Editorial

Photo of Growthpoint executives

GROUNDVIEW: Cape Town property deal needs independent investigation

Growthpoint’s explanation for Foreshore property sale is unconvincing, but the City has the hardest questions to answer

By GroundUp Editors - 11 July 2019
Photo of Julius Malema

GROUNDVIEW: Julius Malema’s attack on the judiciary is self-serving

Our courts are not without problems but they have done as much as any arm of the state to realise the Bill of Rights

By GroundUp Editors - 24 June 2019
Photo of fancy building

GROUNDVIEW: Goldman Sachs thinks we’ve got a future - but who’s Goldman Sachs again?

Investment bank to expand in South Africa

By GroundUp Editors - 17 May 2019
Photo of people queuing to vote in 2019

GROUNDVIEW: For the first time most adults didn’t vote

There has been a decline in election participation since 1994, especially this year

By GroundUp Staff - 13 May 2019
Photo of people protesting for higher wages

GROUNDVIEW: Civil society directors should make their salaries public

Coyness over what we earn is the current etiquette, but it needs to change.

By GroundUp Editors - 29 March 2019
Photo of train burning

GROUNDVIEW: Cyril Ramaphosa wants to fix PRASA. Here’s what he needs to do

Metrorail broke down because of state capture

By GroundUp Staff - 21 March 2019
Photo of Rob Davies

GROUNDVIEW: Lottery looting needs to be investigated – urgently

Millions of South Africans buy Lottery tickets. There is growing evidence that their trust is being misused.

By GroundUp Editors - 20 March 2019
Group of men standing on a roadside

Unemployment: is there a way forward?

Reducing unemployment should be the top priority of government

By GroundUp Editors - 28 February 2019
Photo of march

How to reduce unemployment? Two opposing views

How do we reduce unemployment? That is possibly the most important policy question facing South Africa.

By GroundUp Editors - 18 February 2019
Photo of President Ramaphosa and Tshepo Motsepo

GROUNDVIEW: Ramaphosa’s SONA offered much hope but it had a serious omission

State capture’s most visible effect is the breakdown of Metrorail

By GroundUp Editors - 8 February 2019
Photo of student protest

GROUNDVIEW: Let sex workers and their clients be

Also: Leadership needed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Training

By GroundUp Editors - 7 February 2019
GroundUp Logo

Got a question? We’ll try to answer it

We’re answering questions about schools, social grants, banks, debt, difficult bosses, and even love (maybe)

By GroundUp Staff - 6 February 2019
Photo of burning train

GROUNDVIEW: Our train service is a victim of state capture

PRASA’s corruption has cost lives and left commuters across the country in distress

By GroundUp Editors - 24 January 2019
GroundUp Logo

GROUNDVIEW: Is the education system improving?

Also: Dangers of election opportunism

By GroundUp Editors - 17 January 2019
Photo of High Court

Three ways to improve justice in South Africa

Our court system is frustrating, slow and technologically backward

By GroundUp Editors - 13 November 2018
Photo of Helen Bowden Nurses Home

How two audacious occupations are shifting the housing debate

An introduction to our series on the occupations of Helen Bowden Nurses Home and Woodstock Hospital

By GroundUp Staff - 29 August 2018