Civil society groups have called for marches to take place on Wednesday, August 1, in at least 17 cities nationwide. The marches are intended to bring attention to gender-based violence at the beginning of Women's Month. Demonstrators will also deliver a list of 24 demands to the government to fight gender-based violence. A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of any gatherings. Additional information on protest routes in each city can be found on the march organizers' website.
Individuals throughout South Africa are advised to monitor developments to the situation, plan alternative routes, avoid all demonstrations and protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.