The Restaurant Association of South Africa has called for the curfew hours to be lifted, citing that they can’t operate effectively with curfew restrictions standing in the way. Read further for more.

Over three thousand people were arrested during the looting unrest which took place in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces in the past weeks. The Department of Correctional Services has said that prisons are now overcrowded. 

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UDM leader Bantu Holomisa and SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi met with warring taxi associations in Cape Town this weekend about the ongoing taxi violence. Holomisa gave an update on the proceeding of their intervention.

A group of protestors gathered outside Verulam Magistrate Court in Durban singing struggle songs. They carried posters written 'no bail for Phoenix murder suspects', as the suspects appeared in court on Monday.

A group of people took to the streets and marched in Sea Point in Cape Town to protest against the Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday. They say they want their constitutional right to freedom of association respected.

 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced measures that are set to address the recovery of businesses which were looted in the past few weeks. The issue of the unemployment relief fund is also set to continue. 

Golden Arrow Bus Service has announced that it will deploy more buses to assist commuters who have been affected by the ongoing taxi strike. This follows the closure of certain routes by the Western Cape Transport MEC following a deadlock in negotiations between rival taxi groups on Friday last week.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the ban on the sale of alcohol has been lifted. Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday following consultations with the National Coronavirus Command Council.

 

Last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the move to alert level 3 of lockdown with new regulations in place. This comes after the country was placed on alert level 4 lockdown rules on 28 June 2021 due to rising infections under third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has condemned the recent criminal activity in the Phoenix area of KwaZulu-Natal after 20 people were murdered during a criminal rampage. 

 

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The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has announced that it will close down the B97 taxi route between Mbekweni/Paarl and Bellville. This follows failed negotiations between two rival taxi associations involved in a deadly conflict over the route. 

More than 20 people lost their lives in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, after confrontations broke out between Phoenix residents and those they suspected to be looters. Continue to read for more.

The restaurant sector says they are on a knife-edge and are waiting to see whether lockdown restrictions, on several fronts, will be eased.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in partnership with the South African Defence Force (SANDF) are conducting stop and search operations in parts of the country where looting of businesses took place. Read further for more.

Negotiations between Western Cape rival taxi associations CATA and Codeta have failed to reach an agreement this week. This is despite multiple engagements between both associations, the Western Cape government and national transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

 

 

 

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