Johannesburg Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says 2 565 of the 31 000 pupils who had not been registered with schools have been placed, leaving 28 435 of them still without a place. Explaining the long queue of parents at the department, Lesufi said another 4 500 applications had flooded the department since Friday.
Swedish clothing giant H&M's stores in South Africa remain temporarily closed after the doors were shut in response to unrest over an ad that provoked racism accusations. South African police used rubber bullets to clear protesters on Saturday after trouble broke out at an H&M store in Boksburg.
Riot police have fired rubber bullets at protesters as they vandalized a string of H&M's stores in South Africa and ordered the Swedish brand to stop trading. Mannequins and rails of clothes were sent flying and trampled on by activists as they stormed shops across Johannesburg and demanded the retailer shuts its doors or face “indefinite” action.
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