Articles by GroundUp Staff

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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News | 14 January 2021

Covid-19: Our grimmest day yet

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


News | 7 January 2021

Health workers demand vaccine rollout

Thousands sign letter calling for Department of Health to act urgently


News | 2 January 2021

2020 in pictures: a year of living dangerously

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


Photo Essay | 22 December 2020

Late judgments: Is the Cape High Court doing better?

Something troubling has shaken our confidence in the data


Law | 1 October 2020

After the drought: Cape Town’s gushing water

Berg River’s sluice open, as dams fill up


Brief | 7 September 2020

Can you guess the order these photos were taken?

An expensive troubled bridge over water

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News | 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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News | 12 August 2020

Eastern Cape’s Covid-19 denialists

As deaths surge, Furnworld openly breaks vital regulations

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News | 23 July 2020

GroundUp wins lottery court battle

Attempt to force us to stop publishing details of grants abandoned


Law | 21 July 2020

Confusion over school resumption

Conflicting messages sent to teachers, parents and learners


Brief | 31 May 2020

Covid-19: Groote Schuur on the brink

Hospital manager implores doctors to show up for duty


News | 21 May 2020

Cape civic associations oppose by-law amendments

“The proposed amendments limits the constitutional rights to dignity, freedom of movement, privacy, equality and freedom”


News | 15 May 2020

Covid-19: We asked government and experts to explain the controversial disaster regulations

We got no response from government, but most experts are scathing


News | 13 May 2020

Huge delays in Covid-19 test results

Doctors express concern that results are so late they are not clinically useful

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News | 8 May 2020