Articles by GroundUp Staff

Excess deaths decline for first time since November

Mortality still near record high but it looks like we are turning the corner

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27 January 2021

Covid-19 and vaccines: Questions and answers

Updated 9 February 2021

GroundUp and Spotlight Staff

26 January 2021

Over 100,000 South Africans have probably died of Covid-19

Latest MRC report shows over 16,000 excess deaths in week ending 16 January

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24 January 2021

Extend disability grants, Black Sash tells SASSA as queues shock country

SASSA has proposed a ten-point plan to deal with backlogs

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14 January 2021

Covid-19: Our grimmest day yet

Minister reports 844 confirmed deaths. MRC reports worst week yet.

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7 January 2021

Health workers demand vaccine rollout

Thousands sign letter calling for Department of Health to act urgently

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2 January 2021

2020 in pictures: a year of living dangerously

Covid-19, evictions, fires and an elephant: GroundUp’s photos of the year

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22 December 2020

Late judgments: Is the Cape High Court doing better?

Something troubling has shaken our confidence in the data

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1 October 2020

After the drought: Cape Town’s gushing water

Berg River’s sluice open, as dams fill up

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7 September 2020

Can you guess the order these photos were taken?

An expensive troubled bridge over water

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26 August 2020

Success against Covid-19: Temporary Cape Town hospital closes

“We’ve got to now save jobs and stop hunger and unemployment,” says Premier Alan Winde

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12 August 2020

Eastern Cape’s Covid-19 denialists

As deaths surge, Furnworld openly breaks vital regulations

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23 July 2020

GroundUp wins lottery court battle

Attempt to force us to stop publishing details of grants abandoned

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21 July 2020

Confusion over school resumption

Conflicting messages sent to teachers, parents and learners

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31 May 2020

Covid-19: Groote Schuur on the brink

Hospital manager implores doctors to show up for duty

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21 May 2020