Friday, October 23News That Matters | Clicks protests continue in Pretoria

  • EFF contributors were abet on the Clicks retailer in Menlyn Mall, Pretoria, to train on Tuesday.
  • The motion comes after an commercial that used to be offensive to dark girls’s hair, went viral and sparked standard outrage. 
  • Clicks used to be granted an interdict in opposition to the EFF train motion.

Because the EFF vowed to carry Clicks shops closed for