Articles by GroundUp Staff

Vigil against information bill

Right2Know held a candlelight vigil outside Parliament on 22 November in protest against the Protection of State Information Bill.

Kate Stegeman and GroundUp Staff

28 November 2012

“People’s Commission” testimony exposes police failures

In December 2009 Thandokazi Njamela was smacked on the head with an unopened beer bottle by her friend's boyfriend. She lost consciousness and was taken to Khayelitsha's Site B Hospital.

GroundUp Staff

14 November 2012

Vigilante killing in Mfuleni: Two leading SJC members arrested but deny involvement

On Sunday 14 October, two Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activists Angy Peter and Isaac Mbadu were arrested along with two other Mfuleni residents for the kidnap and murder of Siphiwo "Rowan" Mbevu.

Mary-Jane Matsolo and GroundUp Staff

23 October 2012

Western Cape Education Department finalises school closures

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has announced a customised draft plan for each school recommended for closure.

GroundUp staff

17 October 2012

TAC pickets in support of man who got TB in prison

Dudley Lee contracted TB while he was an awaiting trial prisoner. Now he's suing the state.

Mary-Jane Matsolo and GroundUp Staff

29 August 2012

Cape Town protests

About 350 residents of Khayelitsha's BM section took to the streets on Monday this week to protest over the lack of houses and sanitation. The protestors burnt tyres and stoned vehicles. Eight people were arrested by police for public violence.

GroundUp Staff

15 August 2012

Geeks for good: Programmers hack socially useful programs

From Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon, Cape Town computer programmers and web designers took part in the Coding for Democracy Hackathon.

GroundUp Staff

8 August 2012

Court case highlights TB in prisons

A man who contracted tuberculosis (TB) while in prison is in a long-running court battle with the Department of Correctional Services.

GroundUp Staff

20 June 2012

Former prisoner gets TB and takes Government to court

Dudley Lee was arrested in 1999 and spent the next four years in Pollsmoor Prison, while he was tried for fraud and other financial crimes. About 70 court appearances later, he was found not guilty. While in prison he became sick with TB.

GroundUp Staff

20 June 2012

Basson and wa Afrika tell Khayelitsha how they uncovered corruption

Last night, Adriaan Basson of the City Press and Mzilikazi wa Afrika of the Sunday Times spoke to 200 people at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha.

GroundUp Staff

29 May 2012

Weekly Roundup 14-20 May 2012

This is a list of the main news events of 20 to 27 May with links to news articles describing them.

GroundUp Staff

29 May 2012

GroundUp Launch!

GroundUp will launch on 1 June 2012. Join us at 2pm at the Site B Library in Khayelitsha.

GroundUp Staff

24 May 2012

Weekly Roundup 14-20 May 2012

This is a list of the main events of 14 to 20 May with links to news articles describing them.

GroundUp Staff

21 May 2012

Weekly News RoundUp 7-13 May 2012

This is a list of the main events of 7 to 13 May with links to news articles describing them.

GroundUp Staff

16 May 2012