LATEST PROTEST ACTIONS / INCIDENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

News & Updates on all the Latest Protest, Strikes, Riots or public unrest incidents across South Africa.





PROTEST ACTION left Several people injured at a school in Falconridge, Vaal Area
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Several people have been injured this morning following protest action at a school in Falconridge in the Vaal area. ER24 paramedics were standing by at the school from the early hours of the mornin...

Four People were injured during Violent Protest on N2 near Shakashead
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25 February 2018 Violent protest Shakashead - injuries 4 A protest on the N2 near Shakashead has turned violent and has resulted in the closure of both the north and south bound lanes including...

SAPS NEWS CAPE TOWN - Overnight Protest Action led to Damage of the Mew Way Community Hall
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Last night, 19 June 2018, protestors in the Khayelitsha area set the Mew Way hall alight. Public Order Policing Unit (POPS) members were on the scene to dispersed the crowd. Several windows were b...

2 MEN WERE INJURED THIS MORNING WHEN PROTESTORS SET TRUCK ALIGHT ON N2 UMGENI
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Two men aged 29 and 35 have escaped serious injuries after protestors set their truck alight whilst protesting on Umgeni Road near the N2 bridge on Wednesday morning....

VIOLENT PROTEST & UNREST IN THE MEYERTON AREA HAS LEFT 3 PEOPLE INJURED
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Three people sustained minor injuries when two vehicles collided during unrest on the Morris Road in Meyerton. ER24 paramedics responded to the scene and found a heavy local law enforcement presence....

PROTESTERS VICTORIOUS: Hermanus Land Owners Agree to Sell Land to Government
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Ongoing protests in Hermanus may have prompted the owners of a stretch of land intended for a luxury development to sell it back to the Western Cape government for homes for the residents of Zwelihle....

CAPE TOWN PROTEST N2: Cars and Buses set Alight on N2
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Two Golden Arrow Busses and two motor vehicles were set alight during a protest on the corner of Mew Way & N2, Khayelitsha. ' Fire Services had to wait for Police to escort them to the scene. No re...

CAPE TOWN PROTESTS: LIVE UPDATES ON ROAD CLOSURES AS-IT-HAPPENS
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Motorists are advised to make use of alternative routes, the N1 inbound lane closed at Joostenbergvlakte due to tyres burning in the roadway. Motorists are using the slipway to pass the scene....

PROTEST ACTIONS: Cape Town Mitchells Plain, Soweto - Multiple Roads Blocked
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Soweto Action Committee are set to shut down Soweto today. Freedom Park, Lehae and Orange Farm have already confirmed the shut down in protest of the planned Pre-Paid Electricity rollout. Please a...

VIOLENT PROTEST IN ENNERDALE: ROADS BLOCKED, BURNING TYRES, AVOID THE AREA
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The Golden Highway is reportedly closed between the N12 and Union Road this morning because of on-going protests in Eldorado Park in Johannesburg. ...

PORT ELIZABETH VIOLENCE & PROTESTS BELIEVED TO BE FUELLED BY GANGSTERS
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Residents of the northern areas of Port Elizabeth say criminal elements are fuelling protests and even planning to kill policemen. ...

CAPE TOWN ALERT PROTEST ACTION: Roads Barricaded in Grassy Park Burning Tyres
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A Group of roughly 30 residents participate in a protest action at Kalbaskraal informal settlement on the corner of 3rd Avenue & Lake Road, Grassy Park. The above-mentioned roads are barricaded. N...

CAPE TOWN: Public Order Police members are currently monitoring protesting...
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Situation in Gugulethu is now out of Control where protesters burned down Mzoli's Butchery and other businesses on Sunday afternoon. See Photos in Gallery below. This is a developing story and more...

Protesting in Hout Bay went horribly wrong when a young boy was shot in the mouth in the process
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The police's attempts to disperse people protesting in Hout Bay went horribly wrong when a young boy was shot in the mouth in the process. It’s believed Hangberg residents were protesting over the upcoming fishing quota cuts....

HOUTBAY PROTEST, ANGRY COMMUNITY CLOSED ROADS OFF: HERE'S THE REASONS
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Cape Town traffic officials have closed off various major routes to Hout Bay area after residents embarked on a violent protest this on Saturday morning. ...

