Black donors needed to help save lives

Finding a matching bone marrow donor is very difficult and only 30% of registered donors in South Africa are people of colour. Here’s why that matters


5 May 2021

Covid-19 and vaccines: Questions and answers

Updated 15 April 2021

GroundUp and Spotlight Staff

26 January 2021

How to access public mental health services

If you feel that you need help, reach out


14 July 2020

How to keep safe in supermarkets, schools and on public transport

Advice on how to reduce your risk and those around you of contracting Covid-19

Marc Mendelson, Shaheen Mehtar, Shabir Madhi and Nathan Geffen

29 May 2020

Covid-19: What if you get sick? Advice on how to plan for it

While most people will get mild symptoms only, it is important to plan


29 May 2020

Covid-19: How the courts work during lockdown

They are an essential service but they are not carrying on as normal


1 April 2020

Understanding the documents you might be sent during an eviction

You can’t be evicted without a court order


7 November 2019

Three things you should know to avoid being evicted

You can oppose your eviction even if you haven’t paid your rent


10 October 2019

Questions & answers about the National Minimum Wage

This is what every employer and employee needs to know


13 December 2018

City of Cape Town invites struggling property owners to apply for help

We believe many more property owners are eligible, says City


9 May 2018

Have you started your water committee yet?

Here’s how we’re preparing for Day Zero


26 January 2018

Everything you need to know about government housing

Struggling to understand how to get a government house? We hope this guide helps you.


20 July 2017

Frequently asked questions about social grants

Many people posted questions about social grants in the comments section of our "Everything you need to know about social grants" article. Based on these queries we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and responses.

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15 May 2017

Everything you need to know about social grants

For people who receive a grant or need to receive one.

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7 April 2017

List of protests against President Zuma

Mass action emerging in cities across the country

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5 April 2017

Quick guide to the National Minimum Wage

Essential info for employers and employees


21 November 2016