ARTICLES RELATING TO PROTESTS

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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