News

De Doorns farm workers strike after wages dropped

An ongoing wage dispute that led to an unprotected strike by farm workers highlights the complex relationship between farmers and workers in the De Doorns area.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 5 September 2012

Nyanga book club encourages people to read

The High School Book Club, is based in Nyanga township at Oscar Mpetha High School. This is a new project started by Madoda Soko who is originally from Tembisa in Johannesburg.

Nokubonga Yawa

News | 5 September 2012

Khayelitsha Councillor: City ignores my community

The councillor for a major ward in Khayelitsha says the city is ignoring the real needs of his community.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 5 September 2012

Marinovich on Marikana and journalism

GroundUp interviewed investigative journalist Greg Marinovich, who has published shocking findings about the deaths of miners at Marikana.

Mara Kardas-Nelson

News | 4 September 2012

TAC pickets in support of man who got TB in prison

Dudley Lee contracted TB while he was an awaiting trial prisoner. Now he's suing the state.

Mary-Jane Matsolo and GroundUp Staff

News | 29 August 2012

City explains its sports field plans

GroundUp has been reporting on sports facilities in Cape Town's townships. We interviewed Tandeka Gqada, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, to find out the city's ideas and plans for making sports facilities more available.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 29 August 2012

New PSL star Graham says, “Don’t let fame make your head big.”

Travis Graham, who is just 19, played his first PSL match last week Wednesday for Ajax Cape Town.

Margo Fortune

News | 29 August 2012

The budding cyclists of Khayelitsha

Situated in the heart of Khayelitsha Velokhaya Cycling Academy is an unusual sight in a township.

Mary-Jane Matsolo and Nokubonga Yawa

News | 29 August 2012

Green Market Square traders face imminent eviction

At least 40 immigrants trading since 2010 at the Soko African Market, next to Green Market Square, face imminent eviction. Their attempts to negotiate for more notice time before eviction from the Kings Hotel, which owns the property, have failed.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 29 August 2012

Hundreds audition for SABC HIV show

Hundreds of hopefuls lined the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s ampitheatre on Saturday hoping to be cast in the SABC 1 television drama series, Intersexions.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 29 August 2012

Appoinment of Commission of Inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha

Civil society organisations have welcomed the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry into the allegations of police inefficiency in Khayelitsha.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 22 August 2012

Where do the children play?

The Cape Flats violence over the last few weeks--much of it perpetrated by young people who are often out of work, out of school, but in gangs--raises this question: What extramural activities are available for children living in Cape Town's townships?

GroundUp Editor

News | 22 August 2012

Deadly highway soccer game

Founder and coach of the Brothers of Peace soccer team, Innocent Benya, said that lack of sporting facilities and resources in the Khayelitsha community nearly cost one of the team players his life last year when he chased a ball towards the road and collided with a Golden Arrow bus. He was hospitalised and out of action for three months.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 22 August 2012

Fortune: “Nothing beats playing for your country in the World Cup.”

Former Bafana Bafana star, Quinton Fortune, is now 35. He talked to GroundUp about his time playing for the national team, his new work with Manchester United and what South Africa needs to become a soccer powerhouse.

Margo Fortune

News | 22 August 2012

Keeping fit at the Sea Point outdoor gym

Exercising and keeping fit is a requirement for a healthy lifestyle, but not many people can afford to join a gym. The Sea Point outdoor gym, opened last year, is one of the places that the public can visit at any time for a workout and it's free.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 22 August 2012

Phillipi’s winning deaf soccer team

When 28 year old Ndimphiwe Masiba saw how hard it was for deaf children to make friends and interact with people, he decided to start a soccer team for deaf people in 2008 and unite them through the beautiful game of soccer.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 22 August 2012