Articles by Nathan Geffen

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

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

We explain confirmed cases, death rates and more

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8 April 2020

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

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29 March 2020

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

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17 March 2020

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”

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12 March 2020

Does Sunday World want to do journalism or be a defender of corruption?

Newspaper’s attack on our reporter is malicious

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25 November 2019

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

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3 October 2019

HIV drug studies offer patients more choices

But new regimens are not problem-free

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26 July 2019

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

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16 November 2018

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.

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29 June 2018

Stop the drought conspiracy theories

Hateful messages by ideologues can harm Jewish-Muslim relations

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26 February 2018

Drought: Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

There are several unanswered questions

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6 December 2017

Herbex misleads after legal setback

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

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6 October 2017

Takedown of Black Opinion website exposes poor SA internet law

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

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18 July 2017

Gupta-owned company demands R10 million for defamation

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

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3 July 2017

Gupta-owned company blocks improved health-care in Mpumalanga

This story exemplifies how state capture affects poor people

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28 June 2017