Deadly disease that’s curable if you’re rich

Around the world, 180 million people are infected with hepatitis C. But you would be forgiven if you asked, “What is hepatitis C?”.

Dr Mark Sonderup - 15 April 2014

Transparency is what is needed SJC tells City

Deputy General Secretary of the Social Justice Coalition Dustin Kramer continues his exchange with the City’s Paul Boughey, Chief of Staff to the Executive Mayor of Cape Town.

Dustin Kramer - 14 April 2014

Enkanini’s “field of death”

Residents of Enkanini informal settlement in Khayelitsha say they have taken it upon themselves to deal with thugs that are terrorising the community.

Johnnie Isaac - 14 April 2014

Elandskloof 18 years after restitution

The Elandskloof community, forcefully removed from their land in 1962, was the first successful restitution case in post-apartheid South Africa. Yet, the way the process has unfolded, has left several community members feeling angry and frustrated, 18 years after their historic victory.

Joshua Maserow and Jason Jardem - 14 April 2014

Zimbabweans introduce South Africans to new greens

A novelty to South Africans, various green leaf vegetables have over the past few years come to dominate immigrant green market stalls all over the city of Cape Town. The veggies, shunned by many locals, are favoured by many refugees from northern and central African countries.

Ras MiJa - 14 April 2014

Musos keep their ballots secret

With parties in full swing out campaigning, some will hire artists and bands to perform at election rallies. GroundUp asked some performers how they will vote, but most wouldn’t disclose, out of fear of being sidelined on various platforms, losing their funding or alienating their audience.

Dumisani Dabadini - 14 April 2014

“˜A place where we ought to love one another’

Emasithandane home, founded in 1994 in Nyanga, currently looks after 39 children, most of them HIV infected and affected. 20 years later, it is still going strong despite financial constraints.

Bulelani Ngovi - 14 April 2014

Unimportance: an extract from Thando Mgqolozana’s latest novel

Unimportance, Thando Mgqolozana’s latest novel was launched at the Book Lounge, Roeland Street, Cape Town on 11 April.

Thando Mgqolozana - 14 April 2014

Still seeking fairness on the farms

Farm employer organisation AgriSA last week met with trade union representatives in an effort to strike a deal to allow unionisation on farms — and especially in the winelands of the Western Cape. “Most farmers still will not allow union representatives onto their properties,” says Federation of Unions (Fedusa) general secretary Dennis George.

Terry Bell - 14 April 2014

Party supporters embarrass their leaders at Khayelitsha election debate

On April 10, an election debate convened by Equal Education and Ndifuna Ukwazi in Khayelitsha with the DA, EFF, Agang and Cosatu, was disrupted by unruly party members.

Pharie Sefali - 11 April 2014

20 years later, Rwandans still struggling to reconcile

Rwandan Hutu cousins, Hakizimana and Kwizera (not their real names), aged 30 and 35, believe the 1994 genocide story is told in a partisan manner, and they say the reconciliation and unity policy is government imposed.

Tariro Washinyira - 11 April 2014

Election debate in Khayelitsha

On April 10, at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha, representatives of the ANC, DA, EFF, and Agang SA spoke about their parties’ policies. But the debate ended, before many questions could be asked.

Craig Oosthuizen - 11 April 2014

Election Special: EFF promises to double social grants if elected

In the third of three interviews ahead of the May elections, GroundUp asked Veronica Mente, the coordinator of EFF in the Western Cape, some questions.

Pharie Sefali - 11 April 2014

Election special: ANC says it will win back the people’s “trust”

In the second of three interviews in the run-up to the May elections, Vuyiso Tyhalisisu, ANC secretary in the Cape Town metro, answers GroundUp's questions.

Pharie Sefali - 10 April 2014

Metrorail warns commuters in attempt to stop deaths on its network

Following two deaths in April, Metrorail security services have been told to take strong action against any commuter found riding outside the trains.

Fergus Turner - 10 April 2014

Hani’s murder: an attempt to assassinate a country’s future

10 April marks the 21st anniversary of Chris Hani’s murder. His death left a nation wondering what its future would have been like had he lived.

Brent Meersman - 10 April 2014