‘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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Gatvol warns of major shutdown of Cape Flats

By Shakirah Thebus Different areas across the Western Cape are set to participate in a total shutdown called for by the Gatvol Capetonian movement. The shutdown is expected to take place on Thursday 8 August between 05:00 until 11:00 and will see community members, mostly backyard dwellers and activists from[…]

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#Shutdown: Protests keep pupils out of school

The effect the shutdown protests are having on schools is worrying education authorities who are particularly concerned about this year’s matric candidates and their vital preparation for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said there were ongoing protests in Lwandle in Strand on[…]

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Looming Cosas shutdown to negatively affect schooling

Cosas is calling for Fee Must Fall activists to be released. The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) says the looming shutdown by learners on Monday will negatively affect schooling. This is as learners plan to march to Luthuli House in Johannesburg to deliver a memorandum to African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa. Among[…]

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Cosatu questions W Cape businesses move on shutdown

Cosatu in the Western Cape says it is concerned over what it calls double standards by the business community, which is calling for a shutdown on Friday. Businesses are prepared for its employees to join marches calling for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma. Provincial Secretary Tony Ehrenreich says often[…]

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Tuks to remain closed as workers plan shutdown

The University of Pretoria (UP) will remain closed for registration until further notice, after violent protests by outsourced workers broke out last week. In a statement, UP spokesperson Anna-Retha Bouwer said efforts to resolve disputes with outsourced workers could not be reached on Saturday. “Since access to the entrances to[…]

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Greece in crisis

Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government’s rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign lenders pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of its banking system. With a popular referendum on the bailout planned for Sunday, Prime[…]

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Stage 1 load shedding cancelled

Stage one power cuts, which were implemented earlier on Tuesday morning, have been cancelled, Eskom said. “This is due to the significant drop in electricity demand since we issued warnings early this morning that the system was under strain,” the parastatal said. Earlier, Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said the blackouts[…]

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