DA mourns the passing of Mam’ Mary Twala

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Democratic Alliance (DA) is saddened by the passing of veteran actress Mam’ Mary Twala. Twala was not...

Lockdown in pictures-Day 100: The cycle of life

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Day 100 Lockdown. I saw this bicycle frame at Opperman’s Oordt, Strandfontein, and thought it had been discarded. Instead,...

DA calls for clarity on Tourism regulations

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, needs to decipher the hieroglyphics of the confusing “Alert Advanced Level...

How we count our dead during Covid-19

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and colour-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated...

Court finds JHB “clean up” “cruel, humiliating, degrading and invasive”

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Johannesburg residents have won their challenge against legislation used to conduct warrantless searches. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks In 2017 and 2018...

The DA welcomes return to school of Grades R, 6 and 11, but urges...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The announcement by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga for a slower approach to schools reopening, which will see the...

Young researcher places lives first

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). It no secret that healthcare workers are at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but how...

Homeless people in lockdown complete computer training

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Lungani Mhlangu with his friend, Nduduzo Ngubo, showing their new basic computer training certificates on Wednesday. Photo: Nokulunga Majola 55...

DA calls on Parliament to urgently discuss sale of iconic wildlife for consumption

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Democratic Alliance (DA) will call for a joint portfolio committee meeting between the Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry...

Lockdown in pictures – Day 99: Time to smoke

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Day 99 Lockdown. Christine van der Werf takes her time rolling her smoke. Although cigarettes have always been available...

DA welcomes Treasury position to stop all bailouts to SAA and close the airline

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the decision taken by National Treasury to stop any further bailouts to...

Who is responsible for the government’s failure to deliver?

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Perhaps it is time for the President to step in and read the riot act. If the departments of...

Protesters against gender-based violence complain of being manhandled by police

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). About 40 people were arrested in Durban on Saturday while protesting against gender-based violence. Photo supplied Organisers of a protest...

Soweto welfare centre struggling to help orphans after robbery

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Sizanani Caregivers in Soweto which feeds hundreds of children among other activities is trying to cope after a robbery...

Zackie Achmat calls for activism against Covid-19

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Zackie Achmat (right) with lifelong friend Jack Lewis after Achmat received the 2018 International AIDS Society President’s award on...

New Era dismisses six workers in Germiston

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New Era’s parent company, Golden Era, issued suspension notices to 86 workers when they refused to work after at...

Government must decriminalise use of tobacco products during lockdown

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). In a reply to a Democratic Alliance (DA) oral question in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) this week,...

“I was in my room washing. Then they threw me outside.” Bulelani Qolani describes...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). GroundUp spoke to Bulelani Qolani, who was dragged from his shack on Wednesday, naked, by City of Cape Town...

Instead of addressing the corruption at PRASA, the ANC enabled the rot to deepen

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Democratic Alliance (DA) is not surprised by the African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte’s comments...

Human Rights Commission to investigate after man dragged naked from his shack

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Shack dwellers protested on Thursday at the treatment of Bulelani Qolani, who was bathing when Law Enforcement officers dragged...

Hundreds of schools still waiting for water tanks from Rand Water  

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). With less than a week before eight additional grades are set to return to schools across the country, a parliamentary...

Education ministers “ducking accountability” argues Equal Education

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Equal Education is in a court bid to force government to immediately reintroduce the National Schools Nutrition Programme (NSNP),...

Who will be funding the obscene SAA business rescue plan, Minister Gordhan?

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Democratic Alliance (DA) will write to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, to obtain clarity on the...

Lockdown in pictures – Day 98: Call to close schools

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Day 98 Lockdown. As Covid-19 infections rise, the voices which want schools to close are becoming more strident. Some...