Hunters FC player’s big dreams

GroundUp spoke to Hunters FC striker Ipeleng Seepamore about how he keeps his mind and body in form to play.

Margo Fortune

News | 6 March 2013

Mud Schools: a decade of lying to children

Angie Motshekga is in an ebullient mood. On Tuesday at Parliament she told the media that South African education is on an upward trajectory, characterized by focus, consistency and clarity. Fine. Nothing wrong with a bit of positive thinking.

Doron Isaacs

Opinion | 5 March 2013

Gangs, a brotherhood-in-arms

Youth gangs have become a normal occurrence in Khayelitsha.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 27 February 2013

Constitutionally speaking about the 2014 election

The 2014 election campaign has clearly begun and promises to be long and almost
certainly very bitter. Labour relations — and relations with labour — are likely to be
in the forefront, with Cosatu, as a member of the governing tripartite allliance, in the
thick of it.

Opinion | 27 February 2013

New police leader in Delft gives community hope

Police and community members are discussing measures to curb violence in Rosendal Delft.

Janine Fortuin

News | 27 February 2013

“I am not a woman abuser. I just have a short temper!”

Cynthia is beaten up frequently by her husband. She is 34 and has been married for eight years. She lives in Khayelitsha with her husband.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 27 February 2013

Khayelitsha kid living his dream in Belgium

Twenty-year-old Ayanda Patosi from Khayelitsha is playing left and right wing for Sporting Lokoren in Belgium.

Margo Fortune

News | 27 February 2013

How to organise support for mental health in places where there is none

For many South Africans living in rural communities and urban townships, counselling and support for mental illness and distress is unavailable. Information and resources on mental health, including depression, anxiety and suicidal tendency, is difficult to access.

Fergus Turner

News | 27 February 2013

Activists demand direct elections of Members of Parliament

Should citizens be able to choose their MPs? This is the question that was posed by the "My vote counts" campaign yesterday evening at the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 27 February 2013

So you want a gun?

Do you want to buy a firearm for protection? Many people do because of the high rate of violent crime in South Africa. But is it sensible? Will a gun make you more secure or will it put you and your loved ones in greater danger?

Nathan Geffen

Opinion | 27 February 2013

Stock wanted

During my lunch break on 26 February 2013, I walked past a worker, resting in his wheelbarrow with a bottle of Coca Cola in his hand, beneath a sign that reads, “Stock wanted”.

Gregory Solik

News | 27 February 2013

Write for GroundUp and make a difference

We are looking for original articles. By writing for us you can help our fledgling project and help improve social justice in South Africa.

GroundUp Editor

News | 20 February 2013

Legal and illegal drag racing in Cape Town

Police say they are taking steps to combat illegal drag racing activities in light of the growing popularity of the dangerous sport.

Janine Fortuin

News | 20 February 2013

Residents in dangerous Gugs block of flats to be relocated

Temporary house structures are being built in Gugulethu to accommodate residents who are currently occupying Masonwabe hostels.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 20 February 2013

Khayelitsha’s rat problem: City’s dumps rubbish next to shacks

Khayelitsha residents have to contend with rat infestations as a result of a City dumping container.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 20 February 2013

Overcoming disability: why I love sport

A nineteen year-old Port Elizabeth girl born with cerebal palsy turns to sport to rise above her disability. She won a gold medal for shot-put at the SA National championships and has now taken up swimming.

Buchule Putini

News | 20 February 2013