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Cardboard box not as good as a kangaroo pouch. Photo by Godfrey Sigwela

Kangaroo baby care is better than putting babies in cardboard boxes!

It looks like a kangaroo technique could teach how to take care of newborn babies at the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital maternity ward... writes Godfrey...
Eskom infrastructure could carry a bright future. Photo by Godfrey Sigwela

Minister of Electricity given power for innovation

The powers given to the Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa can be viewed as a platform to herald innovation... writes Godfrey Sigwela. Ramokgopa would be...

SA corruption: André de Ruyter’s explosive book exposes how Eskom was destroyed

One repeated theme of the memoir Truth to Power: My Three Years Inside Eskom, by Andre de Ruyter, former CEO of South Africa’s troubled...
Goal award requires a great effort. Photo by Godfrey Sigwela

PSL Fans need Haaland-esque goals galore

Getting an award at the end of the season is what all Premier Soccer League (PSL) players are dreaming about in South Africa… writes...
TV dumped in response to the latest technology. Photo by Godfrey Sigwela

TV sets thrown out in fear of AI, but benefits on the way too

Influenced by a fear of innovation and artificial intelligence, some South Africans have dumped their television sets… writes Godfrey Sigwela. They did this after hearing...
Makhaya Mkheto, who has been homeless for 15 years and currently lives on the street in Green Point, says the proposed Safe Space shelter is a good idea. Photo: Matthew Hirsch

Homeless in Green Point to get Safe Space with ratepayers’ support

New overnight shelter should be complete by end of the year. By Matthew Hirsch, GroundUp. A new 300-bed overnight shelter in Green Point is...
Struggling spaza shops to stop using cash. Photo by Godfrey Sigwela

Spaza shops not allowed to handle bank notes

Gurus in the South African banking industry have set a huge mountain to climb for informal traders… writes Godfrey Sigwela. They want the spaza...
Tammy Southby in Hogsback, South Africa

“I love South Africa. I tried to leave once…” – Amazing story behind new...

I love South Africa. I tried to leave once. I managed 10 months... writes Tammy Southby, the woman behind the best new South African...
29 years of democracy has left its mark. Rather battered and frayed South African flag billowing in the wind against a cloud-strewn sky.

South Africans fed up with their prospects and democracy, says social attitudes survey

The mood among South Africans has soured. The latest findings from the representative survey that’s done every year by the country’s Human Sciences Research...
The streets of Samora Machel are full of garbage. Photo: GroundUp

Freedom Day in Philippi: gunshots, robberies and piles of rubbish

Crime has free rein in one of Cape Town’s poorest suburbs. By Sandiso Phaliso Freedom Day dawns in Philippi, Cape Town, with daily gunshots, murders, robberies,...