Motorists advised to avoid Canning Rd as protest action heightens

2017-07-24 08:27

Motorists have been advised to avoid Canning Road near Lombardy East in Johannesburg as residents have embarked on protest action.

Official threatened me with old age home, says granny in leaking RDP house

2017-07-20 08:04

Elsie Dopholo, 75, of Unifound Location in Queenstown, says she has been threatened with being sent to an old age home if she does not shut up about her cracking and leaking RDP house.

Stun grenades, tear gas as Gomora residents demand services

2017-07-13 18:52

Scores of residents in Gomora, an informal settlement in Pretoria West, clashed with police on Thursday, in a protest for basic services during which six vehicles and an office were torched.

George mayor asks for 7 days to respond to protesters

2017-07-12 19:10

Protesters in Thembalethu have dispersed after George Mayor Melvin Naik has asked for a week to respond to their service delivery and housing grievances.

Social grant beneficiaries happy after cancelling 'green' cards

2017-07-10 07:10

Some social grant beneficiaries in Ceres who cancelled their “green cards” in June have for the first time in months received their full social grant amount.

eThekwini mayor condemns violent protests by shack dwellers

2017-07-07 21:29

eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has strongly condemned the destruction of public and private property during protests.

Dark City residents protest after sharing one tap for two decades

2017-07-06 09:05

The community of Dark City in Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, frustrated over sharing a single tap for over 20 years, has barricaded the entrance to the local municipality.

No house yet, but here is a toilet that doesn't work

2017-07-05 07:26

Nearly 100 beneficiaries of a housing project in Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth are living with toilets that were built three years before the houses - and they no longer work.

Rubber bullets fired in Soweto protest

2017-07-04 10:19

Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters who blocked several roads in Soweto, according to authorities.

We are sick and tired of waiting - Imizamo Yethu resident

2017-07-03 17:14

Imizamo Yethu residents in Hout Bay are protesting because they are tired of waiting for the City of Cape Town to provide basic services, a community leader says.


Community leaders' houses set alight in Hout Bay protest

2017-07-20 17:56

Protesters in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, burnt down the houses of two community leaders on Thursday afternoon during ongoing protest action in the area.

Families in the dark waiting for Eskom

2017-07-14 08:21

Residents in a temporary relocation area in Cape Town have been without electricity for months because of faulty electricity boxes installed by Eskom.

Protesting Pretoria West residents clash with cops

2017-07-13 12:07

Police have fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at protesting Pretoria West residents, who have returned fire with slingshots and stones.

Eviction over high rentals is new form of apartheid - housing activists

2017-07-11 06:36

A group of Cape Town housing activists has warned that the unregulated high rentals and property prices that are driving poor people out of the city is a new form of apartheid.

Disabled mom fears no running water jeopardising future of her son, 11

2017-07-08 13:20

An 11-year-old boy in Dark City in Mpumalanga juggles an immense workload by walking a long distance to school, queueing for water and looking after his disabled mother.

Kannaland probe reveals alleged irregularities of R14.7m - MEC

2017-07-07 19:16

Early results of a probe into the Western Cape's Kannaland municipality's finances show alleged irregularities totalling R14.7m, says the department of local government.

Judge who called Woodstock residents 'squatters' recuses himself from case

2017-07-05 11:16

A Cape Town judge who referred to Bromwell Street residents facing eviction as "squatters" and "these people", has recused himself from the case, activist group Ndifuna Ukwazi has said.

Operations to get Imizamo Yethu back on its feet being fast-tracked, De Lille following protests

2017-07-04 14:23

Operations to ensure that fire-ravaged sections of Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, have easy access to basic services are being expedited following protests in the area, mayor Patricia de Lille says.

The 'dangerous' living conditions for Imizamo Yethu residents

2017-07-03 21:29

Asanda Busakwe often lies awake in the early hours of the morning, staring at the sink roof of her 3x3m shack because it is too cold to sleep.

Roads closed, rubble set alight in Hout Bay protest

2017-07-03 08:10

Victoria Road and Main Road in Hout Bay have been closed due to ongoing protest action, authorities have said.

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