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03 Aug 2020 | 10:35 AM UTC

South Africa: Protesters block roads in Hout Bay on August 3

South Africa News Alert

Protesters block roads in Hout Bay (Cape Town) on August 3; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Cape Town


Protesters in Hout Bay, Cape Town, have blocked several main roads in the area on Monday, August 3. Authorities have closed the main roads between Victoria Road and Disa River Road due to the protests. It is currently unclear what the cause of the protest is, however, recent protests in Hout Bay and greater Cape Town have been over impoverished communities that have tried to occupy vacant and communal land in the area.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of any protest.


Individuals in Cape Town are advised to monitor developments, avoid all gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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