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President Ramaphosa speaks out against violence and destruction of properties

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the violence and destruction that engulfed parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng two weeks ago caused much damage to property and...

Committee calls for coherence in characterisation of violence, looting

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The Joint Standing Committee on Defence has called for coherence in characterising what led to the violence, wanton looting and destruction of property over...

Health regulatory bodies condemn looting

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South Africa’s statutory health regulatory bodies, together with the National Health Department, have denounced the ongoing looting and violence, especially acts targeting healthcare facilities...

Three arrest for inciting looting and public violence

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Three suspected instigators of last week’s violent business lootings that claimed the lives of over 200 people are expected to appear in West Rand...

President Ramaphosa: Attempted insurrection failed to gain popular support

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the violence experienced in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng - characterised by looting, property destruction and loss of life -...

Over a million rounds of ammunition looted from Durban container

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More than 1.5 million rounds of ammunition have apparently been stolen during looting in Durban. News24 reported that sources in law enforcement said the ammunition...

Ramaphosa says he won’t allow ‘anarchy and mayhem’ as unrest ebbs

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President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday the government would not allow "anarchy and mayhem" to prevail in South Africa after violence this week which...

Residents lock down suburbs in Durban as chaos unfolds

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KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is arguably enduring the worst looting in the province’s history, with key port and trucking operations coming to an almost complete standstill. Protests...

King Misuzulu calls for end to violence and looting

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Appealing for peace and calm, incoming amaZulu King Misuzulu Zulu KaZwelithini, has instructed his subjects to withdraw from participating in the wanton destruction of...

Explainer: Why violence is engulfing South Africa

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Days of riots and looting in South Africa have left more than 70 people dead, hurt thousands of businesses and damaged major infrastructure in...

Residents count cost as South Africa looting starts to die down

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South Africans counted the cost of an orgy of arson and looting that has destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed at least 70 people...

Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a...

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...

25 000 more soldiers requested to quell unrest

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said that the South African government is looking to deploy 25 000 members of the South African National Defence...

IPID unable to investigate cases in protest areas in KZN, Gauteng

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The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has expressed concern at the ongoing business lootings and public violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The attacks, which have...

UN condemns violence and looting in SA

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The United Nations (UN) in South Africa has condemned the wave of violence and looting sweeping parts of the country, and says it supports...

Opinion: Worst of SA’s unrest still to come

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The looting spree that appeared to have surprised the rest of law abiding South Africans and the Security Sector, especially the Intelligence Agencies and...

2 500 soldiers not enough to curb unrest and looting

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The Monday 12 July announcement that 2 500 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers would be deployed to assist police in quelling looting...

Social media violence instigators warned amidst unrest and looting

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The South African government has issued a stern warning to those inciting violence and disregard of the law with inflammatory messages on social media. This...

KZN, Gauteng public violence will be stemmed, says President Ramaphosa

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As chaotic scenes played out in pockets of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, leaving many businesses gutted and looted by protesters, President Cyril Ramaphosa said it...

Looting, violence spreads in South Africa as grievances boil over

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Protesters clashed with police in several areas of South Africa and looters ransacked shopping malls on Tuesday as frustrations over poverty and inequality boiled...

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