Analysis

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PRASA attempts to hire Eskom’s security

Investigators have already found irregularities involving some of the companies

By James Stent - 27 November 2019
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Fierce battle over future of landmark Cape Town site

Developers and government manoeuvre to realise ten-storey buildings at River Club, while Khoi organisations fight for land they say is sacred

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 November 2019
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Battle to recover R42 billion in unclaimed pension money

Plans to march to Parliament

By Ciaran Ryan - 19 November 2019
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Cape Town’s battle for spatial justice

There is a disconnect between what the City says and what it does when it comes to housing, development, and urban planning.

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 October 2019
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The chief, the mines and the lost Bakgatla billions

Painstaking work of Baloyi Commission may come to nothing

By Wilmien Wicomb - 25 October 2019
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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