20.3.2020 06:25 am
At the centre of the controversy are claims the municipal political team based the the appointment of employees on their political affiliations.
A Limpopo mayor reportedly had to be whisked away by the police on Wednesday from the hands of angry community members, who were baying for her blood after she was accused of awarding municipal jobs to friends, family and ANC branch members, leaving those from other political parties out in the cold.
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency’s nature reserves that were closed due to industrial action by its staff last week are now open to the public.
The last violent act happened in the early hours of Wednesday when the civic centre in Umjindini was set alight.
Memo calls on Ebrahim Patel not to suspend the National Lotttery Commission’s board.
Wits students demand that homeless students be given beds to stop them from sleeping in labs.
The union is marching in protest of what they call the unfair practices against nurses in the private healthcare sector.
A video was released on Wednesday morning showing students sleeping in a library on campus.
‘Staff are visibly shaken, they are traumatised,’ said a lecturer whose car had a brick thrown at it.
Students living at the KwaDlangezwa campus in university accommodation were told ‘to vacate their residences by no later than 15:00 today’.
According to reports, there has been sporadic gunfire, especially in Extensions 10 and 11.
The town had been brought to a standstill, with key points blocked by protesters, police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.
A protest that began with the near-shutdown of the Sandton CBD ended peacefully at the cold and wet Eskom headquarters later on Friday.
Cape Coloured Congress leader Fadiel Adams said he would sleep outside the legislative house until the government did something about the violence in the townships.
Windy weather accompanied the heavy rainfall, but the EFF said it would not stop the ‘revolution’.
Amid a morning of heavy disruption during an EFF-led protest in Sandton, the EFF leader called for his marchers to be ‘disciplined’, even if provoked.