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Law used to ‘clamp down on dissent’

Protestors are being unjustly targeted in troubled settlements such as Thembelihle, a report says.

Protests are a cry for political recognition

More than just rebellions of the poor, community uprisings give a voice to those who feel powerless.

Local government needs residents to get involved

Service delivery protests are emblematic of a crisis of representation in municipalities and will only stop when citizen participation is embraced.

Boitumelong protests intensify ahead of Modise’s visit

The situation in Boitumelong is tense as protest action has intensified in the area, says Thandi Modise's office ahead of her visit to the area.

NW premier to meet Boitumelong, Itsoseng protesters

Premier Thandi Modise will spearhead a task team to address recent protests in North West, while a firm will investigate allegations of corruption.

Marikana service delivery researchers spooked

Academics say burglaries and data theft point to an orchestrated intimidation campaign against those investigating service delivery protests.

SAHRC raises police’s use of force with Phiyega

While meeting Riah Phiyega, the SAHRC has deplored deaths during protests and expressed concern over the SAPS's use of force during protests.

Sona 2014: Zuma raises concern over mining, protests

In his State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma highlighted his administration's successes but also expressed worry over violent protests.

Violent protests entrenched in SA’s culture

Political intimidation is generally carried out with the approval of dominant political role-players, writes David Bruce.

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