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.


Thembela Ntongana (Chair)

Angela Quintal

Edwin Cameron

Nathan Geffen (ex officio as Editor)


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)

Zoë Postman

Tariro Washinyira

James Stent

Our interns are:

Marecia Damons

Liezl Human

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

Retired Justice Edwin Cameron is also our honourary legal advisor.