News

Dance teacher who raped students faces the music

Lulamile Gagu was found guilty on twelve counts of rape at the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on 10 October. He will be sentenced on 29 October.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 17 October 2012

Stateless in South Africa

Love Mathobela was born in South Africa and has lived most of her life here, but she is not yet recognised as a citizen.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 17 October 2012

Kenny Solomon - the chess star from Mitchell’s Plain

Kenny Solomon is South Africa's first chess grandmaster-elect.

Nathan Geffen

News | 17 October 2012

Khayelitsha’s homeless children

Baphumelele Children's Home is a home for children who are orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected. It is located in Khayelitsha's Site B, Z section.

Nokubonga Yawa

News | 17 October 2012

Poor versus business in Somerset West

A soup kitchen serving poor people in Somerset West struggles to stay open following pressure for it to relocate from the ward councillor and a business woman.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 17 October 2012

Cape Town artists struggle to penetrate the market - an interview with Mxizo

The Western Cape has many talented artists. But often they struggle to make a living doing what they love. A talented artist who is determined to make it is Mxolisi Moyi a local Afro soul artist that hails from the township of Nyanga East infamously known for its high level of crime.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 17 October 2012

“Show coach you want to be in the first eleven but have patience”

GroundUp spoke to Niven Scott, a 20-year old central midfielder for Junction Rovers, a promising team in the SAB League.

Margo Fortune

News | 17 October 2012

“Work hard and you will succeed” - Rising Kaizer Chiefs star

GroundUp spoke to Kaizer Chiefs Junior's Steven Sibanyoni.

Margo Fortune

News | 10 October 2012

Khayelitsha’s first coffee shop soldiers on

It has been three months since three young guys from Khayelitsha opened the first coffee shop in the township. Since then it has only got better.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 10 October 2012

Protesters demand that schools stay open

Approximately a thousand people marched to the Provincial Legislature building on Friday 5 October, which was also International Teachers Day, in protest against the closure of 27 schools in the Western Cape by MEC for Education, Donald Grant.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 10 October 2012

Husband accused of abuse ends up in hospital

A husband accused of abuse is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of Eben Donges Hospital in Worcester. His wife alleges he sustained injuries when he intentionally burnt down her shack and property worth R10,000 a fortnight ago.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 10 October 2012

Working for food at age 14

Sbu Jakavula is 14 years old. He lives in Du Noon township. He does not go to school. Instead he sells furniture from an informal stand.

Nokubonga Yawa

News | 3 October 2012

Living on the streets of Cape Town

Many people live on the streets of Cape Town. For various reasons they either cannot enter shelters or do not wish to stay in shelters.

Seth E K Fortune

News | 3 October 2012

Education organisation uses technology to urge Motshekga to fix schools

In a little over a month Equal Education (EE) head to the Bhisho High Court, to continue their fight for minimum norms and standards, and they are pulling out all the stops.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 3 October 2012

Soccer players unite against xenophobia

Last week, twelve soccer teams representing different countries participated in a four-day soccer tournament under the campaign theme "unite as one". The tournament took place in Nyanga and was organised as a Heritage day celebration.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 3 October 2012

Asylum seekers complain to Human Rights Commission about Home Affairs

About eighty asylum seekers have launched a complaint with the South African Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the Department of Home Affairs.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 3 October 2012