Somali trader: “It’s hell-fire in Somalia. It’s hell-fire in South Africa”

Abdirahaman Abdiwali, a leader in the local Somali community, explained some the difficulties Somalis face to GroundUp.

Tariro Washinyira - 11 July 2012

Mitchells Plain soup kitchen continues murdered man’s legacy

Every Wednesday in Hyde Park, Mitchells Plain, a group of people both young and old gather outside a one bedroom house waiting to be given a bowl of hot soup and a slice of bread. This community project was started in 2009 by Quinton Welman.

Veronica Washaya - 11 July 2012

Murdered Nyanga activist for lesbian rights remembered

A memorial service was held for Phumeza Nkolonzi on 5 July in Nyanga.

Nokubonga Yawa - 11 July 2012

The indispensable role of progressive civil society

This is COSATU General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi’s, opening address to the Equal Education National Congress in Tembisa on 8 July 2012.

Zwelinzima Vavi - 11 July 2012

Education crisis: More than book destruction

In an incredible irony, copies of Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country were among the thousands of books shredded and dumped in what can only be described as an
orgy of destruction in Limpopo.

Terry Bell - 11 July 2012

Danny Bowers looks forward to Chippa’s first season in the PSL

Phillipi's soccer club, Chippa United, will play in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) next season for the first time. We interviewed their star wing, 27-year-old Danny Bowers.

Margo Fortune - 11 July 2012

HakiElimu: The hope for education in Tanzania

Mary-Jane Matsolo recently visited Tanzania and met members of an extraordinary education activist movement called HakiElimu.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 11 July 2012

A life in history

This is a talk given by historian Shula Marks at the University of Johannesburg in May on the occasion of her receiving an honorary PhD. Marks is emeritus professor of history at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.

Shula Marks - 11 July 2012

The inequality of murder

Doron Isaacs writes about the murder of Mnoneleli Ngubo, his friend and a fellow leader in Equal Education.

Doron Isaacs - 6 July 2012

Taking Cape Town’s transport into the future: an interview with Brett Herron

GroundUp interviewed Mayoral Committee (Mayco) Member responsible for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Brett Herron, about the city's transport system plans.

Veronica Washaya and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 July 2012

Getting Cape Town’s transport right

Modern cities need transport systems that are safe, affordable, reliable, extensive and easy to understand.

GroundUp Editor - 4 July 2012

Crowded, slow and unsafe: Travelling from Delft to Rondebosch via Cape Town

GroundUp journalist Janine Fortuin describes travelling from Delft to Rondebosch via Cape Town.

Janine Fortuin - 4 July 2012

Choosing the lesser evil: taxi or train?

GroundUp journalist, Tariro Washinyira, describes the aggravations of taking a minibus taxi from Bellville to Cape Town. But taking the train instead has its own hassles.

Tariro Washinyira - 4 July 2012

From Gugs to Rondebosch in 60 minutes

Mary-Anne Gontsana describes the complicated, slow route from her home to work.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 July 2012

The pros and cons of travelling from Belhar to Rondebosch by train

GroundUp journalist Neo Sithole describes what works and what doesn't travelling from his home in Belhar to work in Rondebosch.

Neo Sithole - 4 July 2012

Lost in Cape Town: Tourists try our transport

For GroundUp's focus on transport, we asked two tourists to visit three of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, using nothing but public transport.

Allen Jiang and Audrey Leasure - 4 July 2012