Supporters of South Africa’s far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) arrive at Giant Stadium in Soshanguve, Pretoria, ahead of the party’s manifesto launch. IMAGES
(8 Jan 2019) Authorities in South Africa say a train collision in Pretoria has killed three people and injured more than 200. The cause of the crash is under investigation. (Jan. 8)
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Thousands of taxi operators brought Pretoria’s inner city to a stand still today as they protested to demand more government assistance in the form of licenses and subsidies. Drivers dispersed this afternoon after delivering a memorandum of demands to the department of transport and the Union Buildings. They have given government 21 days to respond.
Thousands of taxi operators are protesting in the Pretoria inner city this morning demanding more government assistance in the form of licenses and subsidies. They brought the city’s highways to a standstill as they made their way to the meeting point. Drivers will later deliver a memorandum to the Minister of Transport and a second memorandum to the Union Buildings. IMAGES
War crimes judges will rule Thursday if South Africa flouted international law by failing to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for trial on charges of genocide in Darfur. Legal experts widely expect that judges at the International Criminal Court will find that Pretoria, one of the founding members of the tribunal, failed to co-operate with the ICC based in The Hague.VIDEOGRAPHIC
Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse anti-immigrant protests in Pretoria, South Africa, after street clashes broke out among opposing groups armed with sticks, knives, and other weapons.
Protesters later complained that the media depicted the demonstration as xenophobic when it was actually anti-crime.
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