ARTICLES RELATING TO PROTESTS

EFF hurts those they claim to represent - Makhura

2014-07-25 20:08

The EFF claims to represent working class men and women yet looted their shops when they "stormed" the Gauteng provincial legislature, Premier David Makhura says.

Thembelihle electricity protest flares up

2014-07-25 09:11

About 100 residents in Thembelihle, south of Johannesburg, have re-started a protest over electricity problems.

We were sick of poor sanitation - SJC

2014-07-25 05:00

Social Justice Coalition members refused to leave the Cape Town civic centre last year because they wanted to make a statement about poor sanitation, the city's magistrate's court has heard.

21 appear for Cape Town protest

2014-07-23 20:16

Twenty-one members of the Social Justice Coalition have pleaded not guilty to contravening the Regulations of Gatherings Act outside the Cape Town civic centre last year.

Malema won't budge from legislature

2014-07-22 18:16
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EFF leader Julius Malema has remained defiant as he sat in the foyer of the legislature building, refusing to leave until he had met legislature Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe.

EFF members refuse to leave legislature

2014-07-22 15:59
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EFF members have vowed not to leave the Gauteng provincial legislature until their leader Julius Malema had met with Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe.

EFF gathers for Joburg protest

2014-07-22 12:30

EFF members gathered in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, for a protest march over a ban on wearing their red overalls in the Gauteng legislature.

Mamelodi protesters disperse peacefully

2014-07-17 18:58

Around 500 residents of the Stoffelpark informal settlement in Mamelodi, Pretoria, who sat in the middle of a road in an apparent protest, has dispersed peacefully.

Cape official surprised by poo protesters' ruling

2014-07-16 20:48

The acquittal of seven people charged with transporting faeces and plotting to dump it at the Western Cape legislature is "surprising", a Cape Town official says.

Cape Town poo protesters acquitted

2014-07-16 13:22

Seven "ringleaders" of a plot to dump human faeces at the Western Cape legislature have been acquitted in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Thousands protest for Palestine in Cape Town

2014-07-16 12:30
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Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Cape Town to protest against the Israeli incursion in Gaza.

Cosatu wants health workers freed

2014-07-10 14:29

Cosatu says more than 100 community health workers arrested in Bloemfontein must be released and charges against them dropped.

20 protesters arrested for public violence

2014-07-09 20:09

Twenty people have been arrested for public violence in Langa, Cape Town, during a service delivery protest.

Police remain alert as Cape Town protest ends

2014-07-07 14:21

Cape Town police are monitoring Baden Powell Drive in Khayelitsha following a service delivery protest.

Kokstad municipality staff embark on protest

2014-07-04 13:08

Staff at the Kokstad municipality have embarked on a protest, the KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

Police open fire on striking workers

2014-07-03 12:57

Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse striking construction workers blocking the entrance to the site of Eskom’s Medupi power station in Limpopo.

Protesters block roads in Soweto

2014-07-03 07:45

Protesters have blocked an intersection in Orlando East, Soweto, with rocks and tyres, Johannesburg metro police have said. Motorists have been advised to use alternative roads.

EFF, Amcu want to destabilise SA - Duarte

2014-07-02 20:40
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The Economic Freedom Fighters and trade union Amcu are working together to destabilise the country and the ANC government, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says.

Numsa march to disrupt Joburg traffic

2014-07-01 08:26

Johannesburg metro police have warned motorists to use alternative routes as traffic will be disrupted when about 5 000 Numsa members march in the city centre.

Residents in dark after protesters strip substation

2014-06-28 06:00

Residents of Kosovo informal settlement in Philippi have destroyed an electricity substation in the area, the City of Cape Town says.

Residents protest Sanral evictees' move

2014-06-25 22:44

Macassar, Cape Town, residents have protested against plans to relocate Lwandle Sanral evictees to their area.

Immigration practitioners demand jobs back

2014-06-25 14:18

Immigration practitioners say they are losing their jobs because of revised immigration regulations.

SAPS are third force behind protest - hawkers

2014-06-24 17:56

Tshwane informal traders say the SA Police Service is the "third force" behind the hawkers' protests in Pretoria CBD.

More public order police needed - Sapu

2014-06-19 20:03

The SA Policing Union says public order policing units need to be beefed up to effectively deal with more strikes.

Botlokwa residents block the N1

2014-06-18 20:05

Residents of Botlokwa in Limpopo have pelted cars with stones and barricaded the N1, Limpopo police say.

