Spending on school infrastructure does matter

It is wrong to say that school funding is not crucial to learner outcomes, argue Rosalind Gater and Doron Isaacs of Equal Education.

Rosalind Gater and Doron Isaacs

25 May 2012

Drug house burns down - landlord accuses former tenants

Last week Monday, a house at 28 Van Eyssen Street burned down. The residents of the house had recently been evicted when evidence was presented in court that they were manufacturing illegal drugs on the property.

Tariro Washinyira

25 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

Police minister visits Gugulethu to address increasing gang problem

Tension and frustration ran high yesterday, when hundreds of Gugulethu residents packed the township’s Civic Hall to vent at Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa about the gangster problem.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

23 May 2012

Simphiwe, celebrating for his new job.

Simphiwe Mahlanyana held a party to celebrate his new job at the Economic Policy Research Institute. He got 95% for a project managenent assignment and just after that got a new job.
Well done Simphiwe and good luck with your new job.

Nokubonga Yawa

22 May 2012

Dignity, free speech and art

President Zuma and the ANC are very upset by Brett Murray's painting. The painting is on display in the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. It depicts the President as Lenin, which has not caused much controversy. But it also depicts the President's genitals, and this has caused a furore. The SACP has called it sadistic. The president is trying to get the South Gauteng High Court to compel the gallery to remove the artwork.

GroundUp Editor

21 May 2012

Xolile’s Birthday party

Xolile Dunga and his friends celebrated his birthday in Makhaza on Saturday night.

Nokubonga Yawa

21 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

Protest against xenophobia and homophobia

Gay rights groups and PASSOP commemorated International Day Against Homophobia and International Xenophobia Day at Observatory Hall.

Veronica Washaya

17 May 2012

City starts janitorial service in informal settlements

About 200 Social Justice Coalition (SJC) representatives in more than 10 taxis descended outside Cape Town’s Civic Centre on Wednesday afternoon to listen to the long awaited announcement of the launch of the janitorial service.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

17 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

GroundUp RoundUp - Upcoming entertainment on the Cape Flats

Find out what entertainment and cultural events are happening in the next few days.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

11 May 2012

Khayelitsha hosts debate about nuclear power

Yesterday evening Ndifuna Ukwazi (Dare to know) hosted a seminar at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha on nuclear power for South Africa. About 50 people attended.

Nokubonga Yawa

11 May 2012

Rest in Peace Brown Dash

Kwaito star Simphiwe Mpamile, better known by his stage name Brown Dash, died in Johannesburg’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on 9 May.

Nokubonga Yawa

11 May 2012

Traditional Courts Bill “authoritarian and patriarchal”

Civil society organizations expressed concern during recent public hearings on the Traditional Courts Bill at the Western Cape Legislature.

Tariro Washinyira and Veronica Washaya

10 May 2012

Lindela accused of poor handling of meningitis case

A Zimbabwean man became extremely ill after contracting meningitis at Lindela Repatriation Centre. His family has accused the Department of Home Affairs of infringing their rights by failing to inform them timeously.

Tariro Washinyira

10 May 2012