Brief

From Somali “Blast Furnace” to South African “Frying Pan”

Somalis marched to Parliament on 7 June in response to xenophobic violence against Somali refugees. About 500 people participated.

Tariro Washinyira

Brief | 12 June 2013

Criminal record for possession of dagga?

Gamat Abrahams of Athlone was one of seven men in their 20s arrested for possession of dagga on Friday night. They were sitting on the paving outside their homes when the police raided.

Margo Fortune

Brief | 27 March 2013

Funeral for victims of De Doorns bus accident

A memorial service was held in Khayelitsha stadium on 21 March for the victims of the Hex River bus accident on 15 March 2013.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 27 March 2013

Equal Education to hold public meeting on minimum norms and standards for schools

For the past three years, education activist organisation, Equal Education, has been campaigning for the adoption of a policy called the Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 20 March 2013

Activists demand direct elections of Members of Parliament

Should citizens be able to choose their MPs? This is the question that was posed by the "My vote counts" campaign yesterday evening at the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 27 February 2013

Crossroads residents burn tyres in housing protest

BREAKING NEWS: This morning, residents of Crossroads protested and burned tyres in protest against a housing project.

GroundUp Staff

Brief | 23 January 2013

Pensioners queue from early hours

Getting a social grant is not for slackers. You have to be up early in the morning.

Margo Fortune

Brief | 16 January 2013

Khayelitsha police hold event for rape survivors

The Khayelitsha police stations held an event on 13 December to give Christmas presents to Soyisiso Nofemele's rape victims. He is currently serving eleven life sentences for raping twelve children, murdering one of them and abducting another. The victims are between two and nine years of age.

Mihle Pike

Brief | 19 December 2012

SJC hold commission outside Cape High Court in protest against minister’s court application

About 500 people gathered outside the Cape High Court last week Thursday opposing Minister of Police Nathi Mthetwaโ€™s application to stop a Commission of Inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha from continuing.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

Brief | 19 December 2012

GroundUp TV starts 11 December

GroundUp TV produces documentary inserts based on individuals, groups or organisations based in your community. Our first series will feature people living in and around Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Watch the show on CTV Wednesdays at 19h45, 1KZN TV Wednesdays at 19h15, and Bay TV on Tuesdays at 18h15 starting 11 December.

GroundUp Editor

Brief | 5 December 2012

Golden Arrow bus crashes into shack

Here are photographs of a Golden Arrow bus that crashed into and destroyed someone's shack on Mew Way Road, Khayelitsha.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 28 November 2012

Farm workers prepare for general strike

The Commercial Stevedoring Agricultural & Allied Workers Union (CSAAWU) is preparing for a general strike from 4 December.

Tessa Gooding

Brief | 28 November 2012

Vigil against information bill

Right2Know held a candlelight vigil outside Parliament on 22 November in protest against the Protection of State Information Bill.

Kate Stegeman and GroundUp Staff

Brief | 28 November 2012

Dreaming of owning one of the cars he guards

Grejimo Gates is 22 year old. For him, being a car guard at Town Centre in Mitchell's Plain is his business.

Margo Fortune

Brief | 14 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

Grandmother tells about the tragedy of drug use for her grandson

Bulelwa Mbomela is in her 60s. She is the grandmother of Phumlani Mbomela who is 19 years old. Phumlani dropped out of school when he was in grade seven and he never went back.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 24 October 2012