After seven murders in two weeks, Manenberg residents march for peace

About 100 residents marched through the streets of Manenberg today in the hope of putting a stop to the gang violence that has claimed seven lives in two weeks.

Zintle Swana and Thembela Ntongana

Brief | 2 July 2014

I’m worth twice what I earn, says NUMSA member

Over 4,000 National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) workers stopped working and hit the streets of Cape Town city centre to demand a 12% wage increase effective from today.

Thembela Ntongana and Zintle Swana

Brief | 1 July 2014

Metrorail strike called off

Cosatu in the Western Cape has called off its planned strike against Metrorail fare increases on train services in the province. Last week, Cosatu had said the strike was imminent following the breakdown of talks between the trade union federation and Metrorail Western Cape.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 23 June 2014

Calm returns to Ocean View after violent protests

Calm has returned at Ocean View following violent protests, which erupted on Thursday over the Mountain View Housing Project.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 2 June 2014

Kaprino’s Express hosts live music

On Friday night, musicians Saalim Ismail, Itu Kubeka and Jarrad Racket shared their music at an intimate dinner with family, friends and fellow entertainers at newly-opened Kaprinos Express in Green Point.

Dumisani Dabadini

Brief | 15 May 2014

ANC hands out t-shirts to voters in queues - parties cry foul

GroundUp witnessed ANC officials handing out t-shirts to people waiting to vote in Mfuleni. This happened at several polling stations. ANC officials actively canvassed voters to support the ANC.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 7 May 2014

IEC official fired in Mfuleni

An Independent Electoral Commission official working at the ward 108 voting tent in Mfuleni has been dismissed after disappearing for more than an hour without reporting.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 7 May 2014

NEHAWU protests in City

About 1,000 to 1,500 members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union marched through town on 27 March to the offices of the Western Cape government.

GroundUp Staff

Brief | 27 March 2014

Tense student protest outside False Bay College

Students protested outside the Khayelitsha Campus of False Bay College this morning. A crowd of about 300 people blocked access to the main gate. Police attended the scene.

Adam Armstrong

Brief | 20 February 2014

Vavi attends Commission - will submit affidavit

Zwelinzima Vavi, the suspended General Secretary of COSATU, was present at the Khayelitsha Commission today. He will submit an affidavit to the Commission.

Adam Armstrong

Brief | 3 February 2014

Over 40 degrees but not a heat wave in Upington

Temperatures in Upington in the Northern Cape have risen to over 40 degrees. But it’s still not an official heatwave for this scorching hot part of the country.

Selby Nomnganga

Brief | 28 January 2014

Commission tours police stations and crime hotspot

It was a scorching hot day in Khayelitsha today, as the Commission of Inquiry into policing, led by Justice Kate O'Regan and Advocate Vusi Pikoli, got underway.

Adam Armstrong

Brief | 22 January 2014

Rural women demand scrapping of Traditional Courts Bill

On 15 October, 250 rural women and activists marched to Parliament as part of the activities held worldwide for the International Day for Rural Women.

Sibusiso Tshabalala

Brief | 21 October 2013

Junior school raises awareness about breast cancer

On October 4, Rustenburg Girls Junior School celebrated two of its teachers who have survived breast cancer by hosting two fundraising events to raise funds for cancer awareness.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

Brief | 7 October 2013

SJC Civil Disobedience matter postponed

The matter against the twenty-one Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activists, who took part in a civil disobedience action last week, has been postponed to 23 October 2013. The 21 activists appeared before the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Sibusiso Tshabalala

Brief | 18 September 2013

Living with Albinism

According to the Albinism Society of South Africa one in 4000 people is born with albinism. Living with albinism is an ongoing challenge against prejudice.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

Brief | 11 September 2013