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Protests over unpaid NSFAS allowances stop education across SA

A month after universities and TVET colleges started the 2020 academic year, protests at various institutions across the country have led to the suspension of numerous classes, while some institutions have resumed teaching. GroundUp reports that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has urged students not to disrupt the academic programme,[…]

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Mamelodi flood victims protest at Gauteng SOPA

Around 100 Mamelodi residents, who were displaced by floods in December, have demanded that Gauteng Premier David Makhura consider them during his State of the Province Address (SOPA), as they wait to be relocated. Protesting outside of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa ahead of SOPA on Tuesday,[…]

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Picket planned to protest De Klerk’s apartheid statements

A protest is planned for Wednesday in Cape Town against former president FW de Klerk and his foundation. Convener of the #DeKlerkMustFall protest Songezo Mazizi told News24 that they were expecting a number of citizens and activists who were concerned about the foundation’s recent statement about apartheid to take part.[…]

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Sudan government forces quell armed protest by security agents

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s sovereign council, said on Wednesday that the country’s airpsace was open, and that all intelligence buildings were under the control of the army, following a revolt by former security agents linked to Sudan’s toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir. The violence was the[…]

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‘We refuse to be victims’: protestors

By Shakirah Thebus There was a feeling of anger and frustration amongst a small group of protestors over the current uptick in crime and violence. Demonstrators gathered at the Keizergracht street in Cape Town for a peaceful march to the Provincial Legislature and National Parliament Buildings on Tuesday. The ‘We[…]

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