Ground UP

Ground Up are a community journalist project. They report stories from South Africa’s townships. Most of their stories are about health – especially HIV, TB and sanitation–, education, women’s rights and immigrant’s rights. Township life in South Africa is underreported in the news; they want to change that. They hope our reporting will help address some of the problems of accountability and service delivery in our communities. Sometimes they cover stories just because they’re funny or interesting. 

At Ground Up they value high-quality, ethical journalism. They are independent and do not promote any political party. Their news stories are fact-checked before they are published. they try to write in plain language, but sometimes they also try to offer useful analysis. They also solicit and publish opinion pieces. They prefer opinion pieces from people who work in working class areas on social justice issues and who can write eloquently about the problems they encounter.

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