Articles for GroundUp Staff

GroundUp’s Raymond Joseph wins journalist of the year award for exposing Lottery corruption

For years he has been tenaciously reporting on shenanigans at the National Lotteries Commission

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News | 25 November 2022

Yoliswa Dwane, co-founder of Equal Education, has died

Under her leadership the organisation ran widely acclaimed campaigns to improve school infrastructure and install libraries in township schools

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Obituary | 21 October 2022

Zimbabweans trying to leave SA not being turned back: Home Affairs explains

The department says people without valid documents are being referred to documentation counters but choose not to go

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Brief | 19 September 2022

How bad is health care in Zimbabwe?

It’s not great but not as bad as MEC Phophi Ramathuba has suggested

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Brief | 30 August 2022

Gauteng health system in crisis

We are publishing a series of videos showing the appalling human rights abuses in the province’s hospitals

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Video | 7 April 2022

Desmond Tutu was a moral voice for South Africa and the world

Although he was a Christian leader in his official work, atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and people of all religions have been led and guided by him

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Obituary | 26 December 2021

What a year! 2021 in photos

A selection of photos we took this year

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Photo Essay | 20 December 2021

Another win for Lottery investigation team

GroundUp and Limpopo Mirror win journalism award

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Brief | 11 November 2021

Debate: Should SA’s cricketers have to take the knee?

Here’s a summary of the arguments

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Debate | 27 October 2021

If you’ve had Covid, should you get vaccinated?

Yes, the evidence shows vaccination reduces your risk of getting reinfected

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Science | 15 October 2021

Anti-vaxxers are making a false claim about the first vaccine dose. We debunk it

Contrary to what misinformers claim, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine does give you protection against Covid, and a second dose gives even more

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Science | 23 September 2021

Video: How do we know vaccines work?

And how do we know some medicines don’t?

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Video | 22 September 2021

Over 4 million vaccines administered, as rollout goes full steam ahead

Evidence accumulates that Covid-19 vaccines are saving lives across the planet

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Brief | 9 July 2021

Alcohol bans reduced deaths, study finds

UCT and MRC researchers found that dozens of deaths a day were averted by restrictions

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Science | 3 July 2021