Passengers in long queues after closure of Lansdowne Road

People protesting over the lack of access to electricity put rocks across Lansdowne Road today, cutting the road off to traffic. This resulted in long queues at bus stations.

- 4 June 2012

Open stage at Zula Sound Bar, Long street.

Patrons showed their talents at the Zula Sound Bar in Long Street on Wednesday evening.

Nokubonga Yawa - 4 June 2012

Man on hunger strike in protest against vigilante killings

Nkwame Cedile, a Western Cape organiser for the Right2Know campaign, is fasting for nine days in protest against vigilante killings in Khayelitsha. He is calling his campaign 8+1.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 May 2012

Angry Delft residents march for houses

Delft residents from the TRA section located next to the graveyard took to the streets in an angry protest demanding houses. The police escorted the protestors away from the highway, which they were blocking.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 31 May 2012

Basson and wa Afrika tell Khayelitsha how they uncovered corruption

Last night, Adriaan Basson of the City Press and Mzilikazi wa Afrika of the Sunday Times spoke to 200 people at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha.

GroundUp Staff - 29 May 2012

Weekly Roundup 14-20 May 2012

This is a list of the main news events of 20 to 27 May with links to news articles describing them.

GroundUp Staff - 29 May 2012

Corruption and inhumanity at Maitland Home Affairs

Everyday about a thousand asylum seekers queue outside the Maitland Refugee Reception Centre off Voortrekker Road. They try to get the papers they need to stay in the country legally so that they can avoid prison, fines and deportation.

GroundUp Reporters - 29 May 2012

How the asylum seeking process can be improved

How can the intolerable situations at the Home Affairs refugees centres be improved? We make some suggestions.

GroundUp Editor - 29 May 2012

Why we paid a bribe

GroundUp is a tiny and new news organisation. Less than two months into our existence, before we have even officially launched, we have faced our first tough ethical dilemna: whether or not to pay a bribe.

GroundUp Editor - 29 May 2012

How immigrants are scammed at Maitland Home Affairs

GroundUp received several allegations that bribes are commonplace at Maitland Refugee Reception Centre. We decided to investigate.

Tariro Washinyira - 29 May 2012

Corruption at home affairs - phone transcript

The transcript of the phone conversation between a GroundUp journalist and "George", a man offering to help people to get into Home Affairs for a fee.

GroundUp Journalist - 29 May 2012

Gugulethu man arrested in possession of R1.8 million worth of dagga

A Gugulethu man will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s court on Monday after he was arrested in possession of dagga worth R1.8 million.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 25 May 2012

Spending on school infrastructure does matter

It is wrong to say that school funding is not crucial to learner outcomes, argue Rosalind Gater and Doron Isaacs of Equal Education.

Rosalind Gater and Doron Isaacs - 25 May 2012

Drug house burns down - landlord accuses former tenants

Last week Monday, a house at 28 Van Eyssen Street burned down. The residents of the house had recently been evicted when evidence was presented in court that they were manufacturing illegal drugs on the property.

Tariro Washinyira - 25 May 2012

GroundUp Launch!

GroundUp will launch on 1 June 2012. Join us at 2pm at the Site B Library in Khayelitsha.

GroundUp Staff - 24 May 2012

Police minister visits Gugulethu to address increasing gang problem

Tension and frustration ran high yesterday, when hundreds of Gugulethu residents packed the township’s Civic Hall to vent at Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa about the gangster problem.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 23 May 2012