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JOHANNESBURG, June 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — As the killing of George Floyd sparked protests worldwide, South Africans joined calls on Tuesday for action against police brutality following the deaths of at least 10 Black people at the hands of law enforcement under a coronavirus lockdown.Where are the protests in South Africa taking place?
The most striking protest action comes from Olivenhoutsbosch near Pretoria. Residents took to looting and burning stores according to some sources on the ground. There are unconfirmed reports that the violence has a xenophobic element to it – something that is yet to be verified by the authorities.Why are there riots in South Africa 2021?
2021 South African unrest From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Riots and protests took place in South Africa from 9 to 17 July 2021, in response to the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma. The riots triggered wider rioting and looting, fuelled by job layoffs and economic inequality and worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.Are rising protests a warning sign for SA's Government?
Rising protests are a warning sign for South Africa’s government . 2020-08-06. Protests in South Africa, like the economic fallout of the COVID-19 lockdown, are here to stay. The pandemic has exposed socio-economic weaknesses resulting from poor policy implementation and a fundamental failure of political leadership.