 

Protester held for public violence

2014-07-25 14:38

A man has been arrested for allegedly burning electricity boxes and for public violence in Thembelihle, south of Johannesburg.

Police monitor Thembelihle after violent protest

2014-07-25 08:52

Police are keeping a close eye on an informal settlement near Lenasia after a violent protest over the removal of illegal electricity connections.

Cape Town gathering was peaceful - cop

2014-07-23 21:04

A gathering of people chained to the stairs of the Cape Town civic centre entrance last year was peaceful, a policeman has told the city's magistrate's court.

Shots fired at EFF protesters

2014-07-22 18:31
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Police have fired rubber bullets at the EFF members standing outside the legislature building in the Johannesburg CBD.

Stun grenade fired at EFF members

2014-07-22 16:30
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Police have fired a stun grenade at a group of EFF members trying to enter the Gauteng legislature building in Johannesburg.

EFF members storm Gauteng legislature

2014-07-22 13:01
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Economic Freedom Fighters' members stormed into the Gauteng legislature during their march in Johannesburg.

Cape evictees were enraged backyarders - councillor

2014-07-21 15:34

A city councillor says people who erected shacks on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, are enraged "backyarders" who are tired of unfulfilled service delivery promises.

Hundreds of protesters sit in middle of road

2014-07-17 09:05

Around 500 residents of Stoffelpark informal settlement in Mamelodi are sitting in the middle of the road in an apparent protest, police say.

Poo protesters give Zille 7 days to apologise

2014-07-16 16:04
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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille must apologise to those she "targeted" in poo-throwing campaigns, Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement leader Andile Lili says.

Pro-Palestine march reaches Parliament

2014-07-16 13:22
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Thousands of pro-Palestine demonstrators have gathered outside Parliament, calling for an end to the violence in the Gaza Strip.

Free State health workers released

2014-07-11 18:24

More than 100 health workers arrested for staging a sit-in at the Free State health department have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

Free State health workers arrested over sit-in

2014-07-10 08:37

More than 100 community health workers have been arrested in Bloemfontein for staging a peaceful sit-in at the health department, the TAC says.

Crowd at Union Buildings demand houses

2014-07-09 17:22

Close to 200 Ekurhuleni residents have marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, demanding houses and sanitation.

26 strikers held for intimidation, violence

2014-07-04 17:51

Twenty-six people have been arrested in Gauteng for intimidation, public violence and malicious damage to property as police monitor the metals and engineering strike.

Seifsa writes to Phiyega over 'war-like' strikers

2014-07-03 18:01

Concerns of violence in the metals and engineering strike have prompted employers to write to national police commissioner Riah Phiyega twice, Seifsa says.

Protesters burn cars at Eskom depot

2014-07-03 12:37
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Residents have allegedly damaged 22 cars at Eskom's Soweto depot during a protest over the lack of electricity in the area, police say.

Cops fire at protesting students - Denosa

2014-07-03 05:00

North West police have fired rubber bullets and live ammunition on protesting students in Mmabatho, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA has claimed.

Numsa dimisses claims of violence

2014-07-01 17:38

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has dismissed claims that some of its striking members have been involved in intimidation and violence.

Date set for Lwandle inquiry

2014-06-30 14:47

A date for the public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, has been set, the head of a ministerial inquiry says.

Irrate healthworkers stage sit-in at department HQ

2014-06-27 21:06

Disgruntled Free State community healthcare workers have forced their way into Bophelo House, the provincial health department's headquarters.

Angry residents strip RDP houses

2014-06-25 19:12

People due to occupy newly-built RDP houses in Chatty, Port Elizabeth, has stripped 10 of them of window frames, doors and other materials.

Macassar residents protest over evictees

2014-06-24 19:59

Metro police in Cape Town say they are monitoring Macassar following violent protests over the relocation of Nomzamo residents.

Western Cape shack dwellers destroy toilets

2014-06-23 20:10
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Residents of Kosovo informal settlement in Philippi have destroyed container toilets provided in the area.

Case against 58 soldiers dropped

2014-06-19 13:07

The case against 58 soldiers implicated in a salary protest at the Union Buildings in 2009 has been dropped in the military court in Heidelberg, Gauteng.

Police disperse Pretoria hawkers

2014-06-18 17:16

Police officers armed with shotguns have dispersed a crowd of protesting vendors in central Pretoria from the municipal headquarters in Pretoria.

 
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