Protest action

Total shutdown protest action planned for Wednesday

A total shutdown has been planned for the Western Cape on Wednesday by various shutdown committees in the province. Community leaders are saying that government refuses to recognise the situation for what it is and that accordingly, they will shut the province down for five hours as a form of[…]

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Protesters create chaos on Cape Town roads

Capetonians woke up to complete chaos on Thursday morning as traffic was congested on major parts of the N2 due to the Khayelitsha shutdown. Tyres and rubble were set alight, blocking roads in and around the area which resulted in Khayelitsha being declared a no-go zone for public transport. “We’ve[…]

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Tens of thousands protest president’s bid for fifth term

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Algeria on Friday against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term, the largest demonstrations in years. Police helicopters circled overhead as protesters gathered in streets and parks of the capital, Algiers after midday Muslim prayer services. Riot police vans lined the boulevard leading to the presidential[…]

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Residents protest over service delivery in Witsand, Atlantis

Protest action by residents in Atlantis turned violent last week, following demands for service delivery. Clashes between community members and the police saw protestors burning tyres and police retaliating with stun grenades and rubber bullets. As a result, seven people were arrested for alleged public violence. There was a heavy[…]

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City calls for Priority Committee on protest action

The City of Cape Town has approached the South African Police Service (SAPS) to establish a priority committee to investigate protest action amidst an alarming spike in violent demonstrations in the city in recent months. Service delivery protests have erupted across 34 areas, with communities such as Siqalo in Mitchells[…]

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