Diepsloot: Where SA's problems meet

2014-04-17 13:33

The shebeen in Diepsloot starts filling up early, as many of its patrons are unemployed and little diversion among the dusty streets and iron shacks, Johannes Myburg writes .

Centurion returns to normal after protest

2014-04-16 17:00

The DA says the situation in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, returned to normal following service delivery protests in the area.

Protesters block roads in Gauteng

2014-04-15 11:16

Residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion and Kliptown, Soweto, have blocked roads during protest action, according to Gauteng police.

Pupils back at school after North West protests

2014-04-14 12:06

North West pupils and teachers have returned to school in Bloemhof, Bodibe and Itsoseng after violent protests, the premier's office says.

Cop back in court for protester killing

2014-04-14 07:26

The case of a police officer accused of shooting dead a protester will resume in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

NUM member's house torched

2014-04-11 17:56

North West police are investigating a case of arson following the torching of a house belonging to a National Union of Mineworkers member in Luka Village.

Councillors: Police colluding with protesters

2014-04-11 07:28

Councillors in Lekwa Teemane local municipality have accused police of colluding with protesters in Boitumelong, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

Modise worried by protest instigators

2014-04-10 13:20

North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed concern at allegations that councillors instigated protests near Lichtenburg.

Teen shot dead in North West protest

2014-04-10 07:11

A teenage boy has been shot dead in a protest in Christiana near Bloemhof, the North West government says.

North West to probe Boitumelong complaints

2014-04-09 21:39

North West is to appoint an audit firm to investigate complaints of the residents of Boitumelong near Bloemhof.

Zuma: Violence and anger won't solve problems

2014-04-09 05:30

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violent service delivery protests the country has seen since he took office five years ago, saying it is a culture inherited from the apartheid past.

Calls for probe into North West protests

2014-04-08 15:57

The North West provincial legislature’s local government and traditional affairs portfolio committee has called for an investigation into Boitumelong protests.

ANC calls for calm after Boitumelong protest

2014-04-08 07:19

The ANC has called for calm in Boitumelong near Bloemhof after six houses, including that of the mayor and two municipal officials, were burnt during a violent protest.

Limpopo protestors held over looting

2014-04-06 12:00

Twenty people have been arrested amid the weekend service delivery protests in villages around Maake, Limpopo, police say.

48 service delivery protests so far this year

2014-04-03 12:53

There has been a major service delivery protest against local government roughly every second day so far this year, which could result in a new record, Municipal IQ says.

Bahrain protests: 'Burn race tickets'

2014-04-02 10:25

Bahrain is planning tight security for this weekend's Formula 1 race as opposition leaders urge Bahrainis to burn race tickets and sabotage the sport's billboards.

Amcu march disrupts traffic

2014-03-27 13:13

Lunch time traffic came to a standstill on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg as hundreds of Amcu-affiliated mineworkers marched to the Impala Platinum head office in Sandton.

Clinic torched by 'thugs' won't be rebuilt - MEC

2014-03-26 07:59

A R3m clinic that was torched by "thugs and criminals" during a service delivery protest in Bronkhorstspruit will not be rebuilt, Gauteng health MEC Hope Papo has reportedly said.

ANC welcomes back 'poo protesters'

2014-03-24 18:56

The ringleaders of last year's so-called "poo protests" in Cape Town have been welcomed back into the ANC fold.

ANC takes action against gunman

2014-03-17 18:55

Disciplinary action will be taken against ANC member Nelson Mdayi - identified as the man wielding a gun in newspaper pictures of clashes in Bekkersdal.

Cops mum on Bekkersdal incident

2014-03-15 07:57

Police have declined to comment on reports that the ANC's VIP security fired live ammunition at Bekkersdal residents.

North West residents gather for protest

2014-03-08 11:30

About 1 000 people have staged a service delivery protest on the N14 highway, North West police say.

Call for probe into baby's 'teargas' death

2014-03-02 09:44

The North West provincial government has called for an investigation into a baby's death, after the family alleged the baby may have died after inhaling teargas fired at protesters.


Instigators of the illegal protest in Cape Town have been taken into police custody. See the pictures.

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See footage of smoke billowing over the N2 in Cape Town as illegal protesters attempting to enter the city clashed with police.

