ARTICLES RELATING TO PROTESTS

French pharmacists resist competition

2014-09-30 18:37

All but a handful of France's pharmacies have been closed on to protest the Socialist government's plans to introduce more competition into the sector.

Study camps for Kuruman matrics

2014-09-29 09:36

Nearly 500 matric pupils who were affected by road protests in the Kuruman area of the Northern Cape have joined a study camp in preparation for the supplementary exams, according to a report.

SAHRC rejects 2010 Hangberg unrest claims

2014-09-23 17:28

The SA Human Rights Commission has rejected claims it is delaying a probe into clashes between metro police and squatters in Hout Bay four years ago.

Chaos in Kirkwood as residents continue to protest

2014-09-23 15:42

An ANC office, municipal building and fire truck have all been all set alight during protests in Kirkwood.

Protesters block Golden Highway with rocks

2014-09-23 07:18
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Protesters of the Lehae area in the south of Johannesburg outside Lenasia have blockaded the Golden Highway with rocks making it inaccessible to motorists.

TUT protests marring education - Nzimande

2014-09-22 13:12

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned the violent protests at the Tshwane University of Technology.

TUT to continue talks with student leaders

2014-09-22 08:20
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The Tshwane University of Technology will continue talks with student leaders in an effort to reopen its campuses, the institution says.

Strong emotions outside Cape Town ‘open’ mosque

2014-09-19 16:02

Cape Town residents have exchanged strong words about "open religion" outside what proclaims to be South Africa's first gender-equal, non-sectarian mosque.

Grabouw meeting ends in violence

2014-09-17 18:36

Violence has erupted in Grabouw in the Western Cape after an unsuccessful meeting to try to end a service delivery protest.

Grabouw violence organised guerilla-style - MEC

2014-09-16 17:54

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has described the rioting, stone throwing and violence in Grabouw as organised guerilla-type tactics.

Tear gas used to disperse Grabouw protesters

2014-09-16 14:01

Police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters throwing stones on the N2 between Pineview North and The Orchards in Grabouw.

Grabouw protesters light fires next to N2

2014-09-16 10:37

The security situation in protest-hit Grabouw has deteriorated to such an extent that not even the fire brigade is allowed in, officials say.

Grabouw protests spiral out of control

2014-09-15 21:45
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Police are trying to clear the N2 after protesters in and around Grabouw, in the Western Cape, started fires on the highway after earlier pouring oil on the road. Shops owned by foreigners are also being looted.

Cops fire rubber bullets at Grabouw protesters

2014-09-15 14:49

Police have fired rubber bullets and used teargas to disperse more than 1 000 people protesting over service delivery at the Grabouw municipal offices in the Western Cape.

Bus set alight during TUT student protest

2014-09-09 11:10
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Classes have been suspended at the Tshwane University of Technology following a student protest in which a bus was set alight, the university says.

UKZN lectures suspended

2014-09-04 14:46

Lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal have been suspended after at least three people were injured when protesters and police clashed on the Westville campus in Durban.

Govt: Delivery protests more violent

2014-09-03 11:47

There has been an increase in violence, threats, and intimidation against councillors in Gauteng during service delivery protests, the co-operative governance department says.

Water cannon used against UKZN protesters

2014-09-02 15:39

Water cannon have been used against protesting students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus.

Nyanga quiet after protest - Cape Town police

2014-09-02 07:29

Cape Town police say no violence has been reported in Nyanga overnight, and the situation is calm.

Golden Arrow withdraws bus service after attacks

2014-09-01 11:15

Golden Arrow has withdrawn its bus service from the Philippi, Nyanga, and Crossroads areas after several buses were set alight and its drivers injured.

Tembisa protesters hand over memorandum

2014-08-29 14:33

The Ekurhuleni mayoral committee says it has received a memorandum of demands from residents of the Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa, after a service delivery protest disrupted traffic.

12 arrested for 'cat and mouse' protest

2014-08-29 10:24

A main road in Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa has been reopened and 12 people have been arrested following a protest in the area, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Rubber bullets fired at Mooi River protesters

2014-08-27 21:10

Rubber bullets and teargas have been used to disperse about 1 500 protesters from the N3 near Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal.

Sit-in staged at Kokstad municipal office

2014-08-25 21:20

People in EFF attire have staged a sit-in at the offices of the Kokstad Greater Municipality's municipal manager.

