Articles by GroundUp Staff

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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
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Heartbreaking stories after massive Khayelitsha blaze

Hundreds of shacks destroyed and one person killed

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 21 October 2018

De Lille requests investigation into Foreshore property sale

Site appears to have been sold by the City of Cape Town for much less than it was worth

By GroundUp Staff - 30 September 2018
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PRASA takes disciplinary action against staff implicated in corruption

Commuter activists welcome “new era of effective, honest, transparent, and decisive governance”

By GroundUp Staff - 14 September 2018
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Cape High Court backlog keeps getting worse

Seventeen judgments have been reserved for more than six months

By GroundUp Staff - 3 September 2018
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How two audacious occupations are shifting the housing debate

An introduction to our series on the occupations of Helen Bowden Nurses Home and Woodstock Hospital

By GroundUp Staff - 29 August 2018
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Allegations of violence at Helen Bowden Nurses Home

Residents of the occupation report that their lives are safer, but domestic violence does occur

By GroundUp Staff - 29 August 2018
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Dirty tricks: The battle to control the Helen Bowden and Woodstock Hospital occupations

There have been violent attempts to take over Helen Bowden and a smear campaign against Ndifuna Ukwazi’s leaders

By GroundUp Staff - 29 August 2018

Thousands march against gender-based violence across South Africa

“The 24 demands in our memorandum signify 24 years of democracy”

By GroundUp Staff - 1 August 2018
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City acts against Steenvilla evictees

Long-running battle at Cape Town’s largest social housing complex may have drawn to an end

By GroundUp Staff - 25 July 2018
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Port Elizabeth municipal strike ends with agreement on bonuses

Garbage in streets to be cleared up from Friday afternoon

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff - 22 June 2018

Informal settlements flooded by heavy rains

Residents prepare for more storms

By GroundUp Staff - 14 June 2018

Mayhem at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital as workers demand performance bonuses

Hospital staff were intimidated and patients had to be locked inside for their safety

By Zoë Postman and GroundUp Staff - 31 May 2018
Photo of Theewaterskloof Dam during a severe drought in the Western Cape on 24 April 2018.

Cape Town’s dam levels higher than this time last year

Big Six at 24% compared to 19.8% in the same week in 2017

By GroundUp Staff - 28 May 2018
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Patricia de Lille proposes affordable housing in Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper

Some units in the Zero2One building will be for households that earn up to R15k per month

By GroundUp Staff - 20 May 2018