Articles by Nathan Geffen

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

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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
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Why we’re dropping Google Ads

The advertising model is broken: we’re opting out

By Nathan Geffen - 10 April 2017
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South African study offers hope against drug-resistant TB

New simpler, shorter regimen has high cure rate

By Ashleigh Furlong and Nathan Geffen - 20 February 2017
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Distinguishing bias from bullshit

Two perspectives on fake news

By Jacques Rousseau and Nathan Geffen - 31 January 2017
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“We are part of Sea Point. We want to live here.”

Methodist Church packed as residents discuss future of Tafelberg

By Nathan Geffen - 20 January 2017
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Jews urged not to meet Tafelberg activists

Attending Ndifuna Ukwazi meeting may be detrimental to “community’s interests” say property developers

By Nathan Geffen - 18 January 2017
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UCT convocation descends into chaos

Insults, shouting and disruptions mar debate of no confidence in executive

By Nathan Geffen - 16 December 2016
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Court affirms Medicines Control Council’s powers

Judgment is a victory for the scientific governance of medicine

By Safura Abdool Karim and Nathan Geffen - 12 December 2016
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Ethics of our Table Mountain mugger article

Story is in the public interest

By Nathan Geffen - 5 December 2016