'Where is the water to wash our hands?' - Khayelitsha protesters ask ahead of lockdown

2020-03-25 13:06

People have picketed outside Cape Town Civic Centre ahead of the nationwide lockdown, demanding that water be provided to Khayelitsha's informal settlements.

Ladysmith Mayor takes voluntary sick leave as ongoing protests finally end

2020-03-13 18:51

Alfred Duma Municipality Mayor Vincent Madlala will go on voluntary sick leave for two months, bringing an end to the chaos that brought the small town of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal to a standstill.

Foreign truck drivers sought out 'for not speaking isiZulu', attacked, SAHRC hears

2020-03-10 14:11

The SA Human Rights Commission hears how foreign nationals employed as long-distance truck drivers were identified before being attacked during violent protests.

CPUT closed again, students 'forced' to join protests

2020-03-09 18:20

A Cape Peninsula University of Technology student has raised the alarm about safety at the university after a group of protesters drove women out of their residences in Bellville.

UPDATE | TUT expected to resume academic activities following court order

2020-03-05 21:11

A week-long impasse between the Tshwane University of Technology and its students is cleared, and the academic programme is expected to resume again.

WATCH | 17 cars stoned at CPUT Bellville campus in sporadic protests

2020-03-03 16:25

Staff at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Bellville campus rushed to move their cars when somebody started stoning the vehicles.

Several arrests made as Ladysmith protests intensify

2020-02-28 16:41

Amid two days of protests that has brought Ladysmith in KZN to a standstill, government interventions are under way. Police also have several people in custody.

EFF march to Eskom: Motorists warned to avoid some routes, coal trucks block roads

2020-02-28 13:43

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has urged motorists to avoid several roads in Sandton and be on the lookout for coal trucks blocking roads during the EFF's protest action against Eskom.

Violent protests, blocked roads bring Ladysmith to a standstill

2020-02-27 17:05

The normally quiet KwaZulu-Natal town of Ladysmith is experiencing major protests that have brought it to a standstill for over 24 hours.

'Not my area' - ANC and DA ward councillors disown informal settlement

2020-02-26 16:24

More than 200 residents of the Bayland informal settlement near Joe Slovo in Port Elizabeth have been blocking the R75 in Uitenhage with burning tyres, stormwater pipes and rocks since Monday. They are demanding electricity, toilets and water.


'A strike doesn't mean a march': Cosatu on Nehawu action as union says it is marching

2020-03-18 18:09

Trade union federation Cosatu has labelled those concerned about a planned strike by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union at the end of March as disingenuous.

WATCH | KZN social development dept vehicles torched in Ladysmith

2020-03-12 12:16

Several vehicles belonging to the Social Development Department have been torched at the uThukela district offices in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, where service protests have intensified.

Protests over unpaid NSFAS allowances stop education across SA

2020-03-10 06:04

A month after universities and colleges started the 2020 academic year, protests at various institutions across the country have led to the suspension of numerous classes, while some institutions have resumed teaching, GroundUp reports.

Uneasy calm in protest-hit Barberton after two leaders appear in court

2020-03-06 19:11

After nearly two months of violent protests over water shortages in Barberton, Mpumalanga, calm appears to have been restored in the town, and businesses can once again open their doors.

Ramaphosa, Nzimande condemn violent protests on campuses

2020-03-03 21:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande have condemned the violent protests taking place on some university campuses.

Activists occupy Rondebosch Golf Course in Cape Town demanding land redistribution

2020-02-29 22:35

About 100 housing activists have marched on to the green at Rondebosch Golf Club calling on the City of Cape Town to prioritise building affordable housing for the poor.

EFF march against load shedding brings parts of Joburg to a standstill

2020-02-28 15:58

Parts of Johannesburg were like a sea of red when the EFF and truck drivers marched to Eskom's headquarters to protest against rolling blackouts, bringing traffic to a standstill in Sandton.

Mpumalanga cops slam rumours they shot 18-year-old Barberton protester

2020-02-28 09:57

Mpumalanga police deny claims that they shot an 18-year-old protester in Barberton, and have urged social media users to stop spreading false information.

Soweto residents propose a R150 monthly fee to pay off Eskom debt

2020-02-26 16:46

Scores of Soweto residents clad in ANC regalia were joined by their counterparts from Orange Farm, Ivory Park, Alexandra and Diepsloot as they marched from Uncle Tom's hall in Orlando West to Eskom's offices in Diepkloof.

Joburg mayor says he'll take Soweto blackout fight to Gordhan, Mantashe

2020-02-26 14:18

Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo has vowed to escalate Soweto residents' complaints over continuous blackouts to ministers Gwede Mantashe and Pravin Gordhan.

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