Articles for GroundUp Editors

Apology and retraction

One of our freelance reporters fabricated quotes

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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 26 September 2019

Massive protests needed to change PRASA

UNTU has the right idea; the execution needs work

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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 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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GroundView | 20 March 2019

Unemployment: is there a way forward?

Reducing unemployment should be the top priority of government

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GroundView | 28 February 2019

How to reduce unemployment? Two opposing views

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

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GroundView | 18 February 2019

GROUNDVIEW: Ramaphosa’s SONA offered much hope but it had a serious omission

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

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GroundView | 8 February 2019

GROUNDVIEW: Let sex workers and their clients be

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

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GroundView | 7 February 2019