Are for a second African independence step: Common people start to claim their rights to live in dignity! As Cape Town braces itself for a protest march today, political analyst Dr Lubna Nadvi says protests seem to have become the norm in South Africa. Durban has seen a number of planned and unplanned protests recently such as the Durban Metro Police protest last week! and the on-and-off student boycotts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

As Cape Town braces itself for a protest march today, political analyst Dr Lubna Nadvi says protests seem to have become the norm in South Africa.

 

Durban has seen a number of planned and unplanned protests recently such as the Durban Metro Police protest last week and the on-and-off student boycotts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

This weekend scores of soccer fans hurled vuvuzelas and food at security guards at a local match between Orlando Pirates and Supersport United. Dr Nadvi says while protests have become a tool of communication to raise pertinent issues, other means of communication should be utilised first.

 

“I think we do resort to protest very quickly without necessarily looking at all the other options available to us. This seems to have become a common way of expressing oneself through the toyi-toying and singing and dancing which is so integral to South African life, it seems to have become the way to behave in any situation,” says Nadvi.

 

A strong police contingent has meanwhile assembled at Salt River Station near the Cape Town CBD ahead of an ANC Youth League march expected to get underway shortly. The Youth League says participants will be ferried by buses, trains and taxi’s to the station. The marchers are expected to embark on a 5km walk to the city centre where they will hand over a memorandum to Western Cape government officials about poor service delivery by the city and the provincial government.

 

A strong police contingent has meanwhile assembled at Salt River Station near the Cape Town CBD ahead of an ANC Youth League march.

 

Police and traffic officials are taking no chances with many having kept a close watch on the N2 highway stretch between Khayelitsha and the airport area since the early hours of this morning. Many more police are stationed at the train station in Salt River.

The Youth League says it expects about 10 000 to take part in the procession. It says it will be a peaceful protest with marchers having been warned to behave themselves.

The Youth League’s mother body, the ANC and its alliance partner, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Students Congress are supporting the march. Taxi organisations, Codeta and Cata are also expected to participate.

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/359b72004c7fbc60b9d1bf7dedd74c7c/Protests-a-norm-in-SA:-Analyst-20122708

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