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Four arrested in Cape Town protests

The N7 North and South between Malibongwe Drive and the Plattekloof/Potsdam roads off-ramps running next to Du Noon in Cape town were closed on Monday due to protest action. The area is also near the busy Killarney industrial area. News24 reported earlier that the protest action was thought to be[…]

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Hundreds gather in Baghdad in new round of anti-gov’t protests

Hundreds of Iraqis have gathered in central Baghdad for fresh anti-government protests demanding better living conditions and an overhaul of the country’s political system, just days after the formation of a new government. The gathering in Tahrir Square on Sunday came after Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the country’s new prime minister, promised to release demonstrators arrested[…]

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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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