23 August 2021

Unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng - Parliament's response

In the second week of July 2021, the country experienced unprecedented levels of unrest and destruction of public and private property. These acts of violence started in KwaZulu–Natal and spread to parts of Gauteng. More than 300 people died.

The ripple-effect has been enormous with infrastructure destroyed, supply chains disrupted, food security threatened, racial tensions inflamed and the country’s reputation and investment taking a knock.

It is against this background that Parliament had to respond and it did so on many fronts. Several Committees convened meetings to receive updates on the situation and how government plans to respond to this. In addition, many undertook oversight visits to assess the extent of the looting and its impact. The Legislature also established enquiries and scheduled debates to get a better understanding what happened, why it happened and what lessons can be learned.


1. Access Committee Meetings


2. Access Oversight Visits


3. Access Parliamentary Inquiries


4. Access Parliamentary Debates



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