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Cape Town airport poo protest case postponed

2014-12-16 13:42

Nine men accused of dumping faeces in Cape Town International Airport's departure terminal have had their cases postponed by the court to next year, The Star reports.

Protesters block access to Limpopo hospital

2014-12-03 14:37

Residents of Mokgolobotho, outside Tzaneen, have blocked a road to the Letaba Hospital in Limpopo, preventing patients and ambulances from entering.

Fears of cholera as protesters hold town hostage

2014-12-02 14:09

Concerns have been raised of a possible outbreak of cholera in Barkly West as angry protesters hold the town hostage and refuse municipal workers entry to collect refuse, according to reports.

Signs, traffic lights destroyed in Tshwane protest

2014-11-26 14:52

Road signs and traffic lights were destroyed as people protested against the dismantling of shacks built illegally on government land in Nellmapius, the Tshwane metro police says.

ANCYL application to protest Afrikaans concerts denied

2014-11-19 20:55
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The Tshwane municipality has declined the ANC Youth League's application to protest near the Afrikaans is Groot music concerts in Pretoria.

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Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said Palestinians were living their own Apartheid, which is why companies like Woolworths should take an ethical stand against Israel. Watch to see footage of a protest outside a Woolworths at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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GALLERY: G20 summit

2014-11-15 15:58

Protesters hope to catch the eye of leaders from the world's 20 biggest economies.

Bekkersdal turn-around plan set to be launched

2014-11-15 10:28

The first three projects of a turn-around plan in Bekkersdal are set to be launched, after most of the area's public facilities were torched during pre-election protests.

EFF must take responsibility for land grab - Makhura

2014-11-12 19:51

The EFF must take responsibility for the attempted "land grab" in Nellmapius, Pretoria, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says.

Pretoria land grabbers disperse

2014-11-12 14:48

Residents of Nellmapius, east of Pretoria, who tried to illegally occupy land, have after rubber bullets were fired at them.

Polish apple growers demand funding

2014-11-04 18:30

Some 300 Polish apple growers have demonstrated outside the prime minister's office to demand national funds to offset losses due to the Russian import ban.

57 detained for Woolies protest

2014-10-25 21:07
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A total of 57 people who had protested in a Woolworths store in Killarney Mall have been arrested.

Hong Kong tension rises after protester beating

2014-10-15 08:57

Hong Kong authorities say police involved in the beating of a protester would be removed from their positions, after footage of the incident went viral.

Post Office vehicles in Soweto torched

2014-10-14 16:54

Vehicles belonging to the Post Office have been set alight outside the Sapo building in Chiawelo, Soweto.

Traffic flows as Hong Kong barricades fall

2014-10-14 08:39

Hong Kong police have reopened one of the city's main streets with sledgehammers and chainsaws after clearing barricades erected by democracy protesters.

Protesters block Lenasia roads

2014-10-13 08:10

Protesters have blocked roads leading out of Lenasia south-west of Johannesburg, in an apparent service delivery protest, metro police say.

MEC promises Newclare houses

2014-10-09 07:48

Preparation for the construction of 172 houses in Newclare is set to resume, Gauteng human settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

Hong Kong protests fade, no hope in govt talks

2014-10-08 11:03

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests have dwindled after activist leaders agreed to talks with the government which are all but certain to go nowhere.

Newclare station quiet after violent protest

2014-10-07 11:12

The Newclare train station in Johannesburg is quiet following a violent protest which claimed the life of one man and left seven others injured.

One killed in Newclare protest

2014-10-06 11:00

Security guards at the Newclare train station, near Westbury in Johannesburg, have shot dead a man during a protest, police say.

Roads closed after protesters stone cars

2014-10-06 07:21
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Two roads in Ennerdale have been closed to traffic after protesters threw stones at cars, Johannesburg metro police say.

Vanderbijlpark post office torched

2014-10-01 16:02

The Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, post office has been vandalised and a vehicle torched, the SA Post Office says.

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.

