Supersport talent Mxabo is inspired by Beckham

GroundUp interviewed Supersport United's exciting talent, 19-year-old striker, Jerry Mxabo.

Margo Fortune - 27 June 2012

Burning Barmooda Lounge: the end of an era

A lot of party animals will know Barmooda Lounge in Observatory Cape Town.

Nokubonga Yawa - 27 June 2012

SA Inc and the search for a real alternative

South Africa Inc is a “fronting” exercise in which the people of the country are the hapless stooges giving credibility to a governing elite.

Terry Bell - 27 June 2012

Court case highlights TB in prisons

A man who contracted tuberculosis (TB) while in prison is in a long-running court battle with the Department of Correctional Services.

GroundUp Staff - 20 June 2012

Former prisoner gets TB and takes Government to court

Dudley Lee was arrested in 1999 and spent the next four years in Pollsmoor Prison, while he was tried for fraud and other financial crimes. About 70 court appearances later, he was found not guilty. While in prison he became sick with TB.

GroundUp Staff - 20 June 2012

Street lights out on Lansdowne Road for years

The street lights on Lansdowne in Khayelitsha have not worked for years. After noticing a long portion of Lansdowne Road without working street lights, I interviewed people who walk along the road.

Nokubonga Yawa - 20 June 2012

Over 50,000 immigrants deported in 2010

A document called "Perils and Pitfalls – Migrants and Deportations in South Africa," recently released by People Against Suffering and Oppression, explains how the rights of refugees, children and black South Africans are infringed and abused.

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 June 2012

The Role of White Youth in South Africa’s Struggle Movements

This is a speech given by Doron Isaacs, director of Equal Education, at an Ndifuna Ukwazi seminar on 16 June.

Doron Isaacs - 20 June 2012

Brother, I do not want to bury you. Get treated.

Leo Mbobi tells of his struggle to get his ill brother treated for HIV.

Leo Mbobi - 20 June 2012

Documentary shows Sonke’s struggle

Marcus Low reviews a new documentary about the work of Sonke Gender Justice, You Can't Just Fold Your Arms.

Marcus Low - 20 June 2012

Witnessing the difference between a South African and US school

The right to education will not be realised as long as there is such massive inequality between schools across the world.

Morgan Dzakowic - 20 June 2012

Medicine and vaccine shortages across country

There have been many media reports of shortages of medicines to treat AIDS over the last few weeks. But the medicine shortages go beyond antiretrovirals and there are even shortages of vaccines.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 20 June 2012

HIV activists run Comrades Marathon

A group of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) ran the Comrades Marathon on Sunday 4 June.

Veronica Washaya and Janine Fortuin - 12 June 2012

COSATU, Zille, Apartheid and the Youth Wage Subsidy

COSATU is facing an unprecedented onslaught. Is the federation, as Helen Zille claims, ‘the main roadblock in the road to job creation and redress’? And would ‘lowering the cost of employment’ be the ‘biggest single step towards solving the unemployment problem’?

Ilan Strauss and Doron Isaacs - 12 June 2012

Of nationalisation, land grabs and vanguards

Over this past week, the National Union of Metalworkers congress has again put both nationalisation and the Freedom Charter firmly onto the political agenda.

Terry Bell - 8 June 2012

Training for health workers about sex workers

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre ran a workshop on sex workers for health-care workers on Wednesday at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Nokubonga Yawa - 7 June 2012