Photo of entrance to Pomfret

32 Battalion veterans left in limbo in forgotten military town

Pomfret is in decline and its 3,000 Portuguese speaking residents face an uncertain future
Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 14 November 2018
Over 1000 residents protest along Southern Bypass Street in Vredenburg.

Vredenburg closed off as protesters demand better living conditions

Shops shut and roads blocked

By Ashraf Hendricks, Kelly Vinett and Saam Niami Jalinous - 15 November 2018
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Army has still not complied with court order, say Marievale families

Families evicted from military base say they are being harassed by soldiers

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 November 2018
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Learners take a knee during Israeli national anthem

Herzlia School says the two students face “disciplinary and educational” consequences

By Kim Reynolds - 14 November 2018
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Families can’t bury loved ones as mortuary workers on go-slow

Relatives shocked by conditions in Pietermaritzburg mortuary

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 November 2018
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Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

Association says right to protest has been infringed

By Kelly Vinett - 13 November 2018
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Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme

They have accused Endulini Fruit Farm of fronting in order to get land rights

By Joseph Chirume - 13 November 2018
Photo of woman at bread machine

15-year-old dream comes true for young entrepreneurs

New township bakery creates jobs for the youth of Duncan Village

By Chris Gilili - 13 November 2018
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Three ways to improve justice in South Africa

Our court system is frustrating, slow and technologically backward

By GroundUp Editors - 13 November 2018
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Woman breaks leg while trying to use communal toilet

“I was in so much pain”, says Khayelitsha woman

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 November 2018
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Six years later Constitutional Court orders Woolies to reinstate retrenched workers

Woolworths should have considered alternatives, says country’s highest court

By Mluleki Marongo - 12 November 2018
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Equal Education calls on Ramaphosa to get involved in fixing schools

This follows decision by Concourt not to hear education department’s appeal against norms and standards judgment

By Saam Niami Jalinous - 12 November 2018
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“The struggle for work in East London is hell”

Unemployed men wait on the side of the road for work

By Chris Gilili - 12 November 2018
Photo of DAFF building on Cape Town Foreshore

Fisheries department rots from the top

A factional war lays bare a culture of corruption

By Kimon de Greef - 12 November 2018
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MyCiTi workers continue to strike as buses are burnt

Taxi bosses have started defending buses in Milnerton

By Peter Luhanga - 9 November 2018
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Metrorail is bad enough if you can see: it’s worse if you’re blind

Blind commuters recount their daily battles on the trains

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 November 2018