Articles by GroundUp Staff

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Human Rights Day protesters demand better housing

Activist calls for investigation into EThekwini Municipality officials, while in Cape Town Reclaim the City occupied a golf course

By Musa Binda and GroundUp Staff - 21 March 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Cyril Ramaphosa wants to fix PRASA. Here’s what he needs to do

Metrorail broke down because of state capture

By GroundUp Staff - 21 March 2019
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Australian mining manager sued an employee for R200k. The court awarded him R200.

Mineral Commodities responds to GroundUp article

By GroundUp Staff - 20 March 2019
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Masiphumelele shack dwellers threaten to occupy land if City doesn’t give dates for new houses

Plato blames De Lille for making promises to community. De Lille says: “He’s talking nonsense.”

By Ella Ndongeni and GroundUp Staff - 18 March 2019
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Former PRASA Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud

Mthuthuzeli Swartz, who is also accused of stealing railway lines and sleepers, attacks #UniteBehind and makes allegations against his former colleagues

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff - 28 February 2019
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Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving

Thirteen judgments are over six months late, twice the amount of time set out in the judicial norms

By GroundUp Staff - 25 February 2019
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Stats SA’s confusing mining employment statistics

Quarterly Labour Force Survey is the definitive source for most sectors, but not for mining

By GroundUp Staff - 21 February 2019
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How employment has changed in 10 years

Manufacturing — a vital industrial sector — has shed 300,000 jobs

By GroundUp Staff - 13 February 2019
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Got a question? We’ll try to answer it

We’re answering questions about schools, social grants, banks, debt, difficult bosses, and even love (maybe)

By GroundUp Staff - 6 February 2019

Sex workers campaign for law to be changed

“It’s like any other type of work”

By Ashraf Hendricks and GroundUp Staff - 4 February 2019
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Mfuleni schools shut down as unplaced learners protest

Education department says enrolments in Western Cape have increased by more than 18,000

By Vincent Lali, Masixole Feni and GroundUp Staff - 4 February 2019
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Protestors demand R70 billion compensation for inventor of please call me service

Movement says it is making plans to shut down Vodacom service

By Zoë Postman and GroundUp Staff - 31 January 2019
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Former PRASA Rail boss denies charges against him

“My role in this case is to clarify the allegation … All other charges do not relate to me” says Mthuthuzeli Swartz

By GroundUp Staff - 24 January 2019
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Sexual harassment: Equal Education leader found not guilty

But panel finds General Secretary acted “inappropriately”

By GroundUp Staff - 16 January 2019
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2018: News that mattered

Land occupations on the increase, Post Office takes over social grant payments, corruption exposed at PRASA and DAFF, but also good-news stories featuring ordinary South Africans

By GroundUp Staff - 19 December 2018
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Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory

Victory for Social Justice Coalition may result in poorer areas getting more officers

By Thembela Ntongana and GroundUp Staff - 14 December 2018