SA social justice news website launched

2012-11-22 10:30
A South African community project has launched a news website that focuses on issues of social justice. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

A South African community project has launched a news website that focuses on issues of social justice. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A South African community project has launched a news website that focuses on issues of social justice.

GroundUp was formed in April 2012 and launched their website on Wednesday with a focus on community news reporting and opinion from local activists.

"We are 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," the organisation said on its website.

They also invite members of the public to make submissions to the platform and have attracted opinions by Doron Isaacs, deputy general secretary of Equal Education, and human rights lawyer Fatima Hassan.

The website has also found support from at least one prominent South African.

"Support a free press? This news website @GroundUp_News needs your support READ," wrote Treatment Action Campaign chair Zackie Achmat on Twitter.

The site is intended to be published on a weekly basis and is also focused on the training of journalists.

"Our journalists used to be activists in South Africa's best social movements. They have joined GroundUp because they want to learn to become good journalists," the organisation said.

- Follow Duncan on Twitter
Read more on:    internet

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Meet instagram star, Pumpkin the racoon

With 300 000 followers and growing Pumpkin is winning over the internet!



The cats that cost R35 000
Miley Cyrus can’t get enough of her new puppy
13 guilty pets
Meet SA's top poacher-catcher

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

Plant some seeds. Your innovative mind is on fire and your ingenious ideas may just be the seeds for future projects. You may more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.