 

TUT campuses reopen

2014-09-29 16:32

Work at all Tshwane University of Technology campuses have resumed, following their closure due to a spate of violent protests, TUT says.

Protests hit Hong Kong business

2014-09-29 08:54

Hong Kong shares have tumbled and the local dollar hit a six-month low against the greenback as pro-democracy protests brought parts of the city to a standstill.

Golden Highway reopened after protests

2014-09-23 16:25

The Golden Highway has been reopened after residents of Lehae township, south of Johannesburg, blockaded it with rocks.

Municipal building burned down in Kirkwood protest

2014-09-23 11:00
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A municipal building was burned to the ground in Kirkwood during protests in the area, Eastern Cape police have said.

Grabouw meeting comes to an agreement

2014-09-22 19:30

A meeting between municipal representatives and role players behind last week's protest in Grabouw, has led to an agreement on the way forward for the Western Cape town.

Northern Cape pupils back at school after protests

2014-09-22 13:12

Pupils in Kuruman in the Northern Cape have returned to school after months of protests and disruptions to get a new road built.

Parly: School disruptions concerning

2014-09-21 13:25

The way school pupils were being compromised because of service delivery protests was concerning, Parliament's portfolio committee on basic education says.

TUT students want to be in class - SRC

2014-09-18 05:00

Tshwane University of Technology management and the student representative council have re-opened talks to resolve the ongoing protests at the university.

Violent protests restart at TUT campus

2014-09-17 10:53

Violent protests have again erupted at the Tshwane University of Technology forcing management to close the Pretoria campus.

Mpumalanga protesters barricade road

2014-09-16 14:01

Protesters near Hazyview have barricaded the road leading into Mbombela, Mpumalanga police say.

Rubber bullets fired at Grabouw protesters

2014-09-16 12:09

Members of the public order policing unit have fired rubber bullets at protesters in Grabouw, while 13 people have been arrested for looting shops during the protest.

Grabouw remains tense amid protests

2014-09-16 08:34

The situation remains tense in Grabouw and the N2 is still closed, after violent service delivery protests broke out in the farming town.

DA protesters accuse ANC of 'dirty tricks'

2014-09-15 20:45

The DA has marched to the Oudtshoorn Municipality in protest against alleged mismanagement of the area.

TUT classes to resume on Wednesday

2014-09-15 07:18

Classes at the strike-hit Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria will resume on Wednesday, the institution says.

End UKZN strike, says ANC

2014-09-06 13:18

UKZN management and student representatives need to engage in serious negotiations so that the impasse between the two can be resolved, the ANC says.

Police want R3.3bn for public order policing

2014-09-03 15:55

The SA Police Service will ask for a R3.3bn capital injection over four years to bolster its public order policing units, MPs have heard.

Rubber bullets fired at Tembisa protesters

2014-09-02 16:42

Gauteng police say they are monitoring the situation in Tembisa after firing rubber bullets to disperse residents during a housing protest.

Another bus set alight in Cape Town

2014-09-02 11:50
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An eighth Golden Arrow bus has been set alight in Cape Town following protests, the bus service says, adding that buses have been pulled out of some areas due to safety fears.

Metro police: Calm restored in Ennerdale

2014-09-01 15:35

Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, was quiet following service delivery protests by residents earlier, metro police have said.

Man killed in Nyanga protests

2014-09-01 12:19

A 39-year-old man has been killed after violent protests in Nyanga, Western Cape police says.

Cosas condemns use of education to protest

2014-08-29 21:06

The Congress of SA Students has condemned the use of education as a lever during protests.

Mooi River mayor removed - report

2014-08-29 12:08

The ANC has declined to confirm reports that it has sacked the Mooi Mpofana local municipality mayor following protests over the past week.

Tembisa residents barricade roads

2014-08-29 07:28

Residents of Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg are protesting and have barricaded roads, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Mpumalanga protesters set fire to bus

2014-08-27 14:48

A group of protesters set fire to a bus and threw stones at vehicles on the N4 near Witbank before dispersing, police say.

KZN protesters arrested for blocking N3

2014-08-25 20:34

Ten people have been arrested in protests in Mooi River calling for the removal of a KwaZulu-Natal mayor.

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