Articles by GroundUp Editors

Landmark ruling for science journalists

Appeal committee of press council frees media from having to create false balance

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20 March 2020

Covid-19: The world’s unprecedented experiment

From this disaster we can emerge better

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17 March 2020

Covid-19: One simple thing the Health Department needs to do urgently

Communication has been pretty good, but it needs to get better quickly

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13 March 2020

Apology and retraction

One of our freelance reporters fabricated quotes

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28 January 2020

“Travelling on the Metrorail network is easy” says Metrorail. Really?

In a country which claims to be headed for “a better life for all” it is outrageous that thousands of commuters can be abandoned to a failing public transport system

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15 January 2020

Will Net1 have to pay back the money?

Accounts being audited by SASSA in accordance with Constitutional Court ruling

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29 October 2019

Dagga prohibition needs to end

We need a rational approach, grounded in evidence, to growing, selling and consuming cannabis products

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15 October 2019

Good and bad ideas for reducing violence in South Africa

We were making progress until 2011. So what happened?

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26 September 2019

Massive protests needed to change PRASA

UNTU has the right idea; the execution needs work

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30 July 2019

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

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19 July 2019

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

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11 July 2019

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

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24 June 2019

GROUNDVIEW: Civil society directors should make their salaries public

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

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29 March 2019

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.

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20 March 2019

Unemployment: is there a way forward?

Reducing unemployment should be the top priority of government

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28 February 2019