hit hardest by climate change – and they're fighting back

Pinky’s promise: Domestic workers will rise up

The co-founder of a union has championed the rights of those in an often ignored sector

Domestic workers: overworked, underpaid and unprotected

Armed with brooms and mops, domestic workers took to the streets to demand better wages, recourse to legal protection against unscrupulous employers

The Help is still the underclass

It’s no longer only a black and white issue, but the maid-madam relationship remains precarious

New hope for domestic workers’ rights with landmark court ruling

Last week, the high court declared the exclusion of domestic workers from legislation aimed at protecting workers is unconstitutional

SA unemployment on the rise — Stats SA

Women and young people are the most affected by job scarcity in the country

Domestic workers carry the country

​They are key to our economy and the functioning of many households for which they should be suitably rewarded

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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