GroundUp 6 - 12 Feb is published
Metrorail is one of the three divisions of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the state-owned enterprise which is responsible for most passenger rail services in South Africa. It is also one of the most troublesome forms of public transport.
In and around Colesberg, a small historical town on the N1 mid-way between Cape Town and Johannesburg, I met a group of impoverished sheep shearers living in abject poverty, surviving in tiny tin shacks on the verges of public roads. Only recently, in the last 15 years, have they become a settled, sedentary people.
Mr Sithole is a very traditional man who has two wives and 19 children. Growing up he realised that his father was a polygamist, he looked at his fathers life and liked it, so when it was time for him to take a wife, he decided to have more than one.
Sthembiso Dube and Fanelesibonge Mthimkhulu
Residents burned tyres at Boystown near Crossroads in Nyanga. They complained that houses were being built without knowledge of who is going to receive them.
Hip Hop Kaslam (which means “my location”) is the name given to the first hip hop event organised in 2010. The event is returning to the Baxter Theatre on 2 March 2013.
Parents protested outside Nomlinganiselo Primary school in New Crossroads, Nyanga. They also prevented kids from entering the school building on 30 and 31 January.
Eight years ago Bongani Ndlazi started collecting old bicycles and making them new again. He has turned his talent into a business that puts food on the table.
On Thursday morning I went to see Libertas Flats in Klosser Street, Parow. This block is a human pig sty. It is filthy and stinks. There are leaking ceilings and walls that seem to have been painted a century ago. Many flats are without water and electricity.
A memorial service was held at Salvation Church in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, for Constable Ngangezwe Calvin Mkhize, who was shot at D-section, Khayelitsha, on Saturday 26 January. The shooting happened at 1am in the morning.
Yesterday, exactly 40 years ago, the modern trade union movement arrived on the South African scene. Its birth was heralded by a wave of strikes in Durban that had gestated over 22 days from the time 2,000 workers at Coronation Brick and Tile downed tools.
Twenty-year-old Kirk de Boer grew up in PE and is now playing football in Atlanta, USA. GroundUp spoke to him about his soccer career and how he started playing for Southern Poly.
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