Wake-up call for unions

That private club of super-rich men, the World Economic Forum (WEF), was back in town this week. In Cape Town to be exact, to persuade, buy up and bully politicians and opinion makers to adopt policies that many trade unionists say are based on the myth that there is no alternative to the present crisis-ridden economic system.

Terry Bell - 15 May 2013

The challenges of running a business in a poor community

There are many challenges when starting a business. Planning and marketing the business, determining prices, and managing the day to day running are not simple tasks. But entrepreneurs in low-income communities face additional challenges when starting out.

Margo FortuneSean Robson - 15 May 2013

Keagan Buchanan (FC Cape Town) dreams of PSL or UEFA

GroundUp speaks to Keagan Buchanan, 22-year-old football player for FC Cape Town.

Margo Fortune - 15 May 2013

Soccer coach rapes 13-year old boy in Khayelitsha

A 13-year old boy was raped by a community soccer coach last Sunday in TR Section, Khayelitsha.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 9 May 2013

Creating the Cape Cultural Collective

The Cape Cultural Collective (CCC) is as strange and unusual as it is interesting and inspirational. It began in 2007 when a small group of anti-apartheid activists, musicians, and poets decided to start a movement promoting social change in communities through artistic projects. Since then, it has grown into a large network of talented performers discussing important South African issues through song, dance, poetry, or whatever art engages and entertains their audiences.

Margo Fortune - 8 May 2013

DEVTA Trial - will it help or harm our treatment programs?

In poverty-ridden countries with a lack of funds and resources, it is critical that the most cost-effective government treatment programs are used. The decision about which programs are the most beneficial needs to be driven by solid, swift science.

Kerry Gordon - 8 May 2013

Annie Lennox speaks out against violence

Who is paying the biggest price for South Africa's sexual violence? Scottish singer-songwriter and political activist Annie Lennox wants the world to know as she takes a stand to end violence against women and children through her "Make it Happen" petition launch in Cape Town this week.

Miriam Mannak - 8 May 2013

HIV in Eden

- 8 May 2013

17 years defending the right to fight

May Day last week should have been a time for reflection, not celebration; reflection about the potentially dire situation the labour movement now finds itself in. It is a situation brought about by tensions largely resulting from the ongoing global economic crisis that has impacted on every aspect of society. To help with this reflection, Business Report is this week making available copies of my book, Right to Fight, to the first five correct answers drawn from responses to the question below.

Terry Bell - 8 May 2013

Safer Communities

- 8 May 2013

“Aging Out” of Foster Care- David’s Story

Every year, hundreds of young adults "age out" of the foster care system in South Africa when they officially become adults at or around their 18th birthday. It is a big transition that often comes with very little support.

Verity Fitzgerald - 7 May 2013

Ajax star’s advice to youth: Listen, work hard and focus on education

GroundUp interviewed Thulani Hlatswayo, the 23-year-old centre-back from Ajax Cape Town to see how he feels about the team's progress and the upcoming Liverpool match.

Margo Fortune - 6 May 2013

Vital issues clouded by ambition and bad journalism

Politics and personal ambition compounded by some sloppy journalism have clouded and confused the issues surrounding the bitter internecine feud within Cosatu and the governing ANC-led alliance. This has also confused the legitimate complaints that teachers have about the state of education in South Africa and the way the system is being administered.

Terry Bell - 30 April 2013

Siyayinqoba Beat It! Ep. 5 - Cataracts

- 30 April 2013

Gugulethu boy fulfilling his dream in Sweden

Sive Pekezela from Gugulethu plays right-wing for Swedish team Gefle IF. He is just 20 years old.

Margo Fortune - 30 April 2013

Metrorail security beats up commuter

Luke Turner was beaten up by Metrorail security guards last Monday for not having a ticket.

Margo Fortune - 30 April 2013