Reports on municipal unrest miss the wider picture of peaceful protest in South Africa, writes Jane Duncan.
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The trade union federation has pinpointed transformation of South Africa's economy as the long-term solution to curbing violent strikes and protests.
This week, the DA has march drama, Zwelinzima Vavi threatens to sue Cosatu, France and the US get cozy, and an exhibition is plagued by disagreements.
The SAPS acted decisively during the DA march, showing how a confrontation should be handled.
Political intimidation is generally carried out with the approval of dominant political role-players, writes David Bruce.
The DA march for "real jobs" was cut short for fears of violent clashes with the crowds of ANC members gathered to "defend" their turf.
Research from UJ says there's been a sharp rise in the number of people killed in service delivery protests in the last decade.
Even if the DA's march is silly, the ANC should not endorse Umkhonto weSizwe "vets" turning the streets around Luthuli House into a "no-go" zone.
The ANC in Gauteng has threatened to take "strong action" against violent protesters within its ranks and the broader tripartite alliance.
A protester has been killed and five arrested for public violence in Sebokeng after a demonstration about a lack of housing.
The public must refrain from being "armchair critics" when it comes to how the police deal with protests, says the Gauteng acting commissioner.
Eighteen people have been arrested since the start of the protests in Relela on charges of public violence, arson and malicious damage to property.
The government must stop paying mere lip service to rooting out gender-based violence.
The national police commissioner is on her way to a village outside Tzaneen where three protesters have been killed and 15 police officers injured.
Fifteen people have been arrested during protests at the Durban Deep informal settlement, where a man was shot dead earlier.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich has tried to calm protest violence in Kiev that has claimed three lives. But the opposition remains sceptical.
Stunned Mothotlung residents suspect that dirty politics is to blame for the deaths of three people protesting against the township's lack of water.