Violent protests over water shortages in Barberton escalates

2020-02-26 18:14

The Mpumalanga town of Barberton and the adjacent suburb of Emjindini remain on lockdown following four weeks of violent protests and it's spreading.

WATCH | Children block roads during Ga-Rankuwa service delivery protests

2020-02-10 13:33

Several roads have been blocked in Ga-Rankuwa, north-west of Pretoria, as residents embarked on service delivery protests.

KZN protests: 107 arrested as anger boils over in service delivery protests

2020-02-05 18:19

Violence and anger sweep through the quiet, small town of Paulpietersburg in KwaZulu-Natal, causing large-scale damage in service delivery protests.

Bhakabha residents lock clinic to protest ongoing pothole plight

2020-01-22 11:55

Disgruntled Pietermaritzburg residents locked the gates of a community clinic on Monday demanding that the potholes in Bhakabha Road in Willowfountain be fixed.

Ventersdorp residents deliver ultimatum to North West premier over 10-year stalled project

2019-07-12 07:37

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.

‘We can’t live like this’

2019-06-25 15:00

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.

Crèche set alight during KZN protests

2019-05-29 15:46

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.

How portrayal of protest in South Africa denigrates poor people

2019-04-17 13:38

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.

Herman Mashaba claims #AlexShutdown was 'hijacked' by disgruntled contractors

2019-04-17 13:09

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has issued a statement in which he has claimed to reveal "[t]he truth behind #AlexShutDown movement".

Alex shutdown might be only the beginning

2019-04-16 08:53

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.


Cops ready for Gauteng shutdown over electricity, service delivery issues

2020-02-25 06:48

Law enforcement agencies are ready to respond to a planned shutdown in Soweto and other parts of Gauteng over electricity and other service delivery issues.

Barberton protesters block roads over water shortages

2020-02-06 16:36

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.

Fewer service delivery protests in 2019 than previous year, says data collecting organisation

2020-02-01 08:56

There were fewer recorded service delivery protests in 2019 than the year before, according to the latest data from Municipal IQ.

Richards Bay SARS branch closed after 'property, vehicle damaged'

2019-08-20 18:30

Spokesperson Siphithi Sibeko said the disturbance has had adverse effects on the branch.

Plettenberg Bay protests: 59 arrested, N2 still closed after volatile 24 hours

2019-07-04 20:26

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.

Alex Shutdown Movement lays case of contempt of court against Mashaba

2019-06-19 18:57

The conveners of the Alexandra Total Shutdown movement opened a case of contempt of court against City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.

Inside troubled Alexandra: Overcrowding, sewerage blockages and vandalism

2019-04-18 16:47

Service delivery in troubled Alexandra is hampered by overcrowding , according to Johannesburg City manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni.

City of Johannesburg hit by another service delivery protest

2019-04-17 13:35

Protesting residents of an informal settlement in Finetown, Johannesburg, have blocked a main road heading to and from nearby Ennerdale.

The inconvenient truth about Alexandra

2019-04-17 08:56

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.

Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba leaves stage as Alex residents pelt him with papers, bottles

2019-04-15 19:20

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.

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