GroundUp is a tiny and new news organisation. Less than two months into our existence, before we have even officially launched, we have faced our first tough ethical dilemna: whether or not to pay a bribe.
29 May 2012 NEWS
GroundUp received several allegations that bribes are commonplace at Maitland Refugee Reception Centre. We decided to investigate.
The transcript of the phone conversation between a GroundUp journalist and "George", a man offering to help people to get into Home Affairs for a fee.
A Gugulethu man will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s court on Monday after he was arrested in possession of dagga worth R1.8 million.
25 May 2012 NEWS
Last week Monday, a house at 28 Van Eyssen Street burned down. The residents of the house had recently been evicted when evidence was presented in court that they were manufacturing illegal drugs on the property.
Tension and frustration ran high yesterday, when hundreds of Gugulethu residents packed the township’s Civic Hall to vent at Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa about the gangster problem.
23 May 2012 NEWS
A mother and her 5 month old baby were killed in a drunken driving accident while the husband survived. "A drunk male driver came at a very high speed and hit our car. Right then I lost my family", the husband, Zola Mateza, said.
7 May 2012 NEWS
Taxi owners and members of the Congress for Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) have recently joined in to help curb the escalating crime and gangsterism in Khayelitsha by patrolling areas and doing search and seizures.
3 May 2012 NEWS
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