South Africa: Nelson Mandela - an Interview With Zackie Achmat
Nelson Mandela has died. He inspired and led the struggle for freedom and against the oppression of apartheid. GroundUp interviewed Zackie Achmat about Mandela. In the 2000s,... Read more »
South Africa: Drought and Debt for Northern Cape Small Farmers
In the middle of a drought, small scale subsistence farmers on the outskirts of Paballelo in the Northern Cape are facing a bill of R1.3 million for water. Read more »
South Africa: Young Artists Say No Support From Local Government
GroundUp met with a group of young hip-hop and spaza music makers. The group complain that they have been at it for three years, but don't get any support from local businesses and... Read more »
South Africa: No One Arrested for Murder of Young Musa Batyi
On 24 November, 17-year-old Musa Batyi was found at Better Life, Philippi, in a pool of blood. He had been stabbed once. He was in excruciating pain and losing blood. A short while... Read more »
Mozambique: Is Mozambique Returning to War? [analysis]
Frightening memories of the 16-year-long civil war have reignited in the minds of Mozambicans as tensions between RENAMO and FRELIMO reach a new high. Read more »
South Africa: Rural Health - Grossly Unequal but Some Hope [opinion]
While there are significant unmet health needs in many parts of South Africa, they are particularly acute in historically disadvantaged rural areas. Read more »
South Africa: The Need to Remember History - and to Plan Political Homes [opinion]
One element lacking in the current debates about what is going on in Cosatu is any sense of recent history. Because there is nothing really new in the current spate of political... Read more »
South Africa: Awethu! - the People Demand a Better Democracy
At a mass meeting on 28 November 2013, academics and activists from dozens of organisations, social movements, and local citizen groups from eight provinces came together as... Read more »
South Africa: Aids Medicine Stockouts Put Thousands At Risk
South Africa's anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment programme is often hailed as one of the most important public health successes. It is the world's largest ARV programme, with over... Read more »
The hardships and inconsistencies of the South African refugee system are illustrated by what has happened to Zimbabwean asylum seekers who work on a farm near Vanwyksdorp, a tiny... Read more »
South Africa: What's It Like to Be Gay or Lesbian in Khayelitsha?
On 14 December, the Desmond Tutu Foundation will host a beauty pageant called Mr and Miss Gay Ekasi in Salt River. Most participants will be from Khayelitsha and other Cape Town... Read more »
South Africa: Improving Teaching and Schools - an Interview With the Leaders of Equal Education [interview]
Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, is expected to adopt minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure at the end of this week. Read more »
South Africa: 'How Do You Expect 550 Boys to Share Six Toilets?'
The bell rings for break time, triggering a mad rush for the toilet. Many learners won't make it in time. After all, "how do you expect 550 boys to share six toilets ... when there... Read more »
South Africa: Controlling Quackery - Will New Regulations Help? [analysis]
Untested nonsense medicines and adverts to buy them are prolific. But after years of chaos in the alternative medicine market, it seems the Department of Health (DOH) is intent on... Read more »
South Africa: Where Politics Gets Really Smelly
Politics stinks. These days in South Africa, this is a fairly common view. But, in the North West province in recent months, the expression has had a very real resonance. Read more »
South Africa: Life-Saving TB Drug Costs R676 Per Pill!
Over 15,000 people were diagnosed with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa last year. The risk of death for people with ordinary treatable TB is high. But it is much... Read more »
South Africa: Party Politics Dominates Cosatu Crisis
Fudging and delay. That was what emerged from last week's eagerly awaited Cosatu press conference. As a result, the questions about the future of suspended general secretary... Read more »
South Africa: Toward a More Realistic NDP - Start With Education and Jobs [analysis]
It is two years since the first authoring of the National Development Plan (NDP), and over a year since the delivery of the revised plan by the National Planning Commission (NPC).... Read more »
South Africa: Muizenberg Shack-Dwellers Flooded Out of Their Homes
44-year-old Nomfundo (not her real name) says for the past 20 years she has lived in the informal settlement outside Capricorn, Muizenberg. She always dreads rain as it comes with... Read more »
South Africa: 'We've Lost Hope in Our Government'
Several houses in Gugulethu were damaged by the heavy rainfall this weekend. Hombazi Fiphaza, a resident from Kanana Square informal settlement, said, "We go through the same thing... Read more »
"When we called Disaster Risk Management on Saturday, they sent one man ... He said he would be back in a couple of hours, with provisions for a hundred people, including sand bags... Read more »
South Africa: Poverty and Waste - the Other Side of Grahamstown
On the edge of the university hamlet of Grahamstown, there's a municipal dump where people discard trash. It's far enough out of town to not smell the stench - or for most locals... Read more »
South Africa: The Week in Political Activism
This week we have reports from Abahlali baseMjondolo, People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty, Treatment Action Campaign, Women's Legal Centre and Democratic Left Front. Read more »
Louis Titus, a 60-year-old married man from Elsies River, was introduced to the Vineyard soup kitchen in Parow four months ago by a friend. Titus worked for the City of Cape Town... Read more »
South Africa: Can Urban Upgrading Create Safer Communities?
The third lecture of this year's Grootboom Memorial Dialogue Series took place at the Woodstock Town hall last night. Hosted by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), the dialogue... Read more »
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