As a partial US government shutdown neared the three-week mark, Democrats were set to test Republicans’ resolve in backing President Donald Trump’s drive.
Residents of Freedom Park in Soweto Johannesburg have threatened a shutdown if more is not done to deal with the on-going crime in the area.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) says it’s planning to stage a two day total shut down in March 2019.
A shutdown is looming in Zimbabwe as labour unions vow to go ahead with planned protest action against the new government tax, and price increases.
Metro Police in Johannesburg are monitoring the situation in Hillbrow after hundreds of protestors took to the streets earlier Saturday, burning tyres and blocking streets.