The trial of Angy Peter and Isaac Mbadu continued last week after a two week recess. Peter and Mbadu are on trial, along with two others, Azola Dayimani and Christopher Dina, for... Read more »
South Africa: Khayelitsha Cops - 'We Are the Whipping Boys'
While the Marikana hearings drift through the doldrums in Rustenberg, at Khayelitsha's Lookout Hill another commission into police failings is cautiously gathering momentum. The... Read more »
South Africa: Ajax Win U19 Cup in Belhar
Ajax Cape Town are the 2014 Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup champions. The young Urban Warriors defended the championship they won last year when they defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0. Read more »
South Africa: Cosatu Schisms Make for a Rocky Road
We are in the midst of all the usual fanfare, the pledges, promises, rows and contradictions that accompany any run-up to a major election. But the scheduled national poll on 7 May... Read more »
South Africa: Trial That's More Important Than Pistorius
While Oscar Pistorius's trial is one of the most watched in history, the trial of Angy Peter and Isaac Mbadu that has been running at the same time. It tells us far more about... Read more »
South Africa: Dalindyebo, the DA's Kingmaker
In the Eastern Cape, the Democratic Alliance is in bed with a despot convicted of homicide, attempted murder, kidnapping, arson and a range of other heinous crimes. Mandy de Waal... Read more »
South Africa: Pastor Leads March Through 'Hell'
Under a banner that read "Welcome to Hell - SA Townships" Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Church led a march through Khayelitsha on Easter weekend. For the fourth year, the... Read more »
South Africa: Elections - More Views From People On the Street
In our on-going series of interviews with the public, GroundUp asks if people intend to vote, for which party, and why. Read more »
South Africa: What's That You Say - Human-Whats? [analysis]
Nearly two decades into our democracy, for most people living in South Africa our Constitution might as well be written in Latin, because it is more than likely that they have... Read more »
South Africa: Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup Kicks Off
A sunny Wednesday afternoon at Erica stadium in Belhar saw the start to the long-awaited Metropolitan U19 Premier Cup. The tournament, also known as the Bayhill Cup after its... Read more »
South Africa: SJC "Delighted" At Progress of Khayelitsha Commission
The Social Justice Coalition is "delighted" at the progress of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into policing, said the coalition's Joel Bregman. Read more »
South Africa: Elections - What People Are Saying
GroundUp spoke to people about the elections, asking whether they would vote, who they would vote for and why. This is the first of a series GroundUp will be running. Read more »
South Africa: Deadly Disease That's Curable If You're Rich [opinion]
Around the world, 180 million people are infected with hepatitis C. But you would be forgiven if you asked, "What is hepatitis C?". Read more »
South Africa: A Year of Compulsory Community Service for New Teachers?
On April Fool's day, GroundUp published a story which claimed that government had made it compulsory for teacher graduates to provide their services in non-model C government... Read more »
South Africa: Where to for Cape Town Pride?
At a meeting on 12 April convened by Ikasi Pride, members of a divided gay and lesbian community discussed the future of gay pride in the city, its steady depoliticisation, its... Read more »
South Africa: Murder in Ceres - Gay People Are Not Safe, Says Activist
Activist Kenith Abrahams, who was a friend of David Olyn, a gay man murdered in Ceres three weeks ago, says gay people in the community do not feel safe. Read more »
South Africa: Still Seeking Fairness On the Farms
Farm employer organisation AgriSA last week met with trade union representatives in an effort to strike a deal to allow unionisation on farms -- and especially in the winelands of... Read more »
South Africa: 'A Place Where We Ought to Love One Another' [analysis]
Emasithandane home, founded in 1994 in Nyanga, currently looks after 39 children, most of them HIV infected and affected. 20 years later, it is still going strong despite financial... Read more »
South Africa: Musos Keep Their Ballots Secret
With parties in full swing out campaigning, some will hire artists and bands to perform at election rallies. GroundUp asked some performers how they will vote, but most wouldn't... Read more »
South Africa: Enkanini's "Field of Death"
Residents of Enkanini informal settlement in Khayelitsha say they have taken it upon themselves to deal with thugs that are terrorising the community. Read more »
South Africa: Transparency Is What Is Needed SJC Tells City
Deputy General Secretary of the Social Justice Coalition Dustin Kramer continues his exchange with the City's Paul Boughey, Chief of Staff to the Executive Mayor of Cape Town. Read more »
South Africa: Elandskloof 18 Years After Restitution
The Elandskloof community, forcefully removed from their land in 1962, was the first successful restitution case in post-apartheid South Africa. Yet, the way the process has... Read more »
South Africa: Zimbabweans Introduce South Africans to New Greens
A novelty to South Africans, various green leaf vegetables have over the past few years come to dominate immigrant green market stalls all over the city of Cape Town. The veggies,... Read more »
South Africa: 20 Years Later, Rwandans Still Struggling to Reconcile
Rwandan Hutu cousins, Hakizimana and Kwizera (not their real names), aged 30 and 35, believe the 1994 genocide story is told in a partisan manner, and they say the reconciliation... Read more »
On April 10, an election debate convened by Equal Education and Ndifuna Ukwazi in Khayelitsha with the DA, EFF, Agang and Cosatu, was disrupted by unruly party members. Read more »
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