Victim of wrongful arrest gets R2.6-million from Minister of Police

Ntokozo Patrick Xulu spent 813 days behind bars


Law | 19 September 2023

Call for Johannesburg to turn “dark buildings” into decent housing for poor people

Housing collective plans march in city next month to demand housing for the poor


News | 18 September 2023

GroundUp reporters win prestigious journalism award

Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn win 2023 Nat Nakasa Award for Thabo Bester prison escape story


GroundView | 17 September 2023

Loved ones who perished in the Joburg building fire

We spoke to surviving relatives at the Hofland Community Centre shelter


News | 8 September 2023

300 occupants share one tap and one toilet in Joburg “dark building”

The building’s residents say they need help not eviction

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News | 7 September 2023

In photos: The Brixton Light Festival

The event brought some joy with creative displays, music and theatre to Joburg’s inner city streets


Photo Essay | 4 September 2023

Residents of Johannesburg’s “dark buildings” fear for their lives after deadly fire

Fires are a constant threat for people living in dilapidated buildings without electricity


News | 4 September 2023

Survivors of horrific Joburg building fire tell their stories

“I tried to go back to find my wife but the entrance was on fire”


News | 31 August 2023

NGOs respond to being blamed for Johannesburg fire

They say they make sure the law is upheld, while the City of Johannesburg has failed to provide alternative accommodation for evicted people


News | 31 August 2023

Prisoners were tortured at Leeuwkop prison, court finds

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services is 100% liable to pay damages


Law | 31 August 2023

Johannesburg fire: photos and interviews with an eye witness and rescuer

Death toll now 73 and expected to rise


Photo Essay | 31 August 2023

Court dismisses expelled NUMSA official’s urgent application

“The fact that the applicant wants the matter heard urgently does not make it urgent” says judge


Law | 24 August 2023

Gauteng Premier promises a “realistic” plan for services in Slovo Park

The settlement has waited for over two decades to be upgraded despite a 2016 court ruling in residents’ favour


News | 24 August 2023

Climate activists demand action at BRICS talks

Hundreds protest in Sandton where summit is underway


News | 23 August 2023

Simunye Workers Forum to register as a trade union

The Labour Court has refused the Registrar of Labour Relations leave to appeal an order directing him to register the SWF


Law | 16 August 2023

VIDEO: This school was made from eco-bricks

This might be the country’s first such school


News | 14 August 2023