ARTICLES RELATING TO PROTESTS

Foreigners in Soweto appeal for help after looting

2015-01-22 13:18

Foreign nationals say they want the South African government to help them following attacks and looting of their shops in Soweto.

Right to school same as right to protest - SAHRC

2015-01-20 12:07

Pupils in Malamulele, Limpopo have a right to attend school just as residents have a right to protest, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Threat Limpopo protest will be escalated

2015-01-19 09:57

The task team heading the protests in Malamulele, Limpopo has threatened to escalate their activities should authorities not meet the demand for their own municipality.

No arrest after car damaged during protest

2015-01-13 12:47

No one had been arrested for pelting a motorist with stones and setting his car alight during a service delivery protest in Hlohlokwe, Limpopo.

Motorist attacked in Limpopo protest

2015-01-12 14:09

A motorist has been pelted with stones and his car set on fire during a service delivery protest in Hlohlokwe, near Bolobedu outside Tzaneen.

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.

 

Police consider controversial device for protests

2015-01-22 10:29
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As service delivery protests continue in Limpopo and are expected to increase in the months leading up to the 2016 municipal elections, police are considering using a controversial new weapon that critics have warned could be very dangerous.

Soweto calm after looting, shooting

2015-01-21 12:32

Gauteng police say calm has been restored in various areas in Soweto after shops owned by foreign nationals were looted and a teenager was shot dead.

Limpopo protests affecting schools - alliance

2015-01-20 11:32

The protests in the Malamulele area in Limpopo that have prevented pupils from attending school are "extremely concerning", the education alliance says.

Protests halt schooling in Limpopo

2015-01-14 11:44

Classrooms have been left deserted in Malamulele, Limpopo, on the first day of school due to a protest.

KZN protesters block road with burning tyres

2015-01-12 15:34

Residents of Mvutshini near Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal have blocked a road with burning tyres in an apparent service delivery protest.

Police keep close eye on Malamulele protest

2015-01-12 13:01

Public order police are patrolling Malamulele in Limpopo as residents continue to demand that the area be separated from the Thulamela local municipality.

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.

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