Articles by GroundUp Staff

Excess deaths decline for first time since November

Mortality still near record high but it looks like we are turning the corner


27 January 2021

Covid-19 and vaccines: Questions and answers

Updated 15 April 2021

GroundUp and Spotlight Staff

26 January 2021

Over 100,000 South Africans have probably died of Covid-19

Latest MRC report shows over 16,000 excess deaths in week ending 16 January


24 January 2021

Extend disability grants, Black Sash tells SASSA as queues shock country

SASSA has proposed a ten-point plan to deal with backlogs

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14 January 2021

Covid-19: Our grimmest day yet

Minister reports 844 confirmed deaths. MRC reports worst week yet.


7 January 2021

Health workers demand vaccine rollout

Thousands sign letter calling for Department of Health to act urgently


2 January 2021

2020 in pictures: a year of living dangerously

Covid-19, evictions, fires and an elephant: GroundUp’s photos of the year


22 December 2020

Late judgments: Is the Cape High Court doing better?

Something troubling has shaken our confidence in the data


1 October 2020

After the drought: Cape Town’s gushing water

Berg River’s sluice open, as dams fill up


7 September 2020

Can you guess the order these photos were taken?

An expensive troubled bridge over water

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26 August 2020

Success against Covid-19: Temporary Cape Town hospital closes

“We’ve got to now save jobs and stop hunger and unemployment,” says Premier Alan Winde

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12 August 2020

Eastern Cape’s Covid-19 denialists

As deaths surge, Furnworld openly breaks vital regulations

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23 July 2020

GroundUp wins lottery court battle

Attempt to force us to stop publishing details of grants abandoned


21 July 2020

Confusion over school resumption

Conflicting messages sent to teachers, parents and learners


31 May 2020