Articles by GroundUp Editors

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Massive protests needed to change PRASA

UNTU has the right idea; the execution needs work

By GroundUp Editors - 30 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Popular, maybe necessary, but deploying the army in townships resurrects terrible memories

We hope that it will be a temporary and effective measure; the verdict is out

By GroundUp Editors - 19 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Cape Town property deal needs independent investigation

Growthpoint’s explanation for Foreshore property sale is unconvincing, but the City has the hardest questions to answer

By GroundUp Editors - 11 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Julius Malema’s attack on the judiciary is self-serving

Our courts are not without problems but they have done as much as any arm of the state to realise the Bill of Rights

By GroundUp Editors - 24 June 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Goldman Sachs thinks we’ve got a future - but who’s Goldman Sachs again?

Investment bank to expand in South Africa

By GroundUp Editors - 17 May 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Civil society directors should make their salaries public

Coyness over what we earn is the current etiquette, but it needs to change.

By GroundUp Editors - 29 March 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Lottery looting needs to be investigated – urgently

Millions of South Africans buy Lottery tickets. There is growing evidence that their trust is being misused.

By GroundUp Editors - 20 March 2019
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Unemployment: is there a way forward?

Reducing unemployment should be the top priority of government

By GroundUp Editors - 28 February 2019
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How to reduce unemployment? Two opposing views

How do we reduce unemployment? That is possibly the most important policy question facing South Africa.

By GroundUp Editors - 18 February 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Ramaphosa’s SONA offered much hope but it had a serious omission

State capture’s most visible effect is the breakdown of Metrorail

By GroundUp Editors - 8 February 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Let sex workers and their clients be

Also: Leadership needed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Training

By GroundUp Editors - 7 February 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Our train service is a victim of state capture

PRASA’s corruption has cost lives and left commuters across the country in distress

By GroundUp Editors - 24 January 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Is the education system improving?

Also: Dangers of election opportunism

By GroundUp Editors - 17 January 2019
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Three ways to improve justice in South Africa

Our court system is frustrating, slow and technologically backward

By GroundUp Editors - 13 November 2018
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Reclaim the City has the potential to change Cape Town, but it faces many threats

Our view of the Helen Bowden and Woodstock Hospital occupations

By GroundUp Editors - 29 August 2018
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Openness of Bongani Mayosi’s family shows great courage

Depression is an illness, not a shame

By GroundUp Editors - 30 July 2018