VIDEOS, UPDATES: TODAY IS THE 3rd DAY IN-A-ROW OF VIOLENT PROTESTS IN HOUT BAY
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Today is the third consecutive day of violent protests in Hout Bay and the violence escalates daily. On Monday. Police used stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to keep protesters away from SAPS while some protesters have been detained....

VIOLENT PROTEST CONTINUES IN HOUT BAY, LISTEN AUDIO UPDATE OF CURRENT SITUATION
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Imizamo Yethu residents continued their violent protests in Hout Bay, barricading the busy Victoria road for a second day. On Saturday, residents burnt tyres, rubble and other debris in a protest over the lack of housing and service delivery to the informal settlement in Hout Bay....

CAPE TOWN PROTEST ACTION: MY CITY BUS TORCHED IN JOE SLOVO PARK - AVOID AREA
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My City Bus Route 261 will be diverted via Koeberg Road due to protest action in Joe Slovo. Protesters set a My City bus alight in Joe Slovo Park earlier on Sunday afternoon. ...

KHAYELITSHA PROTEST - Angry Residents Blocked Roads with Burning Tyres over Housing
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Angry Khayelitsha residents barricaded roads with burning tyres in a protest over housing on Friday. Site B residents have been protesting over housing. They burnt tyres and blocked roads. Resident...

ALL ROADS IN & OUT OF LADYSMITH COMPLETELY BLOCKED BY TAXI PROTESTERS
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According to the Ladysmith Gazette, traffic is at a standstill at the moment and the town is effectively under siege....

Latest Update on Protest actions around Gauteng - Pics of this morning so far
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Authorities are warning motorists travelling in and around Soweto and Turfontein this morning to be cautious due to community protests. Its not clear what the protests are about but several roads have been blockaded....

VIOLENT SERVICE DELIVERY PROTESTS CONTINUE TO SPREAD, EXPECTING TO ESCALATE
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Finetown erupted into total chaos earlier today with rocks, petrol bombs, tear gas and rubber bullets flying all over. ...

VIDEO & PHOTOS OF THE VIOLENT PROTEST EARLIER TODAY IN LICHTENBURG
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Protesters threw chicks from a truck in Lichtenburg on Friday morning, drove over them and burned the rest of the 40 000 chicks alive. About 300 people from Blydeville in Lichtenburg, started the service delivery process early in this morning. Several access routes to the town have been closed since early morning after three trucks were burned and another 8 vehicles were thrown with stones....

MACASSAR MUNICIPAL Building Torched by small group of Protesters on Monday morning
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Police are investigating a case of arson after a group of protesters torched the municipal offices in Macassar, near Strand. Western Cape police spokesperson, Noloyiso Rwexana, says the protesters...

IN PICTURES & VIDEOS: Total Shutdown in Mahikeng, No Shops, No Schools were opened on Thursday
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Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his business trip to the UK on Thursday night to fly back home and head to the North West. This follows after violent protests have been spreading since it first er...

MASS PROTEST ACTION ALERT: Threats of a Mass Protest Action in Hermanus taken Seriously
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Threats were received of a Mass Protest Action in Hermanus tomorrow, Monday 28 May 2018. SAPS are taking these threats as very serious and mass deployment of Officers will be deployed to the Hermanus ...

LATEST LICHTENBURG UPDATE: MAYOR REACTS ON THE VIOLENT PROTESTS
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The NSPCA said rioters attacked and burned a truck in which newly hatched chickens were being transported, killing 38 000 birds. ...

MITCHELLS PLAIN PROTEST TURNS VIOLENT, Jakes Gerwel and other Roads Closed
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Mitchells Plain is still very tense according to officials on the ground. A shipping container had been pulled onto Jakes Gerwel Drive, which remains shut. Angry Siqalo residents up in arms over servi...

IN PICTURES - MOGALE CITY SHUTDOWN: Munsieville Police station set on Fire
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Krugersdorp, Mogale City Shutdown - A SAPS Vehicle were Vandalised at Luipaard Street & Paardekraal. Protestors attacked police in Mogale City where Two state vehicles were damaged. Organisers of ...

MOOI RIVER SAPS UPDATE: N3 Road still Closed, 35 Trucks Damaged, 54 Arrested
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The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Bheki Langa has strongly condemned the unlawful protest action along N3 freeway near the Mooi River Toll Plaza last night. Last night ...

