Articles for GroundUp Editors

Beware of misleading crime statistics

People in poorer neighbourhoods usually have less incentive to report crime

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GroundView | 20 July 2022

GroundView: Aaron Motsoaledi’s shameful outburst

Instead of providing a reasoned defence of the government’s decision to end the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit, he has made a venomous, unhinged attack on civil society.

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GroundView | 29 June 2022

The justice system is showing signs of rot

Judges and lawyers who care need to stop it

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GroundView | 7 June 2022

GROUNDVIEW: How could a teacher guilty of sexual assault go on teaching for five years?

A learner was betrayed by the education department and the National Prosecuting Authority

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GroundView | 30 May 2022

NUMSA responds to our report

And we respond to NUMSA

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Right to reply | 4 March 2022

A challenge to Cape Town’s new administration: please fix the sewerage system

This is one thing which affects all of us

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GroundView | 20 January 2022

Fikile Mbalula demands R2 million from GroundUp reporters

He accuses us of defamation but does not point out any factual errors in our article

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Law | 8 December 2021

Covid-19 testing is too expensive and too difficult in South Africa

Our current approach is probably costing lives

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GroundView | 25 October 2021

GroundView: There is no scientific basis for the 12am to 4am curfew

Curfew could be reinstated if hospital beds start running out

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GroundView | 12 October 2021

The Lottery, the law firm and the minister: more questions than answers

We have uncovered hundreds of millions of rands worth of corruption and maladministration over three years, but no one has been brought to justice

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GroundView | 27 July 2021

Covid-19: Unions should push harder for teachers to get vaccinated

It’s almost never a reasonable choice to not get vaccinated

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GroundView | 26 July 2021

GroundUp takes lawyers’ council to court

Incompetent LPC decision has given the green light to lawyers who wish to commit fraud

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GroundView | 3 May 2021

Social housing is vital. Opportunists are trying to derail it

Disgruntled former employees are undermining Communicare’s projects

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GroundView | 23 April 2021