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DA used protest for political gain - Tshwane

2014-04-16 22:10

The DA opportunistically used a protest in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, for political purposes, the City of Tshwane says.

Protesters showed no respect - cop

2014-04-15 20:53

Mpumalanga police arrested three people because they were violent and showed "no respect" during a protest in February, the Tonga Magistrate's Court has heard.

Centurion protesters block route

2014-04-15 08:32

Residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion are protesting along the R554 and have blocked the route.

Road closed due to Weilers Farm protest

2014-04-14 09:41

Metro police say a part of the R554 south of Johannesburg has been closed due to a protest by residents of Weilers Farm.

Modise condemns torching of buildings

2014-04-13 14:30

North West premier Thandi Modise has condemned the burning of a tribal office and a municipal councillor's house in Khunotswane village outside Zeerust.

JMPD: Joburg highway reopened after protest

2014-04-11 07:45

The Golden Highway , south of Johannesburg, has reopened following a protest by residents of Vlakfontein informal settlement near Lenasia, Johannesburg metro police have said.

Protest closes Johannesburg's Golden Highway

2014-04-10 21:32

A protest by residents of Vlakfontein informal settlement, near Lenasia, has caused the closure of the Golden Highway, Johannesburg police say.

Protest action intensifies in Boitumelong

2014-04-10 11:00

The situation in Boitumelong is tense as protest action intensifies in the area, the office of the North West premier says.

Modise to meet with North West protesters

2014-04-09 22:34

North West Premier Thandi Modise has formed a provincial executive council task team that will meet with Boitumelong and Itsoseng protesters.

North West protests undemocratic - minister

2014-04-09 07:20

The violent protests taking place at Boitumelong are "self-defeating and undemocratic" because there are better ways to express grievances, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says.

North West protesters set houses alight

2014-04-08 21:38

Protesters have partially burnt down the back room of a house belonging to a police officer in the Boitumelong township, North West.

Police monitoring Boitumelong

2014-04-08 10:00

North West police say no violence has been reported in Boitumelong, after violent protests during which six houses, a community hall and a police nyala were torched.

Violent protests continue in North West

2014-04-07 20:33

Police say violent protests have continued across the Boitumelong township in Bloemhof in the North West.

Angry residents protest over cable theft

2014-04-05 10:53

Eldorado Park and Klipspruit West residents have blocked roads and thrown stones at passing cars during a protest about power outages due to cable theft in the area, Johannesburg metro police say.

Traffic diverted for Amcu protest

2014-04-03 08:23

Traffic will be diverted at the southern entrance of Melrose Arch in Johannesburg for a protest by the Amcu members, according to Johannesburg metro police.

20 appear for violent protests

2014-03-29 12:06

Twenty of the 35 people arrested during violent protests in Kanana near Orkney have appeared in the Orkney Magistrate's Court.

Girl, 6, shot in Limpopo protest

2014-03-26 13:14

A 6-year-old girl has been shot and wounded during a protest in Lorraine village in Limpopo.

No mucking around during ANC march, Zille warns

2014-03-25 16:16

Premier Helen Zille says a planned march to the Western Cape's provincial legislature must be peaceful following the reinstatement of the ringleaders of last year's so-called "poo protests".

DA, Bekkersdal residents lay charges against ANC

2014-03-18 14:16

The DA and the Bekkersdal Concerned Residents Association have laid criminal charges against the ANC.

Gunman in Bekkersdal works for govt - ANC

2014-03-17 12:21

The man pictured in newspapers wearing an ANC bib and carrying a gun during clashes in Bekkersdal is a government employee, the ANC in Gauteng says.

Politics hijacking service protests - minister

2014-03-14 14:41

Co-operative Governance Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says communities' protests over service delivery inadequacy are being marked by political squabbling.

Amcu march under way

2014-03-06 12:51

Amcu members are marching to the Union Buildings to hand over a petition raising their unhappiness about how government departments and mining companies have handled their strike.

Protesters blockade roads in Soweto

2014-02-28 08:59

Protesters have blockaded roads in Pimville, Soweto, with concrete dustbins, burning tyres, and stones, Gauteng police said.


Watch protesters descend on the city’s CBD as part of an illegal protest against poor service delivery. Police dispersed the crowd using flash grenades.

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Cape Town protest - as it happened

2014-02-27 11:56

An illegal protest took place Cape Town CBD. Get all the highlights here.

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