Fears of racial violence after white man shoots black teenager

The violent protests that started in Bloemhof and spread to Christiana has claimed its first casualty: a Grade 9 pupil who was shot and killed when protesters in Christiana marched to the municipal offices on Wednesday.

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North West premier hopes race-baiting will save her

A white farmer who allegedly had a water valve closed was to blame for problems with the water supply in Swartruggens and the Borolelo township on Sunday, said North West Premier Thandi Modise.

“It is alleged that the farmer, accompanied … Read the rest

Protesters go on rampage in Randfontein

randfonteinPolice have dispersed a crowd of protesters who have gone on the rampage in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg.

The residents of Mohlakeng extension five are demanding services from the municipality.

Earlier residents barricaded roads with burning tires and stones, however … Read the rest

Indian vice chancellor ‘greatly dismayed’ at lack of black service as water crisis looms

An Indian vice chancellor says the black municipality’s failure to deliver a basic service has brought his institution to brink of closure.

Open letter from Dr Saleem Badat, vice-chancellor of Rhodes University to the mayor, the municipal manager and the Read the rest

Arrests for looting, violence in Soweto Protea South

proteaprotestFour more people have been arrested for looting at the troubled township of Protea South in Soweto. It brings to 25 the number of people arrested for public violence and looting since Thursday morning.

Police in Soweto have remained on … Read the rest

Riot in Hendrina as ‘protestors’ burn down police station and loot shops

A furious mob of more than 1 000 people went on a violent rampage in the township of KwaZamokuhle in Hendrina on Sunday – threatening violence against Mayor Mike Masina and other Councillors whom they blockaded at the community stadium

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March turns violent as thousands protest service delivery

Over 7 000 protesters, carrying sticks and knobkerries, arrived at the Benoni Customer Care Centre, at the corner of Elston Avenue and Tom Jones Street, in separate groups on October 17, to hand over a memorandum.

The town was brought … Read the rest