GroundUp is an online news brand started in April 2012 as a joint project of Community Media Trust and the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Social Science Research.

GroundUp reports news that is in the public interest and focus on social justice stories in vulnerable communities – “We want our stories to make a difference”.

GroundUp values high-quality, ethical journalism and are independent and do not promote any political party. Controversial news stories are fact-checked before they are published and written in plain language. GroundUp also solicits and publish opinion pieces, with a preference of opinion pieces that are fact-rich from people who work in the field about which they are writing.

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