Is there really an investigation into police officer Andile Mtshiceka?

Months before Social Justice Coalition member Angy Peter was arrested for her alleged role in a vigilante murder, she had lodged a complaint of corruption against police officer Andile Mtshiceka.

Mary-Jane Matsolo and Nathan Geffen

News | 7 November 2012

Dance teacher gets three life sentences for rape

On 28 October the Khayelitsha Magistrates' Court handed spiritual dance teacher Mlulami Lawrence Gagu three life sentences for the rape of seven children over a period of two years.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 7 November 2012

Sunday Soul Sessions picnic at the Ruitersvlei wine farm

Metro FM held their latest Sunday Soul Sessions event at Ruitersvlei wine farm near Stellenbosch on 4 November.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

Brief | 7 November 2012

Showdown over police inquiry

On 22 August, in response to a call made in November 2011 from several social justice organisations, Premier Helen Zille established a Commission of Inquiry to investigate alleged police inefficiency and a breakdown in relations between police and communities in Khayelitsha. The commission is being chaired by former Constitutional Court judge, Kate O'Regan and Advocate Vusi Pikoli.

Tessa Gooding

News | 7 November 2012

Zimbabwean musician calls Cape Town home

Zimbabwean Afro soul music artist Shamie Mabvudzi talks to GroundUp about the challenges he faces as an immigrant in South Africa. His third album African Dream is due out this month.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 7 November 2012

Muizenberg Kite Festival

Cape Mental Health held the Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg over the weekend.

Faizel Slamang

News | 7 November 2012

Muizenberg Kite Festival

Cape Mental Health held the Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg over the weekend.

Faizel Slamang

News | 7 November 2012

Protest for police presence in Khayelitsha’s crime hot spots

Over a hundred community members marched to Lingelethu Police Station in Khayelitsha on Friday demanding a greater police presence in high-crime areas in the township.

Nokubonga Yawa

News | 5 November 2012

“Ajax has the best academy in the country”

Aviwe "Pro" Nyamende is a 20-year-old defender who plays for Ajax Cape Town's youth development team.

Margo Fortune

News | 4 November 2012

Clanwilliam hosts Khoi San dance competition

Isaac Petersen attended the semifinals of an ongoing Rieldans competition held in Clanwillam on Saturday, 20 October 2012. He sent us these wonderful photos.

Isaac Petersen

News | 24 October 2012

Man killed by train on Cape Town to Strand line

Metrorail passengers were caught unaware when the train from Cape Town en route to Strand stopped abruptly at Mutual Station last night.

Margo Fortune and Janine Fortuin

News | 24 October 2012

Mike Matyeni: human rights activist and Treatment Action Campaign Leader has died

Leading Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activist Mike Matyeni collapsed during his cousin's funeral in Cathcart on Saturday 13 October 2012. He was declared dead the following morning.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 24 October 2012

Activists march wearing masks of Education Minister

On 17 October 2012 Equal Education (EE) and its members marched for a better education system in South Africa. The march started at 15h30 from Hector Pieterson Secondary School and ended at Wallacedene community hall.

Nokubonga Yawa

News | 24 October 2012

Local entertainment brand develops Cape Town youth

GroundUp interviewed founder and managing director of Ziyawamo, Mzura Kuse, about the company’s expansion to Cape Town, its youth development programs as well as the annual spring picnic affair.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 24 October 2012

Zimbabwean lays complaint with police against Home Affairs official

A 25 years old asylum seeker lodged a complaint of bribery with the police against a Cape Town Foreshore Home Affairs official last week.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 24 October 2012

Cheap wine trending in townships

Papsak, wyn, umtshove alale, whichever way you choose to refer to it, cheap wine has become popular in our townships even though it might be dangerous to your health.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 24 October 2012