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Thousands of learners still don’t have transport to school

Equal Education calls for change in funding

By Kim Reynolds - 18 January 2019
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Coal miner community shows the beautiful side of SA

Shafted by the Guptas, the people of Blinkpan, Mpumalanga have come together across race and class to help each other

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 January 2019
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City accused of destroying occupied shacks in Khayelitsha

Authorities say shacks were unoccupied but residents say otherwise

By Vincent Lali - 15 January 2019
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2018: News that mattered

Land occupations on the increase, Post Office takes over social grant payments, corruption exposed at PRASA and DAFF, but also good-news stories featuring ordinary South Africans

By GroundUp Staff - 19 December 2018
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Why are the lights off at PRASA?

Claims, counter claims and racketeering allegations in PRASA fencing contract

By Steve Kretzmann - 13 December 2018
Portia Michaels has stayed in Longlands for 28 years.

Farm community demands homes promised over a decade ago

Stellenbosch Municipality blames developer for delays

By Barbara Maregele - 7 December 2018
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How a hijacked organisation scored millions from the Lottery

Troubling questions for the COO of the National Lotteries Commission

By Raymond Joseph and Anton van Zyl - 22 November 2018
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Border War veterans fall through the cracks of reconciliation

“32 Battalion raped our women. They killed our brothers and sisters. It’s painful living with the legacy of their oppression.”

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 19 November 2018
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32 Battalion veterans left in limbo in forgotten military town

Pomfret is in decline and its 3,000 Portuguese speaking residents face an uncertain future

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 14 November 2018
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Fisheries department rots from the top

A factional war lays bare a culture of corruption

By Kimon de Greef - 12 November 2018
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Police accused of torturing suspects in murder case

Men who “confessed” under torture were later acquitted in court

By Phathiswa Shushwana - 8 November 2018
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“Mommy mommy, they just shot Dylan!”

Dylan Pelton, a teenage victim of Bonteheuwel’s gang violence, would have turned 20 on 5 November

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 November 2018
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Rape trials are long, expensive and difficult

Frequent postponements are frustrating and emotionally draining for both the accused and accuser

By Kelly Vinett and Saam Niami Jalinous - 31 October 2018
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New leaked reports show why train security has collapsed

Roy Moodley implicated in deals worth over R300 million

By Aidan Jones - 30 October 2018
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Wrongfully convicted men struggle to get compensation

“The state arrested me unlawfully and they don’t care about how my life is affected”

By Aidan Jones - 9 October 2018
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They were forcibly removed under apartheid. Now they want their land back. But it’s occupied.

And a planned mega-housing project also stands in their way

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 8 October 2018