Strike violence causes traffic chaos near Johannesburg airport

Three people were injured in protests by striking truck drivers in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, on Thursday morning, metro police said.

“Up to now we can say three people [have] sustained injuries following truck protests around 7am,” said Inspector Kobeli … Read the rest

Cosatu fat cats enjoy five-star luxury

Delegates to the Cosatu conference in Midrand were noticed this morning at the Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino where they were tucking into breakfasts costing R200 per head. All the delegates at the hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, were dressed in their … Read the rest

Strikers set Johannesburg trains on fire

Several train carriages were on fire in Soweto and Braamfontein on Wednesday night, Johannesburg emergency services said.

“Around 9pm we got a call that three moving train carriages caught fire at the New Canada railway station in Soweto,” spokesman Robert … Read the rest