Gauteng hit by road blockades

There are a number of blockades taking place across Johannesburg and Pretoria on Tuesday morning.

It is not yet clear if the protests are linked to calls by opposition parties calling for members of the public to bring the country to a standstill.

Roads have been blocked in large parts of Soweto and many roads in townships in Pretoria have also been closed off.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD)’s Edna Mamonyane says her metro is particularly affected.

She says JMPD officers are clearing the rubble from the roads.

For Mamonyane’s full interview on affected roads, click here.

JOHANNESBURG:

  • In Protea Glen (on the N12, R559 as well as R558), in Dobsonville (on Main Road and Elias Motsoaledi) in Diepkloof (on the Soweto Highway, Immink and Chris Hani), in as well as in Jabulani (on Koma Road and Legwale) there is protest action – reports of Rea Vaya, Metrobus and Putco Buses not running
  • In Southgate on Rifle Range
  • In the Honeydew – Zandspruit are on Beyers Naude
  • In Everton on the Golden Highway
  • In Braamfontein on Bertha Street as well as Jorissen
  • In Booysens on Booysens Road (Rocks and burning tyres)
  • In Rossetenville several roads have been blocked with rocks and burning tyres
  • In Kagiso on Themba Drive
  • In Etwatwa (Benoni)
  • In Tembisa around Straight-line and main line

PRETORIA:

  • There is protest action in Mamelodi, Atteridgeville, Soshanguve as well as in Olivenhoutbosch (affecting the R55)

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Protests in Ga-Rankuwa over bins and waste removal charges

Protests in Ga-Rankuwa over bins and waste removal charges

City of Tshwane MEC for agriculture and environment Micheal Mkhari talks about the protests in Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria.

Sisulu showing consistency with Hanekom defence - analyst

Sisulu showing consistency with Hanekom defence - analyst

Political analyst Karima Brown says ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu has been consistent in raising the flag.

COMMENT: Some ANC women looked away in Manana case

COMMENT: Some ANC women looked away in Manana case

702 host Xolani Gwala has criticised some ANC women who have simply turned a blind eye.

Rhino owner supports auction, calls for open market

Rhino owner supports auction, calls for open market

A rhino owner, who has lost seven animals, has come out in support of a court ruling allowing the auction of horn.

Grace Mugabe immunity: SA between ‘rock & hard place’

Grace Mugabe immunity: SA between ‘rock & hard place’

Professor Christopher Landsberg has praised the International Relations and Cooperation Minister for her 'honest approach'.

#UniteBehind gets ready to march against President Jacob Zuma

#UniteBehind gets ready to march against President Jacob Zuma

The march will start in Keizergracht Street in Cape Town at 3pm on Monday and then proceed to Parliament.

Popular articles
Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

10 sexting tips on how to keep things spicy (and safe)

10 sexting tips on how to keep things spicy (and safe)

Interested in sexting but worried about the risks? Dr Eve has created a guideline to help you 'sext' in a fun and responsible way.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Gospel singer Sipho Makhabane explains how Sfiso Ncwane died

Gospel singer Sipho Makhabane explains how Sfiso Ncwane died

Makhabane says Ncwane was feeling weak yesterday and his wife phoned paramedics to check on him.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?