The alternative state of the nation address by activists in Cape Town paints a picture of deepening poverty and inequalities.
The finance minister announced the extension of the SRD grant by a year while activists are calling for a basic income grant of R1,500 a month.
South Africa has one of the world’s highest unemployment rates accounting for around 6.7-million people, 67% of whom are young people.
SAMWU is building its own database of unemployed workers and wants the City of Cape Town to use it when recruiting for EPWP projects.
Virgin voters in Khayelitsha hope their votes will change their circumstances.