Woman with concrete slab told her house is complete!

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 by GroundUp

About 250 foundations laid in 2014 still have no RDP houses on them

A day in the life of community health worker Katrina Jacobs: It’s incredible what she does

Posted on Aug 25, 2020 by GroundUp

From Monday to Friday, on foot, carrying a shoulder bag and wearing a mask and sometimes a visor, ...

The “war on drugs” has failed South Africa – Former ConCourt justice Edwin Cameron

Posted on Aug 20, 2020 by GroundUp

The prisons system is not equipped to offer treatment for drug use. And, despite the highly controlled environment, ...

South Africans forced to fork out R50 to get to town to collect R350 Covid-19 grant

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 by GroundUp

(By Bernard Chiguvare, Groundup.org.za) Ruben Mukhakwedzwa from Nzhelele in Limpopo spends R50 to get to and from Louis ...

Poo protest: Dunoon residents empty toilets on N7

Posted on Aug 18, 2020 by GroundUp

South Africans shouldn't pack away their winter gear just yet, as disruptive snow and chilly weather was expected ...

CT celebrates closure of field hospital as Covid-19 cases drop

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 by GroundUp

In March, Khayelitsha was the first township in South Africa to have a confirmed Covid-19 case.

Old age homes & children’s havens on the brink of collapse as provinces cut funding

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 by GroundUp

Social workers in only two of 31 organisations in the Eastern Cape had been paid their subsidy. Some ...

Unemployed man fined for trying to get vital meds from clinic during lockdown

Posted on Aug 7, 2020 by GroundUp

“As I came closer and closer, an officer approached me and stopped me. He asked me where I ...

Vandals destroy school sports field funded by Lotto – “They only left stumps of goalposts”

Posted on Aug 6, 2020 by GroundUp

“Vandalism has been a problem at this school,” he said. “The school was broken into during lockdown. Criminals ...

Partially blind woman faces eviction from shack

Posted on Aug 4, 2020 by GroundUp

“Even if l can get an empty space to build another shack that will be fine,” says Mdluli. ...

Job cuts, lock-ins, and fear: Domestic workers suffer Covid-19 squeeze

Posted on Aug 3, 2020 by GroundUp

Many employers have been forced to retrench domestic workers after they lost their own jobs or income, or ...

Toxic herbicides accumulate in Camps Bay sea life

Posted on Aug 3, 2020 by GroundUp

Previous studies have shown that pharmaceutical compounds have been found in Camps Bay’s waters

Lotto funding: Millions of rands for “mysterious” music festival

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by GroundUp

An internet search failed to find any information on the Troopers Festival - the only one of the ...

Family of 13 living in a shack have “tried everything” but “there are just no jobs”

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by GroundUp

Kooseelal said he has tried “everything to find a job” but to no avail. He currently fixes cars ...

WATCH: Sex worker Constance Mathe explains why she believes her work should not be criminalised

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by GroundUp

In this video Mathe talks about her experiences as a sex worker and why sex work should be ...

Elderly, women & children suffer due to horrific state health care corruption – Wistleblower report

Posted on Jul 23, 2020 by GroundUp

A new report from almost 700 whistleblowers points to the life-threatening extent of corruption in the state health ...

Life-and-death decisions: Dr describes the biggest challenge he’s faced in 20 years

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 by GroundUp

“There’s no doubt that this is the biggest challenge we face in the living memory of being in ...

Mob burns brand new Covid-19 facility and community hall in Khayelitsha

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by GroundUp

The estimated cost of the damage caused by the fire is about R1 million, according to Mayor Dan ...

Govt failed to feed children: Court orders school nutrition programme to resume

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by GroundUp

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga and all the provincial education MECs, except the Western Cape, have been found ...

Inspiring! Jhb suburb donates “trikes” and uniforms to reclaimers

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by GroundUp

About 20 reclaimers in Johannesburg will soon be carting their recyclable materials around with prototype “trikes”.

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