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Over 5 million social grant beneficiaries to pay R10 “bank charge”

SASSA assures MPs that all grants will be paid from 1 April

By Barbara Maregele - 28 March 2018
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Home Affairs extends deadline for new Zimbabwe Exemption Permit

Applicants have until 15 February to complete the process

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 February 2018
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Komape trial shows state at most callous, and other stories

GroundUp’s stories from the past seven days

By GroundUp Staff - 24 November 2017
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How two teachers helped George Bizos become a lawyer

A story for his 90th birthday

By Doron Isaacs - 14 November 2017
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Tokyo Sexwale’s report frustrates Palestinian hopes

FIFA allowed off the hook by struggle veteran’s failure to take legally correct and just stand on Israeli occupation

By Daniel Sher - 10 November 2017
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How to fix the academic peer review system

And the crux of the solution is that a hundred thousand journals need to die

By Alex Welte and Eduard Grebe - 3 August 2017
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SA director pulls out of Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

“It is impossible to look past the fact that the festival could serve as a diversion from the human rights violations being committed by the state of Israel”

By GroundUp Staff - 26 May 2017
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Scientific journal threatened by vested interests

Article critical of corporate-funded research retracted

By Leslie London - 3 May 2017
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Dlamini is to blame for SASSA crisis, says Themba Godi

But Parliament could have done more, says Scopa chair

By Barbara Maregele - 11 April 2017
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Distinguishing bias from bullshit

Two perspectives on fake news

By Jacques Rousseau and Nathan Geffen - 31 January 2017

News that mattered: 2016 in photos

Conflict on campuses, hint of justice for miners, a heated election, our most successful Olympics, and other stories on GroundUp this year

By GroundUp Staff - 19 December 2016
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South Africa attempts to stop the work of UN gay rights watchdog

LGBTI activists alarmed and disappointed

By Kim Alvelius, Kati Oksman and Anita Patanen - 7 November 2016
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Should you be prosecuted for exposing someone to HIV?

Many have been found guilty despite lack of scientific evidence

By Ashleigh Furlong and Nathan Geffen - 11 August 2016
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Anger at huge price tag for life-saving medicine

Price of effective treatment for hepatitis C is over 600 times what it costs to produce

By Rejul Bejoy - 28 July 2016
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No HIV transmissions after sex 58,000 times without condoms

Amazing result in a study of couples where one partner is HIV-positive and on antiretroviral treatment

By Simon Collins - 13 July 2016
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Botswana Court of Appeal unanimously recognises gay rights organisation

Judgment has broader implications for many African countries that do not recognise sexual minorities

By Tashwill Esterhuizen - 23 March 2016