Events in Macedonia orchestrated from outside

Moscow believes the events in Macedonia are being orchestrated from outside, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Lavrov said that outside pressure is being put on current Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for not agreeing to follow Western-backed sanctions … 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

Unrest closes Walter Sisulu University indefinitely

Students have been told to vacate the Walter Sisulu University, in the Eastern Cape, because of labour trouble, administrator Lourens van Staden said on Tuesday.

“The volatile situation that is unfolding has made it impossible for management to risk or … Read the rest

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

‘Put down your weapons,’ asks South African Justice Minister

Put down your weapons and stop committing violence, or face the full might of the law, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe warned striking miners on Friday.

In an announcement made in Pretoria, following a meeting of security cluster ministers and other … Read the rest

South African finance minister says unrest damaging the economy

Labour unrest in the mining industry was extremely damaging to the economy, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Friday.

“It undermines confidence in the South African economy, and if we undermine confidence, we undermine investment,” he told reporters at a … Read the rest