Who we are

As of 10 June 2020, GroundUp became an independent non-profit company. Previously we were a project of Community Media Trust (CMT). CMT continues to manage our finances, human resources etc.

Board

Thembela Ntongana (Chair, former GroundUp reporter and currently Digital and Community Manager at The Nal’ibali Trust)

Angela Quintal (former editor of the Mail & Guardian, currently the Africa Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists)

Edwin Cameron (former Constitutional Court Judge and currently the inspecting judge of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services)

Tyrone August (former Editor of the Cape Times and a founding member of the South African National Editors Forum)

Philani Mgwaba (former Editor of The Mercury newspaper and founding Editor of Isolezwe)

Nathan Geffen (ex officio as Editor)

Staff

Nathan Geffen (Editor)

Barbara Maregele (Deputy Editor)

Brent Meersman (Co-editor)

Alide Dasnois (Associate Editor)

GroundUp's current fulltime reporters are (surname alphabetical order):

Mary-Anne Gontsana

​Ashraf Hendricks (photographer)

Tariro Washinyira

James Stent

Marecia Damons

Liezl Human

Many freelancers contribute to GroundUp. Here is a list of people who have written for us.