ARTICLES RELATING TO SERVICE DELIVERY PROTESTS

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.

‘We need homes’

2019-04-11 16:41

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

WATCH: Aerial footage shows billowing smoke during Alexandra protests

2019-04-04 14:08

Aerial footage shows smoke plumes as residents of Alexandra near Sandton shut down the township, demanding basic services from the DA-led municipality.

Protesters damage houses, cars after City Power cuts illegally connected electricity

2019-02-16 20:16

Protesters from Emhlangeni informal settlement vented their anger on nearby houses after City Power disconnected their illegally connected electricity.

 

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.

3 trucks burnt as protests in Kroonstad spill over to Steynsrus

2019-04-12 07:12

Three trucks have been set alight on the R76 between Steynsburg and Kroonstad.

Roads blocked as sporadic protests flare up in Alexandra

2019-04-05 09:22

Residents in Alexandra have been protesting, calling for better services and attention from the City of Johannesburg.

#AlexShutDown Roads blocked, burning tyres, cops on the scene

2019-04-03 06:39

One of the Johannesburg's oldest townships is under lockdown as people demand basic services from the DA-led municipality.

Activists say they have had enough of paying to protest

2018-11-17 15:19

Right2Know leads protest against the City of Johannesburg's protest fees.

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