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Vaccine Rollout: Here Is Where South Africa Stands

Only a massive global rollout of an effective vaccine can end the COVID-19 pandemic in the short tVaccine Rollouterm. The vaccine is being rolled...

Cape Town Municipal Tribunal Gives Go-Ahead To Mega-Development at Two Rivers Urban Park

A city tribunal has made way for Amazon to move in to River Club mega-development in Cape Town. The rezoning was decided in...

Criminalising Cannabis Use by Children is Unconstitutional

 By Tania Broughton Children found guilty of trivial offences, including the possession or use of cannabis, may not be incarcerated, the Johannesburg High Court has ruled. The...

Three Months in Prison for Trying to Recycle Waste During Lockdown

 By Zoë Postman Two men arrested for collecting and recycling waste during lockdown in Tshwane were released from Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre at about 5pm on...

Lockdown in Pictures – Day 104: Line of Duty

 By Jeffrey Abrahams Day 104 Lockdown. Dianne Blaauw (left) walked over to chat with Elizabeth Fourie and Bridgette Frolick who were enjoying the sun while their...

“This is not a Land Grab. We are Taking Back What Belongs to us”

By Kimberly Mutandiro, For Ground Up Hundreds of people have flocked onto private land in Midvaal. They each paid a “donation” of R250 to a...

COVID-19 Report 7: Life-Saving Drug is Good News but no Time to Pop Champagne

For GroundUp and Spotlight staff Dexamethasone study is good news but caution necessary. Four suggestions for improving peer review in the wake of high-profile...

NPA Declines to Prosecute Lottery looter

By Raymond Joseph, For Ground Up The National Prosecuting Authority has declined to prosecute two criminal complaints of fraud lodged against Pretoria attorney Lesley Ramulifho in connection...

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