Hold officials personally liable to strengthen our democracy

Accountability through the ballot box is not enough

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Opinion | 30 May 2024

Gauteng government rejects request for public-funding information

GroundUp asked for details of billions of rands in grants the Department of Social Development paid to non-profit organisations


News | 10 May 2024

Housing activists lose Tafelberg case

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled the sale of the site for private development was lawful


Law | 12 April 2024

Hundreds of people from mining communities march in Pretoria

The protest follows a summit hosted by Mining Affected Communities United in Action


News | 8 February 2024

New bill to try to enforce clean drinking water

Currently the Department of Water and Sanitation cannot directly intervene when municipalities fail to supply drinking water up to standard


News | 18 January 2024

R317-million in duplicate payments to lawyers recovered from Road Accident Fund

SIU investigating millions more lost to corruption, maladministration


News | 30 November 2023

Roads fall apart while bureaucracy moves at snail’s pace in Mamelodi

City of Tshwane says Stoffel Park informal settlement must first be approved for township development before it fixes the roads


Brief | 28 November 2023

Rescue plan for the Master’s Office

Details are still sketchy and the plan will not be publicly circulated


Law | 20 November 2023

Coalition governments are here to stay. Here are proposals for making them work better

But even with the best proposals, without a shift in political culture coalition governments will be unstable


Opinion | 6 November 2023

Concourt slaps Home Affairs minister with personal cost order

Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Director-General Livhuwani Makhode must pay from their own pockets part of legal costs for Lawyers For Human Rights


Law | 30 October 2023

Protesters from 68 Eastern Cape villages converge in Bhisho to demand clean water

Representatives march to the provincial office of COGTA under the banner of the Inyanda National Land Movement


News | 16 October 2023

Latest census results to be announced 10 October

Stats SA blames Covid for long delay in completing fourth national enumeration since democracy


Brief | 27 September 2023

Activists claim thousands of parcels of public land under-used in Cape Town

Ndifuna Ukwazi launches online interactive map to put pressure on government to address land issues


News | 22 September 2023

Things just get worse and worse at the labour department in Bellville

“This is my fifth time coming here,” says UIF claimant


News | 21 September 2023

Home Affairs taken to court over blocked IDs

About 700,000 identity documents are blocked


Law | 18 September 2023

Residents of Johannesburg’s “dark buildings” fear for their lives after deadly fire

Fires are a constant threat for people living in dilapidated buildings without electricity


News | 4 September 2023