Masidlale players dictating the midfield as Beacon Spurs's Khyle De Lange looks on. Photo by Siyabonga Kalipa.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 founders Bayhill United, hosts up to 31 professional and amateur teams from across the country and internationally.

Apr 17, 2014
Siyabonga Kalipa
A march through Khayelitsha arranged by the SJC in support of the Khayelitsha Commission, 27 January. Photo by Dustin Kramer.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.

Apr 16, 2014
Adam Armstrong
David Olyn. Photo by Kenith Abrahams.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.

Apr 15, 2014
Pharie Sefali
Electron micrograph of Hepatitis C virus. Source Wikipedia.Deadly disease that’s curable if you’re rich

Around the world, 180 million people are infected with hepatitis C. But you would be forgiven if you asked, “What is hepatitis C?”.

Apr 15, 2014
Dr Mark Sonderup
The Western Cape has the highest access to flush toilets in the country.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.

Apr 14, 2014
Dustin Kramer
The road into Enkanini: a sandy track off Baden Powell Drive. Photo by Adam Armstrong.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.

Apr 14, 2014
Johnnie Isaac
John Januarie seated during his interview. Photo by Jason Jardem.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 unfolded, has left several community members feeling angry and frustrated, 18 years after their historic victory.

Apr 14, 2014
Joshua Maserow and Jason Jardem
Masithandane Football Club. Photo by Bulelani Ngovi.‘A place where we ought to love one another’

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 constraints.

Apr 14, 2014
Bulelani Ngovi
Some Rwandans in Cape Town say they feel they are being “forced” to reconcile. Photo by Tariro Washinyira.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 and unity policy is government imposed.

Apr 11, 2014
Tariro Washinyira
Scene of Metrorail accident in 2012 that a GroundUp journalist happened upon. Photo by Margo Fortune.Metrorail warns commuters in attempt to stop deaths on its network

Following two deaths in April, Metrorail security services have been told to take strong action against any commuter found riding outside the trains.

Apr 10, 2014
Fergus Turner