S.Africa’s EFF party supporters arrive ahead of Manifesto launch

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

Three killed as trains collide in South Africa

(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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Women’s March against gender-based violence

Today, being the start of women’s month, women in Pretoria, South Africa demand sustainable action against gender-based violence through a #TOTALSHUTDOWN march to union buildings to hand in a memorandum.

Greenpeace holds protest at South Africa’s environment ministry

Environmental activists block the entrance of the Environmental Ministry in South Africa’s capital Pretoria, asking for the department to withdraw a controversial authorization it has granted for a second nuclear plant to be build in the country.

Hundreds protest murders of South African farmers

Hundreds of mostly white protesters marched in Pretoria on Saturday against the murder of South African farmers. Farmers have long complained of disproportionately being victims of South Africa’s high crime rate.

Taxi operators protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

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 drivers protest in Pretoria

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

The International Criminal Court

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

Violence erupts in S. Africa as police clash with anti-immigrant demonstrators

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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