ARTICLES RELATING TO PROTESTS

Slovo Park residents protests over power

2014-08-22 20:13

Residents of Slovo Park informal settlement near Lenasia are protesting after illegal electricity connections were cut off.

Prasa warns of shutting Metrorail services

2014-08-22 05:00

Continued violent attacks on Western Cape trains may force the Passenger Rail Agency of SA to suspend services, says CEO Mosenngwa Mofi.

Quiet in Daveyton after protests

2014-08-21 09:33

Calm has returned to Daveyton following days of protests that resulted in looting and barricading of roads.

Mamelodi protest causes bus delays

2014-08-20 14:13

Protests in Mamelodi, Pretoria, have caused bus service delays in the area, Putco says.

Judgment reserved in protesting soldiers' case

2014-08-19 15:31

Judgment has been reserved in an appeal over whether the SANDF acted fairly in taking disciplinary action against soldiers who took part in an illegal march.

Metro cops: Riverlea protesters stoning cars

2014-08-18 08:24

A protest by residents in Riverlea, south-west of Johannesburg, is underway on Nasrec Road near the N17. Motorists have been urged to use alternative routes as protesters are stoning cars.

Cape protesters stone motorists

2014-08-14 13:51
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Protesters in Kwanonqaba in Mossel Bay threw stones at motorists during a protest over electricity connections.

Police, IEC monitor Mossel Bay after protests

2014-08-13 10:09

Police and IEC officials are reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation in Kwa Noqaba, Mossel Bay, as a municipal by-election is held amid violent protests in the town.

DA to lay charges against N Cape protesters

2014-08-10 17:18

The DA plans to lay criminal charges against protesters who are preventing children from attending school in Kuruman, in the Northern Cape.

Angry Gauteng protesters stone cars

2014-08-07 08:25

Johannesburg metro police have advised motorists to avoid the R554 after Eikenhof residents threw stones at passing cars in a protest over the demolition of illegal shacks.

Cape Town welcomes protest ruling

2014-08-06 05:00

The City of Cape Town has welcomed the ruling in the Western Cape High Court in civil action against the Cape Town Informal Settlement organisation and its members.

Protest over Grabouw school construction jobs

2014-07-31 10:48

Protesters in Grabouw have blocked access to a school construction site, angry that local contractors and sub-contractors were not involved in the R55m project.

Cops fire rubber bullets at MUT students

2014-07-29 14:05

Police have fired rubber bullets at protesting students at Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban after they threw bricks, rocks and bottles at police.

Protests close Durban university

2014-07-28 18:55

The Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban has suspended lectures following student protests.

Protests close Durban campus

2014-07-28 14:24

Lectures at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban have been suspended and security has been beefed up as a result of student protests.

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.

 

Philippi evictions continue amid violence

2014-08-22 14:41

Several roads in and around Philippi have been closed following clashes between police and protesters, Cape Town traffic spokesperson Richard Coleman says.

'Time to stand up' against disruptive protests

2014-08-21 14:02

It is time for all community leaders, unions and business organisations to stand together to expose disruptive protest action, according to a business chamber.

Cape residents brave rain for protest

2014-08-20 15:21

Despite a heavy rainstorm, around 1 000 Grabouw residents have taken part in a service delivery protest and marched to the offices of the Theewaterskloof municipality.

Schools disrupted due to Daveyton protest

2014-08-20 14:13

Schooling in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, has been disrupted following a protest by residents trying to illegally invade land.

Protesters blockade roads in Daveyton

2014-08-19 09:01
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People who were prevented from invading land in Daveyton have blockaded roads with rocks and other objects, according to Ekurhuleni metro police.

KwaMashu violence condemned

2014-08-16 07:35

KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu has condemned the violence during a protest in Durban's KwaMashu hostels.

Municipality to re-connect illegal power - report

2014-08-14 05:00
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Mossel Bay municipality has agreed to re-connect illegal electricity in Kwanonqaba after three days of protests.

5 arrested in illegal Gaza march in Cape Town

2014-08-11 10:53

Five people were arrested after a group of pro-Palestine supporters ignored police and proceeded to where a pro-Israel rally was being held, Cape Town police say.

Joburg south protesters dispersed

2014-08-07 18:22

Police have dispersed protesters and cleared the R554 road in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg.

Joburg protesters stoning cars, burning tyres

2014-08-06 16:06
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About three hundred people have blocked the R550 and the R554 roads in the south of Johannesburg.

ANCYL condemns Joburg pupils' protest

2014-07-31 19:45

The ANC Youth League has condemned the looting and vandalism of shops and stalls in the Johannesburg central business district by protesting schoolchildren.

MUT student arrested, teargas fired

2014-07-29 18:00

Police have stormed a residence at Durban's Mangosuthu University of Technology campus and arrested a student during protests.

Guards fire paintball guns at Durban students

2014-07-29 12:40
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Security guards have fired paintball guns loaded with pink plastic balls at about 200 protesting students at Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban.

Pro-Palestine protest outside Parliament

2014-07-28 14:24

A number of protesters are standing outside Parliament's main gates behind a row of shoes, which are meant to represent the number of people, many of them children, killed during the conflict in Gaza.

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.

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