GroundUp (Cape Town)

A community journalist project reporting from South Africa's townships, mostly on health.


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  • South Africa: 'Why We Don't Do Maths' - High School Students Explain [analysis]

    At the end of grade nine South African students are expected to decide which subjects they would like to continue with for the rest of high school. One of the important decisions... Read more »

  • South Africa: Will Gold Miners Get Justice? [opinion]

    In King Leopold's Ghost, the historian Adam Hochschild uncovers the horrors committed in the Belgian Congo in the years before and after 1900. It is a history of slavery, murder... Read more »

  • South Africa: West Coast Mine Workers in Court

    A group of nine miners and Vredendal community members who were charged with public violence after participating in a demonstration outside the Australian-owned Tormin mine on the... Read more »

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  • South Africa: The Cost of Death for the Living [opinion]

    We, as a nation, are deeply in debt. And that is very worrying, with declining disposable incomes the rising costs of living and with another festive season fast approaching.... Read more »

  • South Africa: Life-Saving Drug Stopped By Sole Supplier

    South Africa is running out of an essential medicine for treating very sick patients with tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant bacterial infections. Many hospitals are already out... Read more »

  • South Africa: Surfing Helps Youth At Risk

    A non-profit organization is using surfing to promote emotional wellbeing and mental health amongst youths who live in unstable and violent communities. Twice a week, children and... Read more »

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