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July Troubles: One Year Later

July Troubles: One Year Later

A year after the July 2021 unrest rocked South Africa, Eyewitness News looks back on its coverage of the riots and looting that unfolded in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal.

Members of SANDF and SAPS interview suspected looters in Alexandra on July 13, 2021. Photo: @GovernmentZA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – One year after the July 2021 unrest that rocked South Africa, Eyewitness News digs looks back on its coverage of the riots and looting that unfolded in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal.

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• SAHRC expected to conclude public hearings into July 2021 unrest

• Concerns raised as chemicals from burnt-out Durban factory threaten health and wildlife
• Vandalism, looting of schools in Gauteng, KZN had devastating effect – Motshekga
• Gauteng lost around R3.5 billion and 14,500 jobs due to riots – Makhura
• Riots, robberies and those hardest hit: ’14 years of everything burnt to ashes’

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• Police budget cuts are root cause of slow response to KZN and Gauteng riots – MPs
• Minister of Police Cele – I never received a looting warning
• Ngizwe Mchunu surrenders to police for alleged incitement to violence
• Kodwa: We had information about a domestic instability plot before the arrest of Zuma
• Volunteers offer services as clean-up operations begin after riots, looting
• ‘No grievance, no political cause can justify violence’: Ramaphosa on the riots
• GALLERY: Water cannons, rubber bullets and arrests: Riots hit Hillbrow



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