20°C / 22°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 20°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 20°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 19°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 19°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 19°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 31°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 31°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 31°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 32°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 11°C

JSE given 7 days to respond to Gauteng Shutdown demands

It was a small turnout there with fewer than 20 people outside the JSE, demanding a stake in the country's economy.

Representatives and coordinators of Gauteng Shutdown marched outside the JSE, delivering a memorandum of demands to its officials. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) now has seven days to consider a letter submitted by southern Johannesburg communities demanding inclusion in the economy.

About 20 protesters representing residents staged a picket outside the stock exchange earlier on Tuesday, calling on listed companies to create jobs for the marginalised.

The picket is part of the so-called Gauteng Shutdown campaign which aims to force the government to pay attention to communities in the south.

It was a small turnout there with fewer than 20 people outside the JSE, demanding a stake in the country's economy.

One of the organisers Anthony Williams says community members will also take part in their campaign planned for later this week dubbed “Blood Friday”.

“It’s massive, bigger than we thought… the support from people who want to hide their identity who are very key and strategic people in the country, we’ve got a lot of those including academics and business people.”

Williams says residents will march from Westbury to the legislature to raise their grievances with Premier David Makhura in downtown Johannesburg on Friday.

LISTEN: ‘It seems like South Africa doesn’t care about coloured people at all’

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus