Articles by James Stent

Lottery made accusations against our reporter. Now it can’t back them up

Minister Ebrahim Patel responds to questions in Parliament


15 September 2021

PRASA is building a world-class system, claims CEO

But Cape Town train commuters will wait until December 2022 to use the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain line normally again


8 September 2021

PRASA blames Covid-19 and vandalism for collapsing East London train service

Some stations GroundUp visited were derelict

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7 September 2021

PRASA sues whistleblower for R45 million

The rail agency refused to answer questions on its legal action against suspended head of legal services Martha Ngoye


27 August 2021

Bathabile Dlamini to be prosecuted for perjury

Black Sash and Centre for Applied Legal Studies welcome the “message that everyone is equal before the law”


24 August 2021

How Walter the storyteller escaped homelessness

Like many others he lost his home during lockdown and lived rough


24 August 2021

How hesitant are South Africans about getting vaccinated?

Large surveys offer different views on vaccine acceptance


20 August 2021

Covid-19: A glimpse behind the scenes at Groote Schuur Hospital

Doctors describe innovation, adaptation - and despair


11 August 2021

New social housing development launched in Cape Town

Latest phase of Bothasig Gardens will provide 314 homes to lower income families


28 July 2021

How risky is public transport for infectious disease? We tested it

Next time you hop on a bus, you’ll want to shout: “Open the windows!”

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29 June 2021

Gauteng sewage has shown high rates of Covid-19 for three weeks

Other hotspots are Gqeberha and Cape Town


24 June 2021

Commuters have deserted Metrorail

Another year at best before Cape Town Central line resumes service to Khayelitsha

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21 June 2021

Health department is likely overcounting its vaccine supply

Because of the syringes being used, vaccinators are getting fewer doses per vial


18 June 2021

What’s gone wrong with government’s tender website?

Treasury’s tender portal has been down since March


11 June 2021

How a truck is helping people in rural areas get registered for vaccination

UNICEF is helping people to register on government’s EVDS system

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10 June 2021