Nine of the capital’s 16 metro lines were shut and most others severely disrupted, sparking some 350 kilometres of traffic jams in the Paris region.
Millions have hit the streets in protests fuelled by years of growing fears that authoritarian China is stamping out the city’s liberties.
A number of activists and EFF members pulled out of Friday’s event at the last minute, amid claims the activist’s name was being used to fight the party’s battles.
The calm spell looks set to end as public anger grows once more over the lack of response to the election results by Beijing and Hong Kong’s leaders.
JP Smith accuses protesters of ‘dangerous and irresponsible lies’.
Police were initially called to monitor a public residents meeting after the protests erupted on Sunday night.

City of Cape Town to set up task team to tackle violence against women and children

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children was launched by mayor Dan Plato at Athlone Stadium on Saturday.

Striking workers agree to 5.9% increase at SAA

An agreement between SAA and unions has been reached after a tumultuous week.

Unions gear up for second day of negotiations with SAA

Airline board member Martin Kingston highlighted during a 702 interview the magnitude of financial losses due to the continued protests.

SAA salaries may not be paid month end, says Gordhan

He says government will try to see if it’s possible to get assistance for SAA, but this will be dependent on the parties being able to reach some type of understanding.

Unions intensify SAA strike action following negotiations

A revoked alleged offer of 6.5% has resulted in unions serving a notice for secondary strike.

Saftu joins SAA strikers, calls for secondary strike across industry

Saftu joins SAA strikers, calls for secondary strike across industry

‘We are fighting against retrenchment, corruption and privatisation. We will not accept retrenchments until the looting of SAA is thoroughly dealt with.’

Zuks Ramasia says SAA open for business despite strike action

SAA has confirmed some services are operational amid ongoing negotiations between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and unions.

DA MP Cardo wants airline employees to be prohibited from striking

The opposition MP has approached the CCMA in a bid to have certain aviation-related services declared ‘essential’.

IN PICS: ‘Sneaky’ 3am electricity cut-off shuts down Protea Glen for a second day

Residents allege that Eskom has cut off their electricity supply unlawfully, and have continued protesting to have supply restored.

Gordhan to meet with striking SAA unions on Tuesday

The airline has said it’s under pressure to just remain in business.

This strike could force us out of business, says SAA CFO

While some regional and international flights have resumed, domestic flights remain grounded.

Police descend on fleeing Hong Kong protesters

Intense clashes on Sunday saw a police officer hit in the leg by an arrow and protesters meet police tear gas with volleys of petrol bombs.

Unions threaten to ‘shut down’ aviation sector

Two transport unions have also been called on to join the action.

Asylum seekers held on trespassing charges

They turned violent after they were told to leave.

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