GroundUp 5 September is published
This week's GroundUp begins our examination of Cape Town's ward councillors. This will be an ongoing series. We also interview Greg Marinovich and AMCU treasurer, Jimmy Gama, about Marikana. Our lead story is about a dispute on a grape farm in De Doorns, between farm workers and a farming company.
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An ongoing wage dispute that led to an unprotected strike by farm workers highlights the complex relationship between farmers and workers in the De Doorns area.
GroundUp interviewed investigative journalist Greg Marinovich, who has published shocking findings about the deaths of miners at Marikana.
We spoke to Jimmy Gama, Treasurer of the Association of Mine Workers and Construction Union (AMCU), about the Lonmin strike, the killings at Marikana, the status of negotiations and what needs to happen next.
To help us and our readers better understand local government service delivery, GroundUp has been interviewing ward councillors and residents.
The councillor for a major ward in Khayelitsha says the city is ignoring the real needs of his community.
Some parts of Athlone have serious violence and drug problems. We interviewed the ward councillor for these areas to find out what's being done about it.
Montevideo is a small suburb just outside of Gugulethu, nestled in Montana. With mostly a coloured population, it faces the N2 freeway and is in between a bus depot and a school for the physically disabled.
The High School Book Club, is based in Nyanga township at Oscar Mpetha High School. This is a new project started by Madoda Soko who is originally from Tembisa in Johannesburg.
Equal Education (EE), officially launched their Fix Our Schools exhibition at the Central Methodist Mission Church on Thursday.
Nineteen-year-old Shane Petersen talks about growing up in a community surrounded by drugs and how soccer gave him a chance.
Professional soccer players who are refugees in South Africa have found comfort in establishing an informal soccer club, with the objective of being recognized and playing professionally again, like they did in their birth countries.
Dalli Weyers looks at the design problems with the Tara KLamp circumcision device.
The bloodbath at Lonmin\xe2\x80\x99s Marikana mine served to alert more of the public to aspects of feuding and tension that have been ongoing for years and not only at Lonmin and in the mining industry generally. In particular it has highlighted the stresses, strains and battles for power and position within the trade union movement and opened up a number of debates about the way forward.
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