SAHRC labels Soweto spaza shop directive xenophobic

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By Kaya 959 News The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it is shocked and disappointed with a video calling to ban foreign nationals from opening new spaza shops in Soweto. The commission says it’s worried that owing to the video, people may take the law into their hands. A video was published recently… Continue reading SAHRC labels Soweto spaza shop directive xenophobic

Gauteng businesses affected by unrest urged to apply for recovery

Store looted in Johannesburg/ Twitter (@anothandobee)

By Kaya 959 News Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal businesses ravaged by the unrest last month have been urged to apply for financial support. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) announced that the economic recovery support interventions are now open. Minister Ebrahim Patel announced the economic rebuilding package two weeks ago. “The R3.75 billion… Continue reading Gauteng businesses affected by unrest urged to apply for recovery

Parliament approves probe into police action during SA unrest

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By Kaya 959 News Parliament has approved an inquiry into claims that police and local law enforcement agencies failed to act during last month’s unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. What started as pro-Jacob Zuma protests quickly disintegrated into chaos in both provinces with crowds of people looting and destroying shops and shopping centres. Looters also… Continue reading Parliament approves probe into police action during SA unrest

Expert panel appointed to probe unrest response

Minister of Police Bheki Cele visited Durban to assess the damage caused by looters/GCIS

By Kaya 959 News An expert panel has been set up to look at ways of strengthening the country’s security services following last month’s unrest. Scores of people went on the rampage in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal following the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma. What started out as #FreeJacobZuma protests turned violent with… Continue reading Expert panel appointed to probe unrest response

Black business struggles to recover from unrest

Store looted in Johannesburg/ Twitter (@anothandobee)

By Kaya 959 News The South African Property Owners Association estimated that the week of deadly riots, arson and violent unrest could cost the country about R50 billion in lost output, while 150 000 jobs have been placed at risk. A recent report published by the Institute for Economic Justice estimates that only R207 billion… Continue reading Black business struggles to recover from unrest

FNB deploys mobile ATMs to Gauteng and KZN

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By Kaya 959 News Mobile ATMs will be deployed to several areas in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, affected by the unrest that played out in those provinces two weeks ago. FNB announced that the deployment will start in Dalton, Harding, Jozini and Richmond in KZN before being rolled out to Vosloorus, Sebokeng, Diepkloof and Orange Farm… Continue reading FNB deploys mobile ATMs to Gauteng and KZN

FNB deploys mobile ATMs to Gauteng and KZN

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By Kaya 959 News Mobile ATMs will be deployed to several areas in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, affected by the unrest that played out in those provinces two weeks ago. FNB announced that the deployment will start in Dalton, Harding, Jozini and Richmond in KZN before being rolled out to Vosloorus, Sebokeng, Diepkloof and Orange Farm… Continue reading FNB deploys mobile ATMs to Gauteng and KZN

Gauteng unrest: Black business communities on the mend

Store looted in Johannesburg/ Twitter (@anothandobee)

By Kaya 959 News The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes that black business communities are slowly picking up the pieces following the recent unrest in parts of the country. Two weeks ago, parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were rocked by riots and shops, malls and warehouses destroyed when #FreeJacobZuma protests turned… Continue reading Gauteng unrest: Black business communities on the mend

Retailer deploys trucks to Gauteng townships affected by the unrest

Shoprite Usave eKasi trucks/ Shoprite

By Kaya 959 News National retailer, Shoprite, has stepped in to help residents affected by the looting in Soweto and Ratanda two weeks ago. Shoprite has deployed two of its Usave eKasi trucks to assist the communities so they can shop for essential items, this after the local mall was looted and subsequently destroyed during… Continue reading Retailer deploys trucks to Gauteng townships affected by the unrest

SABRIC warns against dye-stained bank notes

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By Kaya 959 News The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has reported an increase in the attempted circulation of dye-stained notes in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, following the destruction of multiple ATMs. SABRIC CEO, Nischal Mewalall, said ATMs are an essential part of the country‚Äôs economic infrastructure, providing vital services to our communities. He said… Continue reading SABRIC warns against dye-stained bank notes

Gender Commission unhappy with inhumane treatment of looters

Store looted in Johannesburg/ Twitter (@anothandobee)

By Kaya 959 News The Commission for Gender Equality is calling for an investigation into the inhumane treatment of looters. Thousands of people have been arrested following looting and riots in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago. The Commission said it condemns any form of looting that ultimately will have a negative impact on the… Continue reading Gender Commission unhappy with inhumane treatment of looters

SA unrest: Bruce Nimmerhoudt charged with terrorism

Patriotic Alliance leader Bruce Nimmerhoudt / NPA

By Kaya 959 News One of the men accused of instigating the unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago has shifted the blame. Bruce Nimmerhoudt is accused of sending a voice note, allegedly inciting violence, however, the leader of the Patriotic Alliance in the West Rand, told the court that he received the voice… Continue reading SA unrest: Bruce Nimmerhoudt charged with terrorism