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South Africa

South Africa: Possible new wave of protests put country on high alert

    23 August 2021
    • Social media posts incite new protests in a call for national shutdown
    • Instigators are said to be targeting national infrastructure, malls and businesses
    • Law enforcement agencies announce they are on high alert, security forces deployed
    • Rumours of national shutdown emerge after a week of violent unrest last month