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04 Nov 2020 | 11:26 AM UTC

South Africa: Service delivery protests ongoing in Soweto (Johannesburg) November 4

South Africa News Alert

Service delivery protests ongoing in El Dorado Park area of Soweto (Johannesburg) on November 4; localized transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Johannesburg, Soweto

Event

Service delivery protests are ongoing in the El Dorado Park area of Soweto, Johannesburg, as of Wednesday afternoon (local time), November 4. Protesters have blocked the N12 highway with burning debris, prompting disruptions between Klipspruit Valley and the Golden Highway.

Disruptions to transport are expected to continue in the area over the coming hours. Further protests are likely in the near term and are likely to be accompanied by a heightened security presence and disruptions to transport.

Advice

Those in Johannesburg are advised to avoid the El Dorado Park area in the immediate term and seek alternative routes where necessary. Travelers should monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.

 

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