UNREST: JULY 2021

UIF promises relief for workers affected by July riots

Until 15 December, employees at businesses that have not reopened can receive R3,500 per month

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30 August 2021

Phoenix “vigilante killings”: dozens march to police station demanding judicial inquiry

“I saw so much hate in people’s eyes as they beat me up”

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16 August 2021

Small businesses in Gauteng may never open again after July riots

Shopkeepers say they are unlikely to be able to access relief funds

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12 August 2021

No major setbacks for social grant payments in areas hit by riots

SASSA says many buildings it used were damaged and electronic equipment looted

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10 August 2021

EFF march in Phoenix: stones thrown and insults hurled at residents

Law enforcement and march marshals were quick to contain the situation

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6 August 2021

Volunteers are fixing looted Soweto markets

“It was scary to see this area go from busy to what felt like a ghost town overnight”

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5 August 2021

July riots caused more than R100 million in damage to schools in KZN and Gauteng

Education department says this worsened its backlog on repairing over a thousand schools vandalised during lockdown

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4 August 2021

KZN family says police assaulted them and took goods that were not looted

Two family members and the pet dog shot with rubber bullets

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4 August 2021

Unrest July 2021: Grim details of deaths in Phoenix

Bheki Cele gives account of what sparked the violence according to police

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3 August 2021

How Africans and Indians are trying to bring peace to Phoenix

As KZN mops up after unrest, communities try to unite

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2 August 2021

Children go hungry after soup kitchen closed by July unrest

About 100 children were getting their Sunday meal at a kitchen run by people with disabilities

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2 August 2021

Operation Show Your Receipt: “They came in and took our mealie meal and oil”

Activists question legality of confiscating food from poor households

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29 July 2021

Gauteng informal traders feel the aftermath of July unrest

“We are not making money and our fridges at home are empty. We can’t carry on like this,” says Kwa Mai Mai Market food seller

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26 July 2021

This school for children with special needs was stripped bare by looters. Now the learners won’t even get meals

Golden Steps school in KwaZulu-Natal will not be able to re-open after the break

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21 July 2021

Community comes to the aid of Durban fire victims

“Some of us have been affected by the riots and looting but we continue to assist and help the community regardless of race or religion because we are all human beings,” says Muslim organisation

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20 July 2021

People queueing for six hours to buy essential goods in KZN and Gauteng

“Law-abiding citizens are now facing the consequences of other people’s actions”

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16 July 2021