Articles by GroundUp Editors

The Lottery, the law firm and the minister: more questions than answers

We have uncovered hundreds of millions of rands worth of corruption and maladministration over three years, but no one has been brought to justice

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27 July 2021

Covid-19: Unions should push harder for teachers to get vaccinated

It’s almost never a reasonable choice to not get vaccinated

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26 July 2021

GroundUp takes lawyers’ council to court

Incompetent LPC decision has given the green light to lawyers who wish to commit fraud

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3 May 2021

Social housing is vital. Opportunists are trying to derail it

Disgruntled former employees are undermining Communicare’s projects

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23 April 2021

Groundview: The Cape Town fire is an urgent reminder to offer solutions to homeless people

If people are chased away, they are likely to return until a solution is found to the problem that prompted them to move there in the first place

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19 April 2021

Vaccine rollout needs to restart immediately

Continuing the “pause” will cost lives

GroundUp and Spotlight Editors

16 April 2021

PRASA blunders then blames the media

And the trains are nowhere closer to running on time

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9 March 2021

PRASA chair Leonard Ramatlakane gets the facts wrong

He has relied on a dodgy document to try to link a corruption fighter to the infamous oversized locomotives deal

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5 February 2021

The questions PRASA failed to answer

South Africa’s commuter rail service has been looted. There is no sign it will stop

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3 February 2021

Here’s how to fight anti-vaccine propaganda

We challenge political leaders and celebrities to publicly commit to getting vaccinated

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12 January 2021

Lawyers’ body lets lottery crook off the hook

Despite what appears to be overwhelming evidence against Lesley Ramulifho, the Legal Practice Council decided not to take disciplinary action against him

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26 October 2020

Four big victories show what political activism can achieve

Commuter and housing activists have set important examples

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19 October 2020

Here’s a quick health win for government

With a bit of data-sharing, we can understand who is dying where and of what much quicker - and then take action to fix it

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21 August 2020

Lottery officials removed a webpage and then accused us of falsely reporting what was on it

This latest dodgy move suggests that the NLC has no intention of publishing the list of grant recipients

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24 July 2020

“Lawfare” launched against GroundUp to stop us exposing lottery corruption

The National Lotteries Commission is a corrupt, captured state institution that is enabling the pillaging of poor people’s money

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25 June 2020