1. Vorastra

    US protests/riots 2020

    This will be a catch-all thread for anything related to the current protests/riots in the US. Let's start. Warning: Graphical. Black man stabbed in the back by a 43yo white protester in Portland. He was then apprehended by fellow protesters and has been arrested by police...
  2. Kevin Lancaster

    Students attack security guards – What the #FeesMustFall protests really look like

    Students attack security guards – What the #FeesMustFall protests really look like A local photographer has captured up-close images of #FeesMustFall protests this week, showing students violently attacking security guards.
  3. Zoomzoom

    Some Reasons Why South Africa is Destined for Black Obscurity
  4. LazyLion

    Protests a Ticking Time Bomb: Vavi

    Ongoing protests across the country are a ticking bomb about to explode, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Thursday. "Nineteen years later in a democracy we are becoming [the] protest headquarters of the world; we call that a ticking bomb about to explode," he told delegates at...
  5. LazyLion

    Danny Glover surprises Marchers

    US actor and activist Danny Glover surprised Popcru members at Mary Fitzgerald Square in central Johannesburg on Thursday. He told the crowd he supported them. "I'm here on behalf of all the workers in Mississippi. We are all supporting each other, we must stand together. Amandla," he...
  6. LazyLion

    Protest in Cape Town despite Interdict

    Protesters blocked roads near Cape Town International Airport on Monday morning despite an interim interdict banning such behaviour, the City of Cape Town said. The Western Cape High Court last week granted the city an interdict against 89 former employees of toilet service company Sannicare...
  7. LazyLion

    Protests watched: Cwele

    An early warning system is in place to alert law enforcement officials to potentially violent protests, State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Tuesday. Delivering his budget vote speech in the National Assembly, Cwele blamed "socio-economic factors and the global economic slowdown"...
  8. LazyLion

    Workers strike at Lonmin again

    Mining operations at Lonmin's platinum mine in Rustenburg, in North West, were suspended on Tuesday, the company said. "We can confirm there is a stoppage. Workers arrived for work, but did not go underground. The reason for them not going underground is unclear," said spokeswoman Sue Vey...
  9. LazyLion

    Motorcyclists to Protest E-tolling, traffic to be diverted

    Motorcyclists protesting e-tolls in Gauteng are expected to cause traffic disruptions on Saturday by riding on highways ear-marked for the project, Johannesburg metro police said. "Traffic will be disrupted on Johannesburg freeways today [Saturday] as a group of motorcyclists will be driving...
  10. LazyLion

    Protest Marches Not the Answer: Zille

    Service delivery protest marches do not make any difference, DA leader Helen Zille said in Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape on Friday. "The truth is, protest marches rarely change anything because making a noise doesn't change a government." She was speaking to residents after a tour of the...
  11. LazyLion

    Court Packed for Tatane Trial

    The Ficksburg Regional Court was packed on Thursday for the trial of seven policemen charged with killing local protester Andries Tatane. Regional Magistrate Hein van Niekerk was expected to hear final arguments in the matter from the prosecution and defence teams. Earlier, Van Niekerk...
  12. LazyLion

    Tatane Cops Apply for Charges to be Dropped

    The seven policemen accused of killing protester Andries Tatane are expected to apply for the charges to be dropped in the Ficksburg Regional Court on Friday, SABC news reported. Two of the State's police witnesses claimed they were threatened into making statements to the Independent Police...
  13. LazyLion

    Involvement in SA Needs to be Lawful

    South Africans need to get involved in the affairs of the country, but without resorting to violence and looting, deputy public service and administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Wednesday. Speaking in Durban, Dlodlo said that in recent months the country's image had taken a knock...
  14. LazyLion

    Protest Disrupts KZN Lectures

    Lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College campus were disrupted on Monday by students protesting over accommodation. "Protesting students on the Howard College Campus have disrupted classes," university spokeswoman Nomonde Mbadi said. "We have received reports that some...
  15. LazyLion

    Protestors Want Toilets in Trains

    A group of protesters gathered outside the Bosman Railway Station in Pretoria on Wednesday demanding improved service from Metrorail. A leader of the protesters, Reuben Rathelele, said relying on the train service had been a frustrating experience for thousands of commuters. "We want them...
  16. LazyLion

    South African Students Disrupt Israeli Concert at WITS University

    Issued by: BDS Workinggroup Attention: News Editors For immediate release: S. AFRICAN STUDENTS DISRUPT (& CANCEL) ISRAELI PERFORMANCE AT JOHANNESBURG UNIVERSITY Last night, 15 minutes into what was going to be a 90-minute scheduled concert by Israel's Yossi Reshef, Wits University...
  17. LazyLion

    Three Years in Prison for Lenasia Land Fraudster

    Lenasia land fraudster Mandla Dlamini was sentenced to three years' imprisonment by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. "After considering all the facts before the court, including the age of the accused, I am still of the opinion that imprisonment is the [best] option,"...
  18. LazyLion

    Article: Legislature Accepts COSATU Memorandum

    The Gauteng provincial legislature accepted a memorandum from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday, the office of the speaker said. Cosatu held a picket outside the legislature during premier Nomvula Mokonyane's state-of-the-province address, related to e-tolls and other issues...
  19. LazyLion

    Cop Hurt in Eastern Cape Protest

    A policeman was seriously hurt when he was hit on the head with a beer bottle during a protest in Sterkspruit, in the Eastern Cape, police said on Monday. Brigadier Marinda Mills said Warrant Officer Mhlangabezi Kakaza, 46, was among the police who responded to complaints that protesters had...
  20. LazyLion

    Cosatu to strike again on e-tolls, labour brokers Can't they just separate the issues for once?