 

5 held for violence during Joburg protest

2014-12-04 12:59

Five men have been arrested for public violence during a protest in Lawley, Johannesburg, Gauteng police have said.

Pretoria protesters block road with rocks

2014-12-03 13:26

Protesters in Mamelodi, Pretoria, have blocked Nellmapius Road with rocks. Traffic lights were broken and thrown into the street.

Govt condemns asylum seeker protest

2014-11-28 22:32
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The government has condemned the destruction of property by asylum seekers during a protest at the Customs House building in Cape Town.

Hong Kong student leaders arrested

2014-11-26 11:02

Hong Kong police have cleared activists from a protest site and arrested two of the student leaders at the heart of the movement that has shaken its financial hub.

Protesters block highway near Port Shepstone

2014-11-19 09:56

Protesters blockaded the N2 near Harding and Port Shepstone in service delivery protests, and have also damaged water tanks.

Taxis sidelined by City of Joburg - taxi association

2014-11-17 11:00

Thousands of taxi operators are expected to march in the Johannesburg CBD because they believe the taxi industry is being sidelined by the City of Joburg, the United Taxi Associations Front says.

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Protesters have braved the sweltering heat to capitalise on the presence of leaders from the world's 20 biggest economies discussing the global economy.

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Pretoria 'land grabbers' return to site

2014-11-13 14:18

A crowd of Nellmapius residents have gathered near the site of recent attempted land occupations, but made no renewed advances to move onto the land.

Pretoria ward councillor's house ransacked

2014-11-12 18:14

The house of the ward councillor in Nellmapius, Pretoria, where residents attempted a "land grab", has been ransacked.

Shots fired at Pretoria 'land grab'

2014-11-12 14:01
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Tshwane metro police have fired rubber bullets at Nellmapius, Pretoria, residents attempting a "land grab".

Kuruman pupils to repeat grades

2014-11-03 11:08

More than 15 000 Kuruman school pupils from Grade R to Grade 11 will have to repeat their grades next year, the basic education department says.

Fight over taxi routes in Mamelodi

2014-10-24 16:08

Taxi drivers have closed down a street in Mamelodi, near Pretoria, after an argument over taxi routes, police say.

Limpopo pupils prevented from attending school

2014-10-20 15:28

Pupils at several Limpopo schools, including matriculants, have been prevented from attending alcasses and writing exams because of a service delivery protest, the DA says.

Slovo Park residents block roads

2014-10-15 07:25

Motorists have been urged to use alternative roads after protesters from the Slovo Park informal settlement near Bushkoppies, south of Johannesburg, blocked roads with rocks.

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ANC and Ses'Khona members gathered outside court for a ruling on the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement. The court found the group had the right to protest, despite an interdict from the City of Cape Town preventing them from doing so. Watch.

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Service delivery protests erupt in Polokwane

2014-10-13 15:32

Residents of Mankweng Township and Thoka village in Limpopo have embarked on service delivery protests, blockading the R71 between Polokwane and Tzaneen.

Taxi set alight in Pretoria protest

2014-10-09 15:23

A minibus taxi has been set alight in Pretoria West during a battle between two taxi associations in the area.

Hong Kong protests at crossroads

2014-10-07 13:04

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have risked a backlash from commuters and retailers as lingering protests cause traffic chaos and sales slump.

Ennerdale protesters throw rocks at passing vehicles

2014-10-06 12:28

A protest in Ennerdale, Johannesburg continues, with residents throwing rocks at passing vehicles and burning tyres in the roads, police say.

Hong Kong protests fade, city resumes work

2014-10-06 09:51

Hong Kong has started to return to work after more than a week of pro-democracy protests disrupted the city, with the protest movement facing a stamina test.

Post Office opens case after violent protest

2014-10-01 19:14

The Post Office has opened a case of malicious damage to property against protesters who vandalised the Vanderbijlpark mail-sorting depot.

Hong Kong protest marks uneasy National Day

2014-10-01 11:01

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have thronged the streets of Hong Kong as demonstrations spread, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government.

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.

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