Total shutdown

Total shutdown protest action planned for Wednesday

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[…]

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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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Bheki Cele to meet total shutdown protesters

Police Minister Bheki Cele and a high level police delegation are expected to meet with various community leaders on Wednesday in Bonteheuwel following widespread protests in various parts of the Cape Flats yesterday. The protest movement termed “Total Shutdown” blocked roads in various areas. Residents embarked on a mass protest[…]

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