Today's Big Stories

#TshwaneUnrest: 19 buses torched in Mamelodi

Autopax bus company has confirmed that at least 19 of its buses were torched overnight during violent protests in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria.

Protests have spread across Tshwane, as tensions over ANC mayoral candidate selections for the country's capital continue.

Autopax acting CEO Bongani Kupe estimates that the damage amounts to nearly R28 million.

For us, these are our tools of trade. We love these buses, we're passionate about them... Providing transport runs through our blood... We are presently mourning.

Bongani Kupe, acting CEO of Autopax

Autopax transports almost 500 000 commuters on its fleet daily and the service has been suspended until further notice.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

WATCH: PROTESTS TURN INTO LOOTING IN MAMELODI

WATCH: BUSINESSES & BUSES BURN AS MABOPANE LOOTERS RUN RAMPANT

CapeTalk 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 CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk 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.

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

Read More
Mahlobo: Violence planned in advance #TshwaneUnrest

Mahlobo: Violence planned in advance #TshwaneUnrest

Minister Mahlobo said gangs and opposition parties are using the chaos of the #TshwaneUnrest to their advantage.

How #TshwaneUnrest (and elections) may impact on South Africa’s fragile economy

How #TshwaneUnrest (and elections) may impact on South Africa’s fragile economy

Bruce Whitfield interviews political economists from Wits and the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection.

ANC factionalism and succession battles fuel #TshwaneUnrest

ANC factionalism and succession battles fuel #TshwaneUnrest

Political factions and poor management of succession in ANC structures are at the center of the #TshwaneUnrest.

No footage of violent  #TshwaneUnrest in SABC news coverage

No footage of violent #TshwaneUnrest in SABC news coverage

Lobby group Media Monitoring Africa says SABC journos were banned from filing violent footage that was recorded in Atteridgeville.

Political instigators behind #TshwaneUnrest, says ANC's Zizi Kodwa

Political instigators behind #TshwaneUnrest, says ANC's Zizi Kodwa

Zizi Kodwa says violence in Pretoria caused by imposter ANC members, while political analyst says factionalism tearing ANC apart.

Protesters vow to continue with #TshwaneUnrest until Didiza steps down

Protesters vow to continue with #TshwaneUnrest until Didiza steps down

Some Atteridgeville residents are upset that outgoing mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa was not made the ANC's Tshwane mayoral candidate.

'There is no split,' says Tshwane ANC deputy chair Mapiti Matsena

'There is no split,' says Tshwane ANC deputy chair Mapiti Matsena

Political divisions within ANC's Tshwane structures are suspected to be behind violent protests in Mamelodi and Atteridgeville.

Mokonyane: Structure in the Tshwane ANC is divided

Mokonyane: Structure in the Tshwane ANC is divided

Nomvula Mokonyane said no ANC member who understands the guidelines would resort to violent protests as seen in Atteridgeville.

Ramokgopa distances himself from political rifts

Ramokgopa distances himself from political rifts

Tshwane Mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, has distanced himself from the rumours of political divisions that have resulted in unrest.

#TshwaneUnrest: Chaos, fire and protests

#TshwaneUnrest: Chaos, fire and protests

Buses were torched and streets were blocked with rubble and burning tyres in Tshwane over the announce of Thoko Didiza as mayoral candidate.

Popular articles
Holomisa: ANC mistaken, it did not win secret ballot ruling

Holomisa: ANC mistaken, it did not win secret ballot ruling

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says that Baleka Mbete's arrogance and blind loyalty to the ANC and Zuma has put them in this mess.

Concourt makes it impossible for Mbete not to adopt secret ballot - analyst

Concourt makes it impossible for Mbete not to adopt secret ballot - analyst

Professor Somadoda Fikeni says Speaker will have to provide a superior argument not to approve the voting through secret ballot.

5 facts about the new SA number plates being implemented this year

5 facts about the new SA number plates being implemented this year

No official date has been set for the roll out of SA's new number plate legislation, but here's what you need to know so long.

In case you hadn't noticed, Cape Town feels freezing cold (and here's why)

In case you hadn't noticed, Cape Town feels freezing cold (and here's why)

Capetonians are pulling out hot water bottles and mittens as a cold front is predicted to make landfall on Thursday morning.

CAPS is killing teachers passion - caller

CAPS is killing teachers passion - caller

CapeTalk caller says Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) is not good for South Africa's education system.