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 »
South Africa: Election Debate in Khayelitsha
On April 10, at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha, representatives of the ANC, DA, EFF, and Agang SA spoke about their parties' policies. But the debate ended, before many questions could... Read more »
South Africa: Election Special - EFF Promises to Double Social Grants If Elected [interview]
In the third of three interviews ahead of the May elections, GroundUp asked Veronica Mente, the coordinator of EFF in the Western Cape, some questions. Read more »
South Africa: Election Special - ANC Says It Will Win Back the People's "Trust" [interview]
In the second of three interviews in the run-up to the May elections, Vuyiso Tyhalisisu, ANC secretary in the Cape Town metro, answers GroundUp's questions. Read more »
Following two deaths in April, Metrorail security services have been told to take strong action against any commuter found riding outside the trains. Read more »
South Africa: Big Year for AKA and Da L.E.S.
Since partnering up with Da L.E.S, Kiernan Forbes, whose stage name is AKA, has been headlining more gigs now than ever before, not only for his strikingly unconventional... Read more »
South Africa: The Seriti Commission Into Arms Deal a Farce?
The Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been underway for two years. Is it meeting its responsibility to uncover the truth? Read more »
South Africa: Kramer Has It Wrong Says City
Paul Boughey, chief of staff to the executive mayor of Cape Town, takes issue with Dustin Kramer's article on GroundUp. Read more »
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