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How Bo-Kaap’s rising property prices are threatening a community

But many of the neighbourhood’s cash-poor, asset-rich homeowners are resisting the temptation to sell

Text by Aidan Jones. Photos by Barry Christianson. - 9 July 2018
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Cape Town residents wait days for ambulance

Stark divide between Bonnytoun’s coloured and black residents, but all await houses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 6 July 2018
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Battle for Bo-Kaap’s future

Residents are protesting against gentrification but a heritage consultant is sceptical of “nostalgia of an imagined past”

Text by Aidan Jones. Photos by Barry Christianson. - 26 June 2018
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Why families occupied land in Parkwood

“Politicians come and make promises they can’t keep”

By Barbara Maregele - 19 June 2018
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18-year-old informal miner mourns his dead friend

It’s hard to go underground, but life must go on, says Tawanda

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 June 2018
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Poacher killed in high-speed boat chase

Mortimer Booysen’s body washed up near Pearly Beach

By Kimon de Greef - 31 May 2018
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Trouble stalks the wooded hills above Knysna

Workers on the timber plantations of Sonskyn fear for their jobs

By Luke Daniel - 29 May 2018
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How do we prevent South Africans from getting sick with TB?

Part three of a three-part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 May 2018
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TB research is underfunded but new medicines are on their way

Part two of a three part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 17 May 2018
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Shelters for abused women battle to find funds

State provides 40% of money. Shelters need to raise the rest from other sources.

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 17 May 2018
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Why do so many South Africans die of TB?

Part one of a three part series on a neglected disease which kills over 100,000 South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 16 May 2018
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BEE farming project strangled by drought

“The dam is now at less than 10% of its capacity,” says farmer

By Aidan Jones - 25 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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Only one conviction out of 85 in murder hotspot

Part three of a series on political violence and the frustrated search for justice in KwaZulu-Natal

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 29 March 2018
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Inside the ANC’s KZN war

Part two of a series on political violence and the frustrated search for justice in KwaZulu-Natal

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 22 March 2018
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Women of Glebelands hostel devastated by violence

Part one of a series on political violence and the frustrated search for justice in KwaZulu-Natal

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 19 March 2018