Ekapa case shows South Africa’s stark inequalities

Mining companies and government move to end livelihoods of thousands of informal miners


Opinion | 5 December 2016

Thriving car wash started with one man in a wheelchair

"I have gained my independence, doing things that I didn’t think I would be able to do,” says owner


News | 17 November 2016

Protesters burn down new hospital wing

They accuse construction company of hiring people from outside the area


News | 29 September 2016

Lethal toll of informal gold mining

While deaths on formal mines have come down, zama-zama fatalities have gone up


Feature | 17 August 2016

Car guard gets thieves arrested

Quick thinking by Tshepo Molaoele helps cops set up sting


News | 5 August 2016

Recyclers say how their lives could be made easier

Waste pickers in Khayelitsha ask for designated landfills


News | 29 July 2016

Study links wage increase to job losses on farms

But researchers cautious about findings


News | 28 July 2016

More shops for Philippi Village

GroundUp spoke to some of the new tenants


News | 16 May 2016

Spotlight returns to ruined land reform ‘jewel’

A former manager has lifted the lid on the collapse of a R150-million land reform scheme


News | 18 March 2016

Waiting for work day after day

Unemployed men and women try their luck at sites across the city


Feature | 16 March 2016

Minimum wages: too high will hurt poor people

At Cosatu's demand of R4,500 per month, we risk increasing unemployment


Opinion | 15 February 2016

Zuma's national minimum wage "own goal"

President is placating business and wavering on policy


Opinion | 15 February 2016

The scrap collectors

Across the city there are people who survive by collecting things we throw away


Photo Essay | 29 January 2016