“No more lip services, we want action. No more boardroom activism, no more!” shouted thousands of activists as they marched to parliament today.
News | 27 November 2014
The increase in minimum wages for domestic workers of R1 an hour is not enough, says Myrtle Witbooi, general secretary of the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU).
News | 26 November 2014
Thirteen workers from a farm in Philippi have accused their employer of contract breaches, unfair dismissal and abuse. But farm owner Edgar Meyer denies the allegations, and says that the proper dismissal process was followed.
News | 24 November 2014
Domestic workers are calling for the minimum wage to be set at R2,500 a month when the Department of Labour announces the annual minimum wage increase in a few week’s time.
Thembela Ntongana and Zintle Swana
News | 30 October 2014
Posters have been put up in four high-risk areas of the city reminding motorists to be aware of child pedestrians in traffic.
News | 29 October 2014
Bambanani is an organisation that provides community safety. It operates as a public works programme under the auspices of the Department of Community and Safety. But some of their employees --or volunteers, depending on your perspective-- are frustrated with the stipends they receive.
News | 27 October 2014
This week we look at Greenpeace’s call on government to make Eskom comply with pollution laws, a report prepared for Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education and a call for the Department of Home Affairs to recognise transgender rights.
News | 17 October 2014
Zimbabweans were promised in August by the Department of Home Affairs that they could apply for the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) from October 1, 2014, but many have been unable to.
News | 8 October 2014
This week we look at the SERI’s workshop on law related to eviction, the social dialogue for the gay and lesbian community, TAC’s march for better services and IOM’s public debate on human trafficking.
News | 8 October 2014
This week we look at Sonke’s call on government to support an important medical trial and the court ruling in the Limpopo foreign traders’ case brought by Lawyers for Human Rights.
News | 2 October 2014
For months Philippi residents have been living with blocked drains that have flooded the roads. The City Council says the sewers are blocked because residents throw rubbish, including builders’ rubble, into the drains.
News | 30 September 2014
Adoption of children across the the old apartheid categories is on the increase, according to the Department of Social Development. There were 936 such adoptions in the last three years. GroundUp unpacks some of the issues on what the department calls “trans-racial” adoption.
Thembela Ntongana and GroundUp staff
News | 29 September 2014
This week we look at a settlement on a land reform matter by Legal Resource Centre, a SWEAT dialogue to commemorate National Heritage Day, and Sonke’s call on government.
News | 25 September 2014
Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development (WCNCPD) will hold a Peace Day Event at the Gugulethu Sports Complex on Friday from 9am to 12pm.
Brief | 17 September 2014
On Tuesday at a media briefing in Cape Town on the implementation of the new immigration regulations, Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the regulations will stay despite them having created much anxiety.
Tariro Washinyira and Thembela Ntongana
News | 16 September 2014
Filing income tax manually at a South African Revenue Service (SARS) branch can be a day’s mission, involving hours of travel and standing in a queue.
Johnnie Isaac, Joyce Xi and Thembela Ntongana
News | 15 September 2014