Education through soccer

A football non-profit organisation is using soccer to educate kids living in townships.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 15 August 2012

The forgotten history of workers’ Olympics

In this week of Women’s Day, the 30th summer Olympiad is coming to an end. Over the past week and more, women and men from all backgrounds have displayed their sporting abilities, watched on television by more than 1 billion people around the world.

Terry Bell - 13 August 2012

Activists and politicians argue over violent protests

Several protests in Cape Town's informal settlements have turned violent in recent weeks. Residents, activist groups and the city's political parties are blaming each other for the violence and lack of service delivery.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 8 August 2012

Athlone school fights government’s threat to close it

Peak View Secondary is a school of about 650 learners in Bridgetown, Athlone. The school has been marked by the provincial government for closure by the end of the year, but the school's learners and teachers are protesting the decision.

Veronica Washaya - 8 August 2012

Province gives conflicting reasons for Zonnebloem school’s closure

Equal Education (EE) has set up an online petition to fight the closure of Zonnebloem Nest Senior School. Western Cape MEC for Education, Donald Grant, has included Zonnebloem in a list of schools marked for closure.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 8 August 2012

Runners for Health honoured by University of Stellenbosch

Even if you are HIV positive you can still run the Comrades Marathon. That is the message behind a group of runners that call themselves Runners for Health.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 8 August 2012

Service delivery failures: we need leadership not opportunists

I live in a house in Nyanga township in Cape Town. But before 1994 I lived in Nyanga Bush in a tent, then a plastic shack, then a corrugated iron shack.

Vuyiseka Dubula - 8 August 2012

Know clearly what you want - and will fight for

That there is widespread and apparently growing cynicism within the labour movement about politics and politicians is perfectly understandable. Recent history provides many reasons, not least of them the corruption scandals, the circumstances surrounding the murder of Moss Phakoe and the ongoing school textbook crisis.

Terry Bell - 8 August 2012

Cape Town geeks promote computer games

Last Friday evening GroundUp headed to Ajax training ground in Parow to attend 2upGamers the 8th Lap.

Gareth Dawson - 8 August 2012

Immigrants accuse construction company of abusive labour practices

Kate Jambela, the owner of Jambela Building Construction, is being accused of exploiting immigrants for the past four years and more recently of dismissing them without paying their accumulated wages.

Tariro Washinyira - 8 August 2012

Geeks for good: Programmers hack socially useful programs

From Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon, Cape Town computer programmers and web designers took part in the Coding for Democracy Hackathon.

GroundUp Staff - 8 August 2012

Stay off drugs says Maluleka

George Nyiko Maluleka is the 23-year old up-and-coming star mid-fielder for Supersport United.

Margo Fortune - 8 August 2012

An important victory for education rights

Mary Waters High School in Grahamstown has 1087 learners from poor families.

Doron Isaacs - 6 August 2012

Parole furore raises the dialysis conundrum

The controversial medical parole of former top cop, Jackie Selebi, has once again thrown into stark relief questions about kidney disease and treatment, questions that have long disturbed the labour movement.

Terry Bell - 2 August 2012

My Vote Counts campaign launched

This past Saturday, 28 July, saw the launch of the ‘My Vote Counts’ campaign. The event took place at the District Six Museum in Cape Town and was attended by more than 40 social activists, all of whom participated in their personal capacities. The occasion was marked by speeches from veteran activist Zackie Achmat, director of Cape Town-based social justice organisation Ndifuna Ukwazi, and well-known cartoonist Jonathan ‘Zapiro’ Shapiro.

Fritz Schoon - 1 August 2012

Playing United was a dream come true for Ajax star

GroundUp interviewed 23 year-old Ajax defender, Aidan Jenniker.

Margo Fortune - 1 August 2012