Calm restored in Olievenhoutbosch

Captain Kay Makhubela said on Tuesday that the area was calm and no incidents had been reported on Monday night.

Makhubela said two people were arrested on Monday afternoon and one shop was looted.

The two suspects will appear in court for public violence soon.

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SA Urged to Break Silence on Zimbabwe Rights Crisis

The Right2Know (R2K) Campaign has called on International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, to condemn police brutality and human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.

The call was made in an open letter to Nkoana-Mashabane which also voiced ‘deep concern’ over police arresting journalists‚ the alleged extortion of motorists and a clampdown on the use of social media.

Activists Picket Against ‘Censorship’ at SABC

About 50 activists and journalists picketed outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) offices in Auckland Park offices in Johannesburg against perceived censorship by the public broadcaster.

The picket follows the sudden resignation of acting chief executive officer of SABC, Jimi Matthews, citing a ‘corrosive’ atmosphere at the broadcaster.

DA Criticises Equal Education Over Protest

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has described the march to the house of the Minister of Education in the Western Cape, Debbie Schäfer, by a group of Equal Education protestors as a dangerous move.

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, took to Twitter to condemn the protest outside Schäfer’s house.

Former DA leader, Helen Zille, also went on Twitter to condemn the education movement, saying the movement only exacerbated education problems in the province.

Another Protest Against e-Tolls

Very few people in the African National Congress support the tolling of Gauteng's highways, according to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

COSATU’s Gauteng secretary, Dumisani Dakile, points out that, "This thing it has never been placed in any gathering of the ANC [African National Congress]."

Police Arrest Activists in FS

Over 100 community healthcare members of HIV lobby group, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), have been arrested during the early hours of Thursday, 10 July 2014, by police in Bloemfontein.

The arrest follow a night vigil sit-in at Bophelo House, head office of the Free State’s health department.

According to TAC Free State chairperson, Sello Mokhalipi, the group, mostly elderly women, were taken to Park Road police station and Mangaung Police Station in Bloemfontein where they are being held in waiting cells.

Police Accused of Shooting Students

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) claims that the North West police fired rubber bullets and live ammunition on protesting students in Mmabatho.

DENOSA states that while protesting against the closure of the Mmabatho Nursing College, a student leader was assaulted and arrested.

The organisation is appalled by what it calls the reckless actions of police, following the closure of the college nearly two months ago.

Police Patrol Harare

At least six Zimbabwe activists were abducted and beaten up Friday ahead of a planned protest in Harare against President Robert Mugabe's government, a protest leader told AFP.

Riot police were on patrol in the capital to prevent crowds gathering after civil action groups vowed to hold the first anti-government protest in several weeks.

Frustration at Zimbabwe's economic collapse under the authoritarian regime of Mugabe, 92, has triggered a series of protests this year, with security forces often beating up demonstrators.

Learners Cause Chaos in Jo’burg CBD

Learners who trashed the Johannesburg City Centre during a protest blame supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters for the scuffle with vendors and shop owners. 

The march led by the Congress of South Students (COSAS) deteriorated after their memorandum of grievances relating to improvement of school conditions was handed over to the Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi.


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