Category Archives: Protests & Mass Action

SA is sinking deeper into violence red zone

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Increases in violent crime and protests have resulted in South Africa sliding down 14 places on the Global Peace Index.

The cost of violence to the South African economy, says the index, is the 21st-highest in the world and the 43rd-highest per capita. File photo Image by: STR / AFP

The cost of violence to the South African economy, says the index, is the 21st-highest in the world and the 43rd-highest per capita. File photo
Image by: STR / AFP

Watch: SABC news anchor loses cool on EFF’s Ndlozi

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EFF CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR VANDALISING PAUL KRUGER STATUE

EFF CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR VANDALISING PAUL KRUGER STATUE

Breaking News – Boko Haram is in Zimabwe en Route to South Africa – Ziminsider

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Zimbabwe’s Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) has communicated an intelligence report that says the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is in Zimbabwe en route to South Africa.

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Boko Haram – Nigeria

They march to unite our Nation

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Mr Duncan Nyawo and his three companions started their journey to the Union Buildings to raise awareness of the killings of white farmers and police officers yesterday. They have already reached Belfast.

Suspected robber killed by mob

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KwaZulu-Natal – A man was beaten to death by community members after he was accused of house breaking in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

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Bonga Warren Simelane, 22, was attacked in C section, Amazimtoti Road on Monday.

Police disperse protesting Isipingo residents

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Durban – Riot police dispersed a group of protesters from the Dakota shack settlement in Isipingo on Tuesday.

Burning barricades on Ernest Clockie Road in Isipingo. Residents from Dakota shacks behind unrest.  - Source - Twitter

Burning barricades on Ernest Clockie Road in Isipingo. Residents from Dakota shacks behind unrest. – Source – Twitter

Two men were arrested and hauled off in handcuffs after they refused to disperse.

We live here legally, say foreigners

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Tegan Scales heard the fears and frustrations of ordinary men and women, many with small children, living in a refugee camp.

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Policemen and Enforce Security officials crowd the entrance of a city-owned property at the end of a quiet road in Greenwood Park’s residential area.

Xenophobia: ‘payback’ threats issued – Boko Haram

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African-based terror groups Boko Haram and al-Shabaab’s threats to attack South Africans in retaliation for xenophobic violence should not be taken lightly.

A crowd of anti-immigrant protesters demonstrate outside a Jeppe hostel in Johannesburg, where several foreigners had sought refuge. Several shops and cars owned by foreigners have been torched in downtown Joburg. Photo: Antoine de Ras

A crowd of anti-immigrant protesters demonstrate outside a Jeppe hostel in Johannesburg, where several foreigners had sought refuge. Several shops and cars owned by foreigners have been torched in downtown Joburg. Photo: Antoine de Ras

Police deploy 800 cops but xenophobia spreads in KwaZulu-Natal

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Attacks on foreign nationals‚ which started in Durban‚ have spread to Pietermaritzburg.

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A group of about 15 South Africans attempted to loot Congolese-owned shops in the city centre.

Midlands police spokesman Constable Kenetth Ngobese said police were called to East Street before the group could strike.

Jacob Zuma: Be afraid, be VERY afraid

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Shielded from accountability, deploying acolytes and benefiting himself, the president has become untouchable

Jacob Zuma’s presidency has taken on a particular flavour. Exposés of capricious political interference in important arms of the state such as the prosecuting authority, the police and the intelligence services have become commonplace: there is little shock factor left in the abuses of power and process committed by his friends in his name; and there is no parallel with any other SA president in the extent to which he has personally benefited from holding office.