Articles by GroundUp Editors

Photo of people protesting for higher wages

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
Photo of Rob Davies

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
Group of men standing on a roadside

Unemployment: is there a way forward?

Reducing unemployment should be the top priority of government

By GroundUp Editors - 28 February 2019
Photo of march

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
Photo of President Ramaphosa and Tshepo Motsepo

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
Photo of student protest

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
Photo of burning train

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
GroundUp Logo

GROUNDVIEW: Is the education system improving?

Also: Dangers of election opportunism

By GroundUp Editors - 17 January 2019
Photo of High Court

Three ways to improve justice in South Africa

Our court system is frustrating, slow and technologically backward

By GroundUp Editors - 13 November 2018
Photo of housing protest

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
Photo of Bongani Mayosi

Openness of Bongani Mayosi’s family shows great courage

Depression is an illness, not a shame

By GroundUp Editors - 30 July 2018
Photo of demonstration for affordable housing

Can subsidised rentals help solve the housing crisis?

It’s an idea whose time has come but it is not a cure-all

By GroundUp Editors - 27 June 2018
Photo of land occupation

Why are there so many land occupations in Cape Town?

City has condemned the “scourge” of “invasions”

By GroundUp Editors - 27 March 2018
Photo of DA leader Mmusi Maimane

Day Zero and Cape Town’s cacophony of chaos

Mmusi Maimane’s approach to the water crisis is wrong

By GroundUp Editors - 24 January 2018
Photo of commuters protesting

Metrorail’s lies

Blaming vandalism and theft for the closure of major Cape Town commuter line is disingenuous

By GroundUp Editors - 11 December 2017
Photo of Woodstock Hospital

Cape Town’s welcome change in housing policy

Good work by housing activists and city officials

By GroundUp Editors - 27 September 2017