South Africa: Police on High Alert

The situation in Sasolburg is calm after almost a week of protests in the Free State town. Police are, however, remaining in the area to monitor the situation. The riots came to an end after government decided suspended the proposed municipal demarcation that has led to rolling violent protests.

  • South Africa:  Sasolburg Quiet After Protests

    South African Press Association, 25 January 2013

    The situation in Sasolburg was quiet on Friday morning after almost a week of protests, Free State police said. read more »

Police on alert in Sasolburg.

  • South Africa:  Four Killed in Sasolburg Protest

    South African Press Association, 24 January 2013

    Free State police have revised the death toll in Sasolburg protests to four from two. read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Suspends Changes to Municipal Boundaries (document)

    South African Government, 24 January 2013

    I take this opportunity to thank all the media Houses represented at this briefing today, both from the Pretoria and the Cape Town Studios. read more »

  • South Africa:  Baloyi Explains Suspension of Proposed Municipal Demarcation, 24 January 2013

    Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi says he had no choice but to suspend the proposed municipal demarcation that has led to rolling violent ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Developments in Zamdela Township (press release)

    African National Congress, 23 January 2013

    The African National Congress welcomes the decision of the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Comrade Richard Baloyi, of suspending the proposed ... read more »

  • South Africa:  ANC Government Acts Like Apartheid Regime (press release)

    Inkatha Freedom Party, 23 January 2013

    The IFP has accused the ANC government of behaving like the apartheid regime, which deliberately ignored the plight of the oppressed until the country was in flames. This the IFP ... read more »