Hout Bay residents and community activists have raised serious concerns over the recent closure of their local day hospital. Residents and activists are saying that they fail to understand the City’s reasoning in closing the facility. Many interpret the closure as local government’s way of punishing residents for their recent[…]
A truck has been set alight during a service delivery protest in Dunoon, Cape Town on Friday. According to City of Cape Town traffic services spokesperson Richard Coleman, the protest started just after 07:00 and areas affected include the entire Dunoon, the N7, Koeberg and Malibongwe roads. Coleman said bus[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Rome to protest at the Italian capital’s run-down state. Demonstrators gathered outside the city hall to denounce Mayor Virginia Raggi for failing to tackle issues including uncollected rubbish and potholed roads. Raggi took control of Rome in 2016 for the Five[…]
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[…]
Police have fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse protesting crowds at Witsands in Atlantis on the West Coast. Protesters have locked down the area on Thursday morning by blockading roads with burning tyres and tree branches. Angry residents pelted stones and empty bottles at the police. They also looted[…]
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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