Articles by Nathan Geffen

Nathan Geffen started GroundUp in 2012. Previously he was active in the Treatment Action Campaign.

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Covid-19: What do South Africa’s numbers mean?

We explain confirmed cases, death rates and more

By Marcus Low and Nathan Geffen - 8 April 2020
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How many people could die of Covid-19 in South Africa?

Researchers estimate deaths based on Chinese and Italian data. But we can take action to stop the worst outcomes

By Nathan Geffen - 29 March 2020
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Covid-19: Why “test, test, test” is easier said than done

Both money and logistics are barriers to scaling up the number of tests for the novel coronavirus

By James Stent and Nathan Geffen - 17 March 2020
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Covid-19: Washing hands is not easy when you have no running water

“It’s easy to keep your hands clean when you stay in a house because you have a tap inside, but it’s difficult when you have to walk long, tiring distances to fetch water”

By Vincent Lali, James Stent, Nathan Geffen and Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 March 2020
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Does Sunday World want to do journalism or be a defender of corruption?

Newspaper’s attack on our reporter is malicious

By Nathan Geffen - 25 November 2019
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City of Cape Town refuses to respond to activist prank

Organisers of Monday’s zombie rally sent out a spoof press release that claimed the City had agreed to their demands

By Drew Wayland and Nathan Geffen - 3 October 2019
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Without appropriation art is sterile

A response to Jewish theatremakers speak out against cultural appropriation on stage

By Nathan Geffen - 26 August 2019
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HIV drug studies offer patients more choices

But new regimens are not problem-free

By Nathan Geffen - 26 July 2019
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Billions spent on railway contracts. Yet Metrorail collapses

Roy Moodley, who is implicated in a leaked forensic report, says that criminal charges have been laid against GroundUp reporters

By Aidan Jones and Nathan Geffen - 16 November 2018
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Judge Hlophe fails to explain why judgments are extremely late

Sixteen judgments at the Cape High Court have been outstanding for more than half-a-year. Six have been outstanding since 2016.

By Nathan Geffen - 29 June 2018
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Stop the drought conspiracy theories

Hateful messages by ideologues can harm Jewish-Muslim relations

By Nathan Geffen - 26 February 2018
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Drought: Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

There are several unanswered questions

By Aidan Jones and Nathan Geffen - 6 December 2017
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Herbex misleads after legal setback

The Advertising Standards Authority can issue rulings on the adverts of non-members

By Safura Abdool Karim and Nathan Geffen - 6 October 2017
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Takedown of Black Opinion website exposes poor SA internet law

Internet Service Providers should not have to decide which websites are kosher

By Nathan Geffen - 18 July 2017
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Gupta-owned company demands R10 million for defamation

Re-Action Consulting’s claims about Optimum were widely known and probably true

By Nathan Geffen and Lilly Wimberly - 3 July 2017
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Gupta-owned company blocks improved health-care in Mpumalanga

This story exemplifies how state capture affects poor people

By Nathan Geffen - 28 June 2017