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Citizenless Brian

What drives a 15-year-old boy to move to a neighbouring country on his own and without his guardian\xe2\x80\x99s consent? Meet Brian Dlodlo, now a 20-year-old man from Zimbabwe who crossed to South Africa through Beitbridge Border Post as an unaccompanied minor in 2007. Brian has no identity papers. He is effectively the citizen of no country.

Tariro Washinyira


Khayelitsha turns 30

News: Khayelitsha is officially turning 30. Plans to build Khayelitsha were announced by the notorious Minister of Co-operation and Development, Dr Piet Koornhof, in 1983. By 1985, the suburb Site C had 30,000 people.

Pharie Sefali and GroundUp staff

G4S and UCT spat over security guards

News: G4S is the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest international security firm. It has a big presence in South Africa. Employee relations are strained at the University of Cape Town following the transfer of three G4S security guards to other G4S sites in Cape Town in September.

GroundUp Staff

UWC students celebrate gay rights

News: On Monday student organisations at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) launched an awareness week called “From the same soil.”

Pharie Sefali

Growing food in Cape Town\xe2\x80\x99s homes

News: Local organisation SEED has pledged to make 100 homes in Cape Town more sustainable this year by encouraging residents to grow their own food and eventually achieve \xe2\x80\x98food freedom\xe2\x80\x99.

Delphine Pedeboy

Empowerment through art

News: Hand in Hand Creatives (HHC) is a not-for-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to provide young people from disadvantaged communities with access to the creative arts through workshops, running outings, and planning festivals. The organisation believes that the arts can empower individuals and nurture self-respect.

Fergus Turner

Rocklands Primary School pioneers sustainability in education

News: It is a bright, sunny October morning in Mitchell\xe2\x80\x99s Plain. At the Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre, situated on a strip of land next to Rocklands Primary School, volunteers are hard at work tending to the plants and seedlings in the tree nursery.

Delphine Pedeboy

The Gugulethu Seven remembered 27 years later

News: Mandla Mxinwa, Jabulani Miya, Themba Molefi, Christopher Piet, Zola Swelani, Zabonkwe Konile and Zandisile Mjobo — the Gugulethu Seven — will once again be honoured for the role they played in the struggle against the apartheid regime.

Mary-Anne Gontsana


Clowns for Change

Roberto Millan

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