Helen Zille responds to Sheila Madikane’s open letter

  Dear Ms Madikane, Thank you for putting your story in writing to me, through an open letter published in GroundUp. We have indeed met and spoken...

An open letter to Premier Helen Zille

  Dear Premier Zille My name is Sheila Madikane. I am a domestic worker, a housing activist, and one of the leaders of Reclaim the City....

Cape Town’s bursting trains

According to the TomTom traffic index Cape Town is the most congested city in the country and 48th in the world, ahead of cities...

What happens when the dams run dry?

This is part four of a GroundUp special series on Cape Town’s water crisis. With dam levels at just 21% of total capacity, Cape Town has...
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Students arrested in Cape Town for robbery

Performing their duties in line with our vision to create a safe and secure environment for the community, members of Cape Town Central conducted...

Massive land occupation in Khayelitsha

A massive land occupation is underway in Town Two, Khayelitsha, near the Magistrates’ Court with hundreds of sites demarcated on the land. If the occupiers...
Suspect arrested in Philippi East with abalone worth R7.8 million. Photo: SAPS

Suspect arrested in Philippi East with abalone worth R7.8 million

The police #Back2Basics partnership with local communities to assist them to curb crime paid off last night when a 42 year old man from...

The moral dilemmas of embedded journalism

On Monday, journalists were invited to ride along on a crime operation with the Cape Town Metro Police Department and the Gang and Drug Task...

What needs to be done about Cape Town’s water crisis

This is part four of a GroundUp special series on Cape Town’s water crisis. What’s being done Restrictions The City of Cape Town began implementing Level 2 water...

Here’s where to find data on Cape Town’s water crisis

This is part three of a GroundUp special series on Cape Town’s water crisis. The City of Cape Town does a good job of providing...

What’s causing Cape Town’s water crisis?

There are several likely causes of Cape Town’s water shortage. GroundUp spoke to Kevin Winter, a lecturer in Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the...

Interventions underway to mitigate Western Cape drought crisis

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has stressed the need to urgently maintain infrastructure, repair leaks rapidly and to operate water systems more efficiently...
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