SASSA applicants camped outside Mdantsane office

“I noticed that most people getting served were those who had camped here the night before, so I decided to join them”

By Johnnie Isaac - 27 May 2020

Covid-19 Report 5: Spike in Cape Town natural deaths

Vaccine makes it through first hurdle, setback for antibody tests, and much more in our latest issue

GroundUp and Spotlight staff - 27 May 2020

“My business will never be the same again” says Duduza spaza shop owner

Ward councillor urges all business owners in need of help to apply for assistance

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 May 2020

Angry mob parades 18-year-old “thief” through Uitenhage streets

“I beat her by myself instead of the crowd doing it” says father

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 May 2020

Workers whose employers did not register them for UIF can now apply for funding

Amendment to regulations seen as a victory for domestic and farm workers

By Tania Broughton - 27 May 2020

Covid-19 pandemic leaves immigrants desperate for assistance

Thousands ask for food parcels

By Tariro Washinyira - 27 May 2020

Covid-19: Informal traders quietly defy ban on door-to-door selling

“I can’t sit at home while my family is starving”

By Joseph Chirume - 27 May 2020

Low-income families are spending more on food since March, says report

“We have to accept that we now face a massive hunger crisis”

By Justin Brown - 26 May 2020

“Arrest all of us,” say Westville residents after torching of alleged drug house

Residents say they have complained about the activities at the house without success to police

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 26 May 2020

Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120 million in outstanding subsidies

“If financial constraints were an issue, the respondents should have played open cards,” says judge

By Tania Broughton - 26 May 2020

SASSA applicants brave cold and rain to queue for help

SASSA says it’s only accepting online applications for the Covid-19 Relief Grant

By Buziwe Nocuze - 26 May 2020

Covid-19: Whatever unfolds in our prisons will affect all of us

The release of 19,000 low-risk inmates is a bold and necessary step to save lives

By Sasha Gear and Doreen Gaura - 26 May 2020

Strandfontein homeless site closes

City says Culemborg site will accommodate 96 of the estimated 180 homeless people now living under the overpass

By James Stent and Lucas Nowicki - 25 May 2020

Court challenge to government’s “peanut butter sandwich ban”

Lockdown regulations stop or intimidate charities’ food handouts

By Tania Broughton - 25 May 2020

Lottery throws millions more at dodgy projects

The National Lotteries Commission has refused to disclose its beneficiaries. But we found them

By Raymond Joseph and Anton van Zyl - 25 May 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown makes access to justice for prisoners even more difficult

Leeuwkop trial inmates “subjected daily to the control of the people they are suing for torture”

By Zoë Postman - 25 May 2020