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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...

Police Watchdog Pulls Investigators from State Capture Probe

By Daneel Knoetze, For Ground Up The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has recalled two investigators from a special task team probing corruption allegations against...

COVID-19: Some Judges Refuse to Use their Own Computers During Lockdown

By Tania Broughton, For Ground Up Justice in lockdown is being hampered because some judges, who earn almost R2 million a year, refuse to use their personal...

School Children Sell Cigarettes to Help Parents Make Ends Meet

 By Kimberly Mutandiro, For Ground Up It is around 2pm on a cold afternoon in Tsakane. Two friends, Musa*, 12, and Thato*, 11, are trying to...