South Africa: Vehicles Torched As Philippi East Residents Demand Toilets

3 days 21 hours ago
[GroundUp] Three vehicles including a Golden Arrow bus were set alight during a protest in Philippi East on Wednesday morning. Residents from Siyangena, a new settlement which started in February last year are demanding basic services, and are alleged to have been responsible. The protest was triggered by the removal of illegal connections by a security company.

South Africa: After Months of Pain, a Truce - and Six Reopened Soweto Taxi Ranks

5 days 4 hours ago
[Daily Maverick] Jacob Mamabolo, newly installed Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC, has signed an agreement with Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association and Witwatersrand Taxi Association for the reopening of taxi ranks and routes that were closed by violence in early March. The department plans to conduct an investigation into routes and is confident that the agreement will be implemented.
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