Margo Fortune

Margo's stories published on GroundUp

What a challenging weekend it was for Cape Town's PSL teams. Ajax played Golden Arrows at Cape Town stadium needing three points to stay in the PSL. Mabhuti Khenyeza scored the opening goal followed by Toriq Losper and Khenyeza again, saving Ajax from relegation. But Chippa United's fate is still unclear.
May 22, 2013
Last week, 17-year old Glenrico Martin was shot dead at his high school in Athlone. Natheer Abrahams is 16-years old and is being bullied and threatened by gangsters. He suspects they are the same ones that killed Glenrico.
May 22, 2013
There are many challenges when starting a business. Planning and marketing the business, determining prices, and managing the day to day running are not simple tasks. But entrepreneurs in low-income communities face additional challenges when starting out.
May 15, 2013
GroundUp speaks to Keagan Buchanan, 22-year-old football player for FC Cape Town.
May 15, 2013
The Cape Cultural Collective (CCC) is as strange and unusual as it is interesting and inspirational. It began in 2007 when a small group of anti-apartheid activists, musicians, and poets decided to start a movement promoting social change in communities through artistic projects. Since then, it has grown into a large network of talented performers discussing important South African issues through song, dance, poetry, or whatever art engages and entertains their audiences.
May 8, 2013
GroundUp interviewed Thulani Hlatswayo, the 23-year-old centre-back from Ajax Cape Town to see how he feels about the team's progress and the upcoming Liverpool match.
May 6, 2013
Sive Pekezela from Gugulethu plays right-wing for Swedish team Gefle IF. He is just 20 years old.
April 30, 2013
Luke Turner was beaten up by Metrorail security guards last Monday for not having a ticket.
April 30, 2013
Tania Stuurman, 36 years old, is the youngest of two children. When she was two years old, her parents divorced. Both she and her brother, who is nine years older than her, were sent to live with their aunt and uncle. Stuurman said, "We only saw my mom briefly over weekends as she had to work to support us as a single parent."
April 24, 2013
The Bayhill soccer tournament took place over Easter weekend lasting from 28 March to 1 April 2013. The under 19 tournament was played at Erica Park by teams from different provinces. The overall tournament winners were Ajax Cape Town.
April 24, 2013
We interviewed Bloemfontein Celtic defender and Captain, Twenty-eight-year-old Thabo Nthethe. He also plays for Bafana Bafana.
April 10, 2013
On Saturday, Bafana Bafana beat Central African Republic 2-0 in their vital World Cup qualifier at the Cape Town stadium. We asked Capetonians for their views on the game.
March 27, 2013
Gamat Abrahams of Athlone was one of seven men in their 20s arrested for possession of dagga on Friday night. They were sitting on the paving outside their homes when the police raided.
March 27, 2013
A centre in Hanover Park is helping gangsters turn their lives around.
March 20, 2013
Dino Ndlovu, the 23-year-old striker from Klerksdorp, will play for Bafana Bafana on Saturday in their crucial World Cup qualifying game against the Central African Republic at the Cape Town stadium.
March 20, 2013
Carlton Skippers is a 19 year old right-back and captain of the Milano team. GroundUp caught up with him to speak about his third and final year in the Bayhill Tournament.
March 13, 2013
On Monday March 4, GroundUp spent the morning at the South African Social Assistance Agency (SASSA) paypoint at Athlone Civic Centre speaking to people who had been waiting in-line since the early hours of the morning to receive their grants.
March 6, 2013
GroundUp spoke to Hunters FC striker Ipeleng Seepamore about how he keeps his mind and body in form to play.
March 6, 2013
Twenty-year-old Ayanda Patosi from Khayelitsha is playing left and right wing for Sporting Lokoren in Belgium.
February 27, 2013
Suzanne, 25 years old of Kalksteen, is an ex-gang member and drug addict who is now inspiring young women in her community.
February 20, 2013
Nazier Jacobs from Lavender Hill is a role model to many aspiring Cape Town soccer players. He is a midfielder for Milano FC and hopes to make it to the PSL.
February 20, 2013
Mother of Donald Dricks, killed on 7 February 2012, accepts murderer Laugmaan Davids' plead for forgiveness.
February 13, 2013
Amanda Maboza is a 19-year-old poet, from the dusty streets of Gugulethu. A team consisting of her and five other youths from Cape Town's townships came 20th in a poetry competition in California in July 2012.
February 13, 2013
Twenty-year-old Kirk de Boer grew up in PE and is now playing football in Atlanta, USA. GroundUp spoke to him about his soccer career and how he started playing for Southern Poly.
February 6, 2013
GroundUp speaks to Cape Town All Stars 23 year old attacking midfielder Bongolwethu Ncusana about how he started playing football and what his aspirations are.
January 30, 2013
We asked people for their views on Bafana Bafana's performance after the dull 0-0 draw against Cape Verde. Some of the responses were unprintable! But here are a few of the more polite ones.
January 23, 2013
Jabu Shongwe is the Mamelodi Sundowns 22-year-old promising central midfielder. We caught up with him.
January 22, 2013
Getting a social grant is not for slackers. You have to be up early in the morning.
January 16, 2013
Ganief Stellenboom is a 20 year-old striker from Salt River who has just moved from Blackpool in Salt River to Milano United in Grassy Park.
January 16, 2013
The Nedbank Cup is the current name of South Africa's premier club football knockout tournament. While many formats have been used over the years, the tournament has always been based on the idea of giving lower league and amateur teams a chance to compete with clubs from the top league.
January 16, 2013
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) wants 38 year old Janice (not her real name) from Kewtown to pay back R25,760 in grants she received.
December 19, 2012
Valhalla Park Entertainers was started in 2002 by Gertrude Square, a community worker from the area. She has been helping youth and seniors in her community for over thirty years.
December 19, 2012
19 year old Jason Dickson speaks to GroundUp about life as a football player.
December 19, 2012
Brad Wexler is a 19 year-old midfielder who is turning professional.
December 12, 2012
Bloemfontein Celtic won the Telkom Knockout for the first time on Saturday when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0. GroundUp interviewed Celtic's 21-year old left wing from Athlone, Lyle Lakey.
December 5, 2012
Kayla Kim Meiring is the founder of Fro, a company that started off selling vintage clothing but now sells Meiring's own homespun popular clothes.
December 5, 2012
Frieda Darvel, 27 years old from Kensington lives on the streets of Cape Town. Her singing voice has landed her an opportunity with a Swedish Gospel choir.
November 28, 2012
Anridge Junaid Lakay is 22 years old and plays centre mid-field for first division team Vasco Da Gama.
November 28, 2012
An argument between a farmer and two employees has spiralled out of control. The story shows the kinds of problems fuelling the current farm tensions in the Western Cape.
November 21, 2012
Isma-Eel Stanfield is only 20 and plays striker for Cape Town All Stars in the second division. On Sunday they beat FC Tygerberg and Isma-Eel scored two goals.
November 21, 2012
Grejimo Gates is 22 year old. For him, being a car guard at Town Centre in Mitchell's Plain is his business.
November 14, 2012
Dominic Isaacs is a defender at Bloemfontein Celtic, who recently knocked Orlando Pirates, the current holders of the Telkom Cup, out of this years tournament. We spoke to him about his footballing career so far.
November 13, 2012
Aviwe "Pro" Nyamende is a 20-year-old defender who plays for Ajax Cape Town's youth development team.
November 4, 2012
Metrorail passengers were caught unaware when the train from Cape Town en route to Strand stopped abruptly at Mutual Station last night.
October 24, 2012
This week GroundUp interviewed Jayrad "Jimmy" Visagie, the 23-year old goalkeeper for the National First Division team Milano.
October 24, 2012
GroundUp spoke to Niven Scott, a 20-year old central midfielder for Junction Rovers, a promising team in the SAB League.
October 17, 2012
GroundUp spoke to Kaizer Chiefs Junior's Steven Sibanyoni.
October 10, 2012
Lebo Ngubeni is the University of Pretoria's 19-year-old goalkeeper. He also plays for the South African under 20 team. GroundUp caught up with him.
October 2, 2012
Gershin Kock is only 19 years old, but he is already the goalkeeper for National First Division team, Vasco Da Gama.
September 19, 2012
GroundUp interviewed Chippa United's 25-year mid-fielder and left back, Diego Brown.
September 12, 2012

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