GroundUp is a community journalist project. We report stories from South Africa's townships. Most of our 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; we want to change that. We hope our reporting will help address some of the problems of accountability and service delivery in our communities. Sometimes we cover stories just because they're funny or interesting.
At GroundUp we value high-quality, ethical journalism. We are independent and do not promote any political party. Our news stories are fact-checked before they are published. We try to write in plain language, but sometimes we also try to offer useful analysis. We also solicit and publish opinion pieces. We 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.