No one held accountable for death of man during Red Ants raid

Months after Samuel Mabunda died, police, security industry, municipality fail to account


News | 13 September 2017

Panayiotou murder case brings out rival picketers

Groups of women picket in solidarity with women victims; others support the accused


News | 3 May 2016

Ashton residents outraged after farm murder

Rosina Cloete claims that her husband, 50 year old Colin Cloete, was killed by an Ashton farmer while picking tomatoes and is determined to make sure justice is done.

Barbara Maregele

News | 28 April 2015

Angy Peter trial: prosecution and defence spar over restorative justice process

The relatives of Rowan du Preez, who was kidnapped and necklaced more than two years ago, are “ready and willing” to participate in mediated talks with the four convicted of his murder, the Cape High Court heard this morning.

Barbara Maregele

News | 12 February 2015

Hope of peace for Manenberg residents

Manenberg residents believe night marches by community members and increased police visibility helped to restore peace to the area this week.

Barbara Maregele

News | 28 January 2015

“My son was too young to have died like this”

The father of a sixteen-year-old boy who was killed by a mob in Mfuleni yesterday has criticised the police for not being on hand to help prevent the attack or to arrest any of the killers.

Daneel Knoetze

Brief | 21 January 2015

“Silence must not be allowed to win”

Today GroundUp publishes this image in solidarity with journalists all over the world following the attack in Paris on ​the staff of ​Charlie Hebdo, in which ten journalists and two police officers were killed.

GroundUp Staff

News | 7 January 2015

Criminal justice system at fault, Peter’s defence tells court

The criminal justice system had failed by releasing Rowan du Preez, the court heard yesterday in the trial of Angy Peter and three others for du Preez’s murder.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 27 November 2014

Sentence hearing for Angy Peter begins

This week, witnesses began testifying in the sentencing hearing of Angy Peter, Isaac Mbadu, Azola Dayimani and Christopher Dina.

Johnnie Isaac

News | 25 November 2014

Dead man left to “cook” in sun for hours

Mahlubandile Mdingi lay dead for seven hours on a street corner in Bardale extension, Mfuleni, before the health department’s pathology services took his body away.

Johnnie Isaac and GroundUp staff

News | 25 November 2014

Recruiting child soldiers on the Cape Flats

Calvin* has spent over half of his life in Cape Flats gangs. Today, he is 26 years old and a high-ranking member of both the Mongrels street gang and the 28s prison gang.

Dariusz Dziewanski

Opinion | 10 November 2014

Police: Parliament must ask tough questions

It’s annual report season in Parliament, and the new Portfolio Committee on Police is finding its feet. In the first in a series of articles, Zackie Achmat has some suggestions for the committee.

Zackie Achmat

Opinion | 23 October 2014

Ceres murder trial moved to High Court

The trial of Christo Oncker, 28, accused of the murder of a gay man in Ceres in April, is to be moved to the Western Cape High Court, magistrate Japie Mapomie said in the Ceres magistrate’s court on Thursday.

Pharie Sefali

News | 17 October 2014

Why judges matter: beyond the Dewani case

Not far from the High Court where Shrien Dewani is on trial for murder, the Judicial Service Commission is interviewing candidate judges. The Dewani trial is getting all the attention, but the selection of judges affects us all.

Rudo Chitapi

Opinion | 8 October 2014

“In Nyanga people die almost every day”

“Every day I wake to hear that someone has been shot dead or is in a critical condition in hospital”, says Lilitha Ncwangu, 12.

Pharie Sefali

News | 6 October 2014

Another Abahlali baseMjondolo member assassinated

Shortly after returning to KwaZulu Natal from the Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) Western Cape relaunch, Thuli Ndlovu, a branch chairperson in the shackdwellers’ movement, was gunned down in her shack.

Daneel Knoetze

News | 1 October 2014