Greater Tubatse burns
At least two community members are shot with rubber bullets, reportedly by a member of security from Chromax mine. Chromax denies this. The Economic Freedom Fighters releases a press statement claiming they were shot with live ammunition.
Residents of Bothashoek blockade the road to Burgersfort with burning tyres and throw stones at passing cars, demanding electricity.
Violent protests take place in Ga-Mampuru, Phasha and Tukakgomo – roads are blockaded and five trucks set alight. Communities say the mines broke an earlier agreement to employ local people. The violence comes to an end after a new deal is reached between the mines and local communities.
A bus is set alight in Malekane. Police deploy Nyalas and fire rubber bullets to disperse protesters.
Residents and mine workers agree to suspend violent protests after the mines promise to employ 500 local people within three months and reinstate strikers who missed work.
At least 47 residents of Mecklenburg are arrested for public violence and arson after shops and taverns are looted. Residents accuse the owner of being linked to the murder of a young woman.
Four trucks, a bus and several cars are set alight near Ga-Mampuru. Mine workers are prevented from entering mines. The community is unhappy that government failed to deliver on promises to build a tarred road.
Police fire rubber bullets at protesters outside Anglo’s Twickenham mine.
One protester is shot and killed at Bokoni mine in Atok, near Burgersfort.