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City of Cape Town invites struggling property owners to apply for help

We believe many more property owners are eligible, says City

By Annie Cebulski - 9 May 2018
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Have you started your water committee yet?

Here’s how we’re preparing for Day Zero

By Murray Hunter - 26 January 2018
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Everything you need to know about government housing

Struggling to understand how to get a government house? We hope this guide helps you.

By GroundUp Staff - 20 July 2017

Frequently asked questions about social grants

Many people posted questions about social grants in the comments section of our "Everything you need to know about social grants" article. Based on these queries we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and responses.

By Gabrielle Kelly and GroundUp Staff - 15 May 2017

Everything you need to know about social grants

For people who receive a grant or need to receive one

By Gabrielle Kelly and GroundUp Staff - 7 April 2017
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List of protests against President Zuma

Mass action emerging in cities across the country

By Natalie Pertsovsky and GroundUp Staff - 5 April 2017
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Quick guide to the National Minimum Wage

Essential info for employers and employees

By GroundUp Staff - 21 November 2016
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Treatment for everyone with HIV: what will it mean?

Patients will benefit and there will be fewer new infections

By Nathan Geffen - 17 May 2016
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Letters to the editor: our answer to the comments “problem”

Comments will remain for now, but letters will be quality controlled and much more prominent

By GroundUp Staff - 3 May 2016
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Believe in free independent media? Here’s something small you can do

We're four years old. Help us be around for at least forty more.

By GroundUp Staff - 13 April 2016
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How a slave from Mauritius led a rebellion in Cape Town

And how he was influenced by a revolution in Haiti

By Nigel Worden - 30 March 2016
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Mbeki is wrong about death statistics

AIDS has for many years been by far the largest cause of death

By Nathan Geffen - 14 March 2016
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Clearing up two Mbeki misconceptions

There are two misconceptions by Mbeki and people defending him that I wish to debunk.

By Nathan Geffen - 13 March 2016
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Ten things you probably don’t know about HIV in 2016

The HIV world is used to things moving fast, in a way that most medicine just doesn’t.

By Francois Venter, Polly Clayden, Anele Yawa and Marcus Low - 22 February 2016