Most unregistered voters are under 30

Success of weekend registration drive depends on youth turnout


Brief | 4 March 2016

Protesters condemn “apartheid-style” harassment of student activist

Police say that one of the best detectives is investigating the case


Brief | 4 March 2016

Province agrees to discuss future of Tafelberg School

Activists to reconsider intended court action against provincial government


Brief | 3 March 2016

Sport changed my life, says prisoner

Athletics championship in Port Elizabeth brings together 500 prisoners


Brief | 2 March 2016

UCT union declares victory in salary negotiations

Management agrees to original 6 to 7% increase


Brief | 26 February 2016

Students burnt painting of black protest artist

"Extinguished Torch of Academic Freedom" by Keresemose Richard Baholo among destroyed works


Brief | 17 February 2016

Protesters demand Atlantis school be made safe

But minister says action has already been taken


Brief | 29 January 2016

UCT union declares dispute

The Employees Union at UCT has declared a dispute with UCT Management over salary increases.


Brief | 22 January 2016

Asylum seekers frustrated with Home Affairs

GroundUp previously reported the poor service by the Department of Home Affairs' foreshore offices. Today, the situation remains unchanged.


Brief | 18 January 2016

Zuma must go, says ANC struggle veteran Barbara Hogan

Barbara Hogan has called for ANC members to demand that President Zuma must go. Hogan, who has been a leading ANC member, spent nine years in prison for treason under the apartheid government. She served as Minister of Health (2008 to 2009) and Minister of Public Enterprises (2009 to 2010). She also chaired the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance from 1999 to 2004. She is credited with being the first Minister of Health in the post AIDS denialism period.

GroundUp staff

Brief | 11 December 2015

Gangsters rob fire victims

After four nights sleeping in the open, families in Military Heights informal settlement near Lavender Hill have started rebuilding the homes destroyed by a fire last weekend. Some were robbed by gangsters as they tried to salvage their belongings after the fire.

Siyavuya Khaya

Brief | 10 December 2015

City commits to upgrading Endlovini

Residents of Endlovini โ€” who protested three weeks ago at what they described as the empty promises of ward councillor Anele Gabuza and the City of Cape Town โ€” might have their demands met.

Siyavuya Khaya

Brief | 7 December 2015

Khayelitsha residents march against violence

Khayelitsha residents took to the streets on Friday as part of a Social Justice Coalition (SJC) campaign to mark the 16 days of protest against violence against women and children.

Siyavuya Khaya

Brief | 7 December 2015

Mfuleni backyarders protest over housing list dispute

About 300 Mfuleni backyarders marched yesterday to the office of the Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, to hand over a memorandum about housing in the area.

Bernard Chiguvare

Brief | 3 December 2015

Delays “unacceptable” says attorney in Hout Bay firebreak case

The court hearing of Hangberg resident Santonio Jonkers will be prioritised next year, says Magistrate Wezile Rixana. Jonkers is accused of contravening a 2011 High Court interdict that prevented anyone from building new structures on the Sentinelโ€™s firebreak above Hangberg in Hout Bay.

Barbara Maregele

Brief | 2 December 2015

One thousand homes destroyed in Masiphumelele fire

Distraught residents wander amongst the ash, corrugated iron, rubble and smoke of Section D in Masiphumelele, a township in Cape Town's south peninsula. In the last few hours, thousands have lost their homes and possessions. Two fire engines stand at the edge of the burnt areas.

GroundUp Staff

Brief | 29 November 2015