GOVERNMENT

Motorists pay volunteers to fix potholes in Nelson Mandela Bay

Fed-up with waiting for the municipality, residents have taken matters into their own hands

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 August 2020

Musina sewage plant has been leaking for five years, say residents

Streams of filthy water flow through fields and past a school

By Bernard Chiguvare - 6 August 2020

We won’t fix development until we fix our municipalities

Citizens have been reduced to passive beneficiaries of state assistance which often never arrives

By Noah Schermbrucker - 30 July 2020

At least four arrested during #ServeUsPlease protest

Police use a water cannon and stun grenades to disperse about 200 peaceful protesters

By Ashraf Hendricks and Zoë Postman - 24 July 2020

Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs

By Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki - 22 July 2020

Judge rebukes Cape Town refugee centre

DRC asylum seeker was not given adequate reasons for refusal of application

By Tania Broughton - 8 July 2020

Leaders of Bobani land occupation flee settlement

“We called them the Mugabes because they refused to step down”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 July 2020

Court order means millions of children can return to pre-school centres

Judge has harsh words for ministers Lindiwe Zulu and Angie Motshekga

By Tania Broughton - 6 July 2020

Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?

Food and social grant commitments have fallen woefully short

By Jeremy Seekings - 3 July 2020

Human Rights Commission to investigate after man dragged naked from his shack

Shack dwellers march to police station in protest

By Vincent Lali - 2 July 2020

“I was in my room washing. Then they threw me outside.” Bulelani Qolani describes how he was dragged naked from his shack

“The video of me is important so people see the City of Cape Town”

By James Stent - 2 July 2020

City of Cape Town Law Enforcement drag naked man out of his house

City says incident is being investigated

By James Stent - 1 July 2020

Hundreds of new homes demolished in Port Elizabeth

Municipality demolishes shacks as they are being built

By Joseph Chirume - 1 July 2020

Dunoon ward councillor’s office petrol bombed

Land occupation blamed for arson attack

By Peter Luhanga - 19 June 2020

Shack dwellers make up their own housing list for new City of Cape Town project

Dozens try to occupy land set aside for Maroela Project

By Vincent Lali - 18 June 2020

City councillor Zahid Badroodien says there’s room for homeless people in Cape Town’s shelters. But our investigation found very few empty places

GroundUp contacted shelters across the city

By James Stent - 17 June 2020