VIOLENT PROTEST: N12 ROADS AROUND ELDORADO PARK BLOCKED OFF & TYRES BURNING
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Traffic in and around Eldorado Park is heavily affected due to a Protest action which started in the early hours of Monday morning. Roads have been blocked, tyres and other objects set alight....

WATCH: VIOLENT PROTEST - TRUCK TORCHED AND STONE THROWING ON N2
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Truck burns on freeway in Durban after protestors blocked on ramp to N2 from M19 Umgeni Road interchange The fire Department and Metro Police were superb protecting the civilians from the possibili...

PROTEST ALERT: N3 Highway Closed between Spruitview & Vosloorus in Both Directions
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Motorists on he N3 highway between Vosloorus and Leondale are locked in a congestion that resulted from a burning truck. People taking stock from the fleet. SA Police Service yet to arrive. More detai...

MULTIPLE ROADS BLOCK DUE TO VIOLENT PROTEST & PROTESTERS SHOOTING AT CARS
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The Daspoort tunnel, a major interlinking route between Pretoria North‚ Hartebeespoort and the CBD in Pretoria West, is blocked with protesters shooting at cars overnight. Police have started to push protesters back using rubber bullets....

WARNING - ALERT: R21 NORTH & SOUTHBOUND LANES CLOSED BEFORE/AFTER NELLMAPIUS ROAD
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During the early hours of Thursday morning, News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents reported on a multi vehicle collision on the R21 Southbound after Nellmapius Drive....

WATCH: PROTESTERS USING BULLDOZERS TO DESTROY PROPERTY & SAPS VEHICLES, RICHARDS BAY
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ALERT / WARNING: Richards Bay Port protest: Shots fired by SAPS. Public are warned to avoid the area!...

SAPS NEWS: 21 People Arrested in Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West during Violent Protest Action
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POPS members and other Law Enforcement agencies have arrested a total of 21 people since 10 June 2018 when the community members took to the streets to express their dissatisfaction about service deli...

IN PHOTOS: IT'S WAR! LICHTENBURG HAS ERUPTED INTO A WAR ZONE THIS MORNING
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Lichtenburg has erupted into a war zone this morning. This follows after a violent protest on Friday, 21 April 2017, when trucks were set alight....

VIDEOS / PICS: HUGE PROTEST IN SMITH STREET DURBAN WHERE A FLAT CAUGHT FIRE
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Huge protest on Smith street in central Durban. Road is closed. Motorists advised to make use of alternative routes....

CAPE TOWN SAPS MONITORING SITUATION IN STRANDFONTEIN - PROTEST ACTION, ROADS BLOCKED
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Strandfontein Road is closed to traffic at Spine Road Northbound carriageway only due to protests in the Lotus River and Pelican Park area. Please avoid these areas....

WATCH: EFF Members Assault a Parent - Another EFF Protest, Another Rubber Bullet Incident
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EFF member Azwi Tshitangano says: “That white fellow came and insulted us, he cannot call black people mase p****. If they want violence, we will meet them with violence. If they want peace, we will...

KWA-ZULU NATAL: N2 NORTH STANDSTILL AS TOW TRUCK DRIVERS PROTEST CONTINUES
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A tow truck protest has brought the N2 north highway to a complete standstill. The go-slow on the highway began shortly before 8am near the old Durban airport. ...

A TRUCK DELIVERING OIL WAS LOOTED, SET ALIGHT, SHOPS LOOTED & BURNED DOWN
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A truck loaded with boxes of cooking oil travelling from Roodepoort towards Krugersdorp along this road was stoned. ...

WATCH - DURBAN UMLAZI PROTEST: Most Roads Blocked, Burning Tyres, Avoid the Area
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This is how the situation looks on Day 2 of the Mangosuthu University Strike. Students are protesting on Mangosuthu highway in Umlazi, south of Durban. Roads are blocked with bottles, tree branches (a...

VIOLENT PROTEST AT UNIZULU TODAY - VIDEO & PHOTOS
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Students at the University of Zululand’s kwaDlangezwa campus went on rampage on Thursday torching two police vehicles and a bookshop and also looted a canteen on campus. Mduduzi Mnqayi, the secr...

VIOLENT PROTEST, BRIARDENE: TRAIN SET ALIGHT, CARS & POLICE VEHICLES DAMAGED
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Marshall Security's Special Operations Team were called to assist on Sea-Cow Lake Road in the area of Briardene at approximately 20:00 on Wednesday, after violent protest action broke out in the area. ...


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