Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Several roads have been blocked in Ga-Rankuwa, north-west of Pretoria, as residents embarked on service delivery protests.
Violence and anger sweep through the quiet, small town of Paulpietersburg in KwaZulu-Natal, causing large-scale damage in service delivery protests.
Disgruntled Pietermaritzburg residents locked the gates of a community clinic on Monday demanding that the potholes in Bhakabha Road in Willowfountain be fixed.
North West Premier Job Mokgoro has been given a deadline to respond to the community of Ventersdorp on the failed N14 project, which seeks to deliver new infrastructure to the town.
Disgruntled Denmark township residents, near Imbali, blockaded Si-khumbuzo Ngwenya Road, one of the township’s main access roads, with burning rubble and tyres on Monday, and demanded to be addressed by Premier Sihle Zikalala.
The chairperson of a crèche that was burnt down during service delivery protests in the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, says the future of little ones in his keep has been compromised.
Harping on the fact that a protest is organised is like noting that people won’t go to an event unless someone invites them. There’s no evidence that anyone has been forced to take part in the current protests, writes Steven Friedman.
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has issued a statement in which he has claimed to reveal "[t]he truth behind #AlexShutDown movement".
For people whose lives are constantly disrupted by poverty and general destitution, the idea that peaceful non-disruptive protests will highlight their plight is unrealistic, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Three trucks have been set alight on the R76 between Steynsburg and Kroonstad.
The suburb of Umjindi in Barberton, Mpumalanga, has been cut off for a third day running as protesters barricaded Voortrekker Street, the only entrance into the town.
There were fewer recorded service delivery protests in 2019 than the year before, according to the latest data from Municipal IQ.
Spokesperson Siphithi Sibeko said the disturbance has had adverse effects on the branch.
The police in Plettenberg Bay have confirmed to News24 that 59 people have been arrested in connection with alleged criminal acts as service delivery protests rocked the small coastal town.
The conveners of the Alexandra Total Shutdown movement opened a case of contempt of court against City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.
Service delivery in troubled Alexandra is hampered by overcrowding , according to Johannesburg City manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni.
Protesting residents of an informal settlement in Finetown, Johannesburg, have blocked a main road heading to and from nearby Ennerdale.
In listening to the news, one could be forgiven for believing that the entire community of Alexandra had marched that day to Sandton. This never happened, writes Herman Mashaba.
Alexandra residents have prevented Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba from chairing the Integrated Development Plan session that was meant to take place in the Johannesburg township on Monday night.
Fed up with the slow pace of housing delivery, some Oribi Village residents have vowed to fight any plans that will see a vacant former Telkom Technical Services (Pelham) property transformed into a school. Instead, the residents say they want the pr
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