About 300 community careworkers marched from Day Hospital in Site B Khayeltisha to the health district offices demanding better working conditions.
A group of ex-mineworkers protested outside the Cape Town International Convention Centre where the Mining Indaba is being held.
With some help from the municipality, waste-pickers in Paarl have formed a co-operative to make themselves a living out of collecting material for recycling.
SAMWU is building its own database of unemployed workers and wants the City of Cape Town to use it when recruiting for EPWP projects.
Passing trucks get looted as the unemployed in De Doorns protest against unemployment and bribery for jobs on farms in the area.