The life of a minibus taxi driver: long days, poor pay and no benefits

Chasing the taxi bosses’ targets makes it hard to be compliant with traffic legislation, drivers tell GroundUp


Interview | 14 August 2023

New Lottery boss promises huge clean-up

Apologies, reparations on the cards for staff hounded out by former corrupt Lottery bosses


Interview | 20 June 2023

South African scientist hopes to head world’s most important climate change body

Debra Roberts is running for the position of chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


Interview | 19 June 2023

Cape Town sewage woes: We interview Mayco Member Zahid Badroodien

“On the Cape Flats sewer system, we’re spending almost R700 million … which will offer a lot of relief”


Interview | 14 February 2022

An interview with Hopewell Chin’ono

Journalist says reporters in Zimbabwe live in fear of arrest


Interview | 17 August 2021

Vaccine registration system cannot work in rural areas, says doctor

Logistics of rollout need to be simpler in the Eastern Cape


Interview | 22 June 2021

Six months of the Solidarity Fund: How is it doing?

An interview with Adrian Enthoven, deputy-chair of the fund

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Interview | 1 October 2020

Covid-19: Eastern Cape doctor describes life-and-death decisions

“There’s no doubt that this is the biggest challenge we face in the living memory of being in practice for 20 years”


Interview | 21 July 2020

Covid-19 lockdown bridges social divide for Durban’s homeless

Raymond Perrier of the Denis Hurley Centre says it took three days to achieve what NGOs had been trying to do for three years


Interview | 24 April 2020

Extinction Rebellion comes to South Africa

We interview the local leadership


Interview | 11 June 2019

Chief Justice’s office spent R114 million on travel. We asked why

Interview with Judiciary’s spokesperson


Interview | 17 May 2019

Low wages will not solve South Africa’s unemployment problem, argues economist

Growth in manufacturing is essential but not at the expense of workers


Interview | 18 February 2019

We are ready for healing, says new Equal Education general secretary

Organisation looks to build on recent success while learning from mistakes


Interview | 25 July 2018

Will Prasa’s new board get it back on track? An interview with Khanyisile Kweyama

PRASA is in ICU but not the morgue, says new chairperson

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Interview | 6 June 2018

First year firefighter rises to the top

Amiena Pillay received the award for Best Seasonal Firefighter from the City of Cape Town


Interview | 4 May 2018

Drought: City answers your questions

Ian Neilson, JP Smith and Priya Reddy respond to readers’ questions


Interview | 27 January 2018