Analysis

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Mkhwebane’s report on PRASA is flawed

Public Protector has submitted unfinished homework

By James Stent - 11 September 2019
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Ten years later, still no action on Hlophe complaint

Accusation that Western Cape Judge President tried to intervene in favour of Jacob Zuma has still not been dealt with

By Zikhona Ndlebe and Alison Tilley - 6 September 2019
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EFF’s sinister sudden interest in PRASA

Party questions corruption investigation instead of corruption itself

By James Stent - 14 August 2019
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Informal settlements need better rubbish collection

Reform of the system is necessary to “keep Cape Town clean”

By Emma Green - 15 May 2019
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Caster Semenya: Issues the sporting authority has to consider

Whatever the decision, the emotional toll for athletes is high

By Shuaib Manjra - 25 February 2019
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Stats SA’s confusing mining employment statistics

Quarterly Labour Force Survey is the definitive source for most sectors, but not for mining

By GroundUp Staff - 21 February 2019
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Controversy follows colourful Australian mining magnate

Mark Caruso has made a handsome profit from South Africa’s natural resources

By John Yeld - 19 February 2019
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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