Feature

PE’s Day Zero: a result of poor planning and a failure to fix leaks

Huge repairs backlog as crisis deepens

By Mkhuseli Sizani and James Stent - 21 September 2020

Lotto millions used for minor renovations to stadium

… but it was meant for a brand new sports facility

By Anton van Zyl and Raymond Joseph - 10 September 2020

Police are not being held accountable for child killings, watchdog records reveal

39 children died at the hands of police or in custody between April 2012 and March 2018

By Daneel Knoetze - 7 September 2020

Tafelberg: Four years of battle

The campaign that led to a landmark court decision on housing

By James Stent - 2 September 2020

R4 billion River Club development clears major obstacle

Environmental Authorisation given despite outstanding heritage matters and civil society opposition

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 August 2020

We followed community health worker Katrina Jacobs for a day. It’s incredible what she does

She is one of thousands providing essential care across the country

By Ashraf Hendricks - 21 August 2020

Two years after landmark silicosis settlement, no one has been paid

Tshiamiso Trust says terms were only reached in late 2019 and Covid-19 has delayed the process

By James Stent - 20 July 2020

Hijacked organisation gets millions in Lottery grants

Police demand proof before accepting criminal complaint

By Raymond Joseph - 22 June 2020

Living with cancer during Covid-19

A breast cancer patient shares her lockdown experience

By James Stent - 5 June 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

By Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh - 3 June 2020
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Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph - 8 May 2020
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Covid-19: Police watchdog investigation of first lockdown death reveals deep flaws

“How can they say that he just dropped dead?” asks his stepdaughter after witnesses describe how Petrus Miggels was beaten by police

By Daneel Knoetze - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19: South Africa is racing to produce the masks needed to fight the virus

After a slow start, production has been ramped up

By Raymond Joseph - 22 April 2020
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Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Brenton Geach. - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: A view from the townships

GroundUp’s reporters describe what they see

By GroundUp Staff - 16 April 2020
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Covid-19: Court decision is a heavy blow to waste-pickers’ hopes

Recyclers are not essential services during lockdown, court rules

By Jamaine Krige - 15 April 2020