SABC News - Service delivery protests


Transport department representatives from South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia have met to discuss ways to improve safety and security of the country’s borders.
Protest actions on Trans-Kalahari route affecting businesses

Thursday 20 October 2016 17:04

Service delivery protests on the Trans-Kalahari route linking South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia is taking their toll on business between the countries.


Phola Park residents protest over service delivery

Tuesday 16 February 2016 18:28

Residents of Phola Park and Simile in Sabie, Mpumalanga went on the rampage demanding clean drinking water, electricity and job opportunities.


The situtation is tense and more police have been deployed to quell the tension.
Nine arrested for public violence in Sasolburg

Thursday 14 May 2015 11:10

Nine people have been arrested following violent service delivery protest in Sasolburg in the Free State.


Dozens nabbed during Brits and Thembelihle protests

Wednesday 18 March 2015 09:00

Police have arrested 26 people for public violence at Damonsville and Maboloka near Brits in the North West.


Cabinet condemns Malamulele arson attack

Tuesday 3 February 2015 15:23

Cabinet has condemned a suspected arson attack on two schools in Malamulele in Limpopo.


Residents are calling on government to implement better toilet systems.
Britstown residents call for better sanitation

Friday 30 May 2014 09:33

Brits town residents in the Northern Cape say there is still no development in their area despite having voted during last month's general elections.


The residents have blockaded roads with stones, burning tyres and other objects.
N West village protests disrupt schooling

Tuesday 6 May 2014 12:00

Lessons at various schools at Khunotswane village near Zeerust have been disrupted as residents continue with service delivery protests.


President Jacob Zuma also took issue with the Sanco for not doing enough to prevent service delivery protests.
Zuma calls for discipline, unity in tripartite alliance

Sunday 13 April 2014 19:57

President Jacob Zuma has called for discipline and unity in the tripartite alliance


Residents in Bloemhof this week intensified violent protests, demanding the dissolution of the municipality.
Service delivery under the microscope

Friday 11 April 2014 14:55

An overview of service delivery protests in South Africa, juxtaposed against household service delivery figures from Statistics South Africa.


Municipal IQ’s Municipal Hotspots Monitor shows that there have been 48 major service delivery protests staged against local government since the 1st January.
Electioneering calms down service delivery protests

Monday 7 April 2014 09:18

Constructive engagement during electioneering has led to a fall of service delivery protests. This is according to Municipal IQ’s Municipal Hotspots Monitor.


President Jacob Zuma speaking during his State of the Nation Address.
Service delivery protests not just about failures: Zuma

Thursday 13 February 2014 20:53

President Jacob Zuma says service delivery protests are not simply the result of failures of government but also of its success in delivering basic services.  


Mthethwa cautions against violence during protests

Sunday 9 February 2014 19:09

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has issued a strong warning against those involved in acts of violence during service delivery protests.


Final voter registration weekend kicks off.
Bekkersdal joins Boiketlong against voter registration

Saturday 8 February 2014 10:35

Bekkersdal residents on Gauteng's West Rand have decided to boycott this weekend's voter registration drive for the coming elections.


Violent service delivery protests flare up again outside Brits

Thursday 6 February 2014 14:59

Violent service delivery protests have again broken out outside Brits in the North West.


Motorists cautioned amid Roodepoort protests

Friday 17 January 2014 12:17

Motorists are advised to avoid Main Reef and Corlett roads in Roodepoort due to a protest action. Residents of Princess Informal settlement are continuing with their protest.


EFF, Mooiplaas march off to a shaky start

Thursday 7 November 2013 12:45

The Mooiplaas community march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria is off to a rocky start. This after a member of Agang SA was pushed and shoved by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).


Minister in bid to defuse tensions in Bekkersdal

Sunday 3 November 2013 12:44

Minister Lechesa Tsenoli is expected to meet Bekkersdal residents' representatives and the Westonaria local municipality on Sunday.


It was unclear what the service delivery protest in Zuurbekom is about.
Motorists cautioned as protests erupt in Zuurbekom

Wednesday 11 September 2013 07:30

Service delivery protests have erupted in Zuurbekom, between Lenasia and Protea, in Johannesburg.


50 to appear in court for Soweto and Fochville protests

Sunday 11 August 2013 17:50

Nearly 50 people are due to appear in courts in Soweto and Fochville on Monday. They face charges of public violence and damage to public property.


Three days of service delivery protests have claimed a life, in Ganyesa
North West protests leave destruction, claim one life

Friday 11 May 2012 08:17

Three days of service delivery protests have claimed a life, in Ganyesa in the Kagisano local municipality near Vryburg, in the North West, and left a trail of destruction in its wake.


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