Voice of the Cape


Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua region as protests spread

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia has deployed more troops to the restive West Papua, as demonstrations continue to spread to several communities in the region, with reports of injuries and more attacks that belie earlier assurances by the government that the unrest had been contained. President Joko Widodo’s top Security Minister, Wiranto, told reporters on[…]

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Fiery protests erupt in Indonesia’s West Papua region

Jakarta, Indonesia – Large demonstrations in Indonesia’s West Papua region have turned violent as thousands of protesters angered by alleged police abuse against ethnic Papuan students, burned public facilities and blocked roads. In West Papua province’s capital of Manokwari, protesters burned the regional parliamentary building and local stores, according to police[…]

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‘We want to return home’, say #Shutdown protesters

The determined calls from pressure group G@tvol Capetonian for a “total shutdown” of all major arterial roads and highways leading into and out of the Central Business District (CBD) of Cape Town today, has resulted in widespread protests throughout the city.  Protestors say they have had enough of the marginalisation[…]

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Cape Town shutdown: Roads closed to traffic, protesters demand housing

The Cape Town shutdown, protest action spearheaded by the controversial minority rights group, Gatvol Capetonian, has begun in the Mother City. Early on Thursday morning, disgruntled community members took to the streets to voice their frustrations with the City’s inadequate approach to Human Settlements and, more directly, low-cost housing. Why are Cape[…]

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Nearly R2 billion WASTED due to destructive protests – Sasria

By Anees Teladia Violent and destructive service delivery protests have accounted for 76.6 percent of claims lodged with state-owned insurance entity, Sasria SOC Ltd, according to their executive manager for insurance operations, Fareedah Benjamin. The number of claims has dramatically increased since the previous financial year, amounting to nearly R2[…]

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