Analysis

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Why is there so much conflict between Abahlali and the state?

Scarcity of houses is just one part of a problem that has its roots in the province’s 1990s violence

By Christopher Clark - 20 September 2018
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Aliens are greatest threat to Cape Town’s water security

Clearing vegetation above the big dams is affordable and essential

By Jasper Slingsby and Mark Botha - 29 May 2018
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Cape Town can avoid Day Zero in 2019 - but we’ll have to keep consumption down

Dam levels are almost equal to same period last year

By GroundUp Staff - 7 May 2018
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Unions divided on Workers’ Day

Rival events held on 1 May show unequal support for Saftu and Cosatu

By Nosipiwo Manona, Nation Nyoka and Magnificent Mndebele - 2 May 2018
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Are resident associations being captured by the property industry?

Sea Point shows how developers use these organisations to advance their own interests

By Gavin Silber and Sarita Pillay - 14 March 2018
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Water curbs: a tale of rich and poor

Most water management devices installed in poor areas

By Maxwell Roeland - 7 March 2018
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How severe is the drought? An analysis of the latest data

Facts are few, opinions plenty, on the cause of the water crisis

By Piotr Wolski - 22 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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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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South Africa’s HIV treatment programme: a phoenix rising from the ashes?

Over 4 million people are on treatment but the programme may be stuttering

By Leigh Johnson - 13 December 2017
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Drought: Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

There are several unanswered questions

By Aidan Jones and Nathan Geffen - 6 December 2017
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At last, some hope for injured workers

Compensation Fund starts to work properly again

By Pete Lewis - 28 November 2017
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Water crisis: the more we know, the better we can respond

More transparency will improve the public response

By Piotr Wolski - 16 November 2017
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Police watchdog needs R50 million from the people it watches

Conflict of interest in the funding of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate

By John Hess - 9 October 2017
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Do immigrants “steal” jobs in South Africa? What the data tell us

Overall, immigration probably creates employment

By Raphael Chaskalson - 18 September 2017
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Does Marikana really have 60,000 people?

Measuring the number of people living in an informal settlement is difficult

By GroundUp Staff - 1 September 2017