Articles by GroundUp Staff

Photo of long queue at taxi rank

Commuters battle to get to work as bus strike starts

“It’s busy today. I will be able to pay my monthly cellphone bill,” says taxi driver.

By GroundUp Staff - 18 April 2018
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Millions wasted on dodgy Western Cape government security contract

R3 million a month for guards and dogs at Helen Bowden Nurses Home

By GroundUp Staff - 13 April 2018
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Education department argues it’s not responsible for shoddy schools

Judgment reserved in case on norms and standards in Bhisho High Court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and GroundUp Staff - 16 March 2018

Equal Education in court against Motshekga over broken schools

Education department says it is dependent on other parts of government to fix schools

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and GroundUp Staff - 15 March 2018
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Riot in Mfuleni follows shack removals

“I want to have my own place and stand on my own two feet because I’m an adult”

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 8 March 2018
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Quarrel over Sarah Baartman sculpture at UCT

Librarian removes covering that students had placed over Willie Bester’s artwork

By Natalie Pertsovsky and GroundUp Staff - 2 March 2018
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What is the future of Cape Town’s water supply?

Here are the pros and cons of desalination, groundwater and recycling

By GroundUp Staff - 27 February 2018

Overcrowding becoming “the norm” in some Western Cape schools

Provincial education department says it is under severe strain

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 22 February 2018
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Court orders seizure of Gupta company’s assets

Optimum Coal Mine cannot pay a mere R640k to finish clinic

By GroundUp Staff - 16 February 2018
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City’s model shows how we can avoid Day Zero

Getting household consumption down is key

By GroundUp Staff - 30 January 2018
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Drought: City answers your questions

Ian Neilson, JP Smith and Priya Reddy respond to readers’ questions

By GroundUp Staff - 27 January 2018
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Facts and myths about Cape Town’s water crisis

As Day Zero approaches, nonsense is being spread

By GroundUp Staff - 18 January 2018
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Metrorail Central Line to operate again after PRASA promises better security

Union and management reach a deal

By GroundUp Staff - 17 January 2018
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Here’s how unfairly police are distributed

Suburbs like Sea Point, Claremont and Camps Bay have far more officers per resident than Nyanga. Why?

By GroundUp Staff - 17 January 2018
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UniteBehind goes to court against PRASA and Minister of Transport

Urgent application to reverse decision to suspend Legal Panel

By GroundUp Staff - 19 December 2017
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News that mattered: 2017 in photos

Drought, protests, anger over the social grants payment system, and the collapse of Metrorail marked this year.

By GroundUp Staff - 18 December 2017