Latest articles on Zamdela

Jobseekers suffocate in the shade of Sasol’s smokestacks

Metsimaholo municipality residents have accused the chemicals and energy company of not employing locals and of pumping toxic pollutants into the air

Polls provide no release for Zamdela’s smoldering anger

The feeling that a municipal merger of Zamdela and Sasolburg with Parys could still happen has shaded the calm with uneasiness and suspense.

Elections 2014: Politics is pointless, say Zamdela residents

Zamdela residents were angry with the government a year ago. Many say they will not vote because "politics is pointless".

Working municipalities the true face of democracy

Local politics may be fraught with animosity, but they are essential for effective governance, writes Gregory Mthembu-Salter.

Parys complains — anonymously

Don't be fooled by the genteel silence in the quaint Free State town of Parys -- there are many unchecked emotions rumbling beneath the surface.

Sasolburg: Shifting borders at election time

The Sasolburg riots have raised questions over the timing of municipal boundary changes, and the Free State's premier is shifting the blame.

Zamdela riots force state’s hand — for now

After three days of violent protests on the streets of Zamdela the government buckled and momentarily heeded the demands of residents in the area.

Violent Sasolburg demonstrations leave four dead

A consensus over the death toll in the Sasolburg protests has been reached, with police confirming that four people have died due to violence so far.

Police accused of looting during Sasolburg protest

A security guard has said that police also looted shops during the violent protests in Zamdela.

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