Expected National Shutdown: 24 August 2022

Gauteng National Shutdown assembly point Tshwane – Burgers Park in Van Der Walt Street.

KwaZulu-Natal National Shutdown assembly point

Durban – King Dinuzulu Park

Limpopo National Shutdown assembly pointPolokwane – SABC Park

Mpumalanga National Shutdown assembly point

Witbank – Broadway with the march heading to Eskom Park.

North West National Shutdown assembly points

Klerksdorp – Medical centre

Rustenburg – Taxi rank

Mahikeng – Montshiwa Stadium

Western Cape National Shutdown assembly point

Cape Town – Prasa Metro Rail


Previously, it was reported that a National Shutdown planned for Wednesday 24 August has just been given a major boost. Cosatu, one of the largest trade union organisations in South Africa, have agreed to go on strike alongside the original planners of SAFTU. It has huge implications for the demonstrations.

Cosatu notified NEDLAC of its intention to join the industrial action earlier this month. Around one million members of each trade union will take to the streets just nine days from now, with demonstrations promised in every province of South Africa.

The protests will be largely aimed at high fuel prices, the rising costs of living, and rampant criminality in every corner of the country. Cosatu and SAFTU are on the same page for this one, with the former planning to host a press conference to confirm the details of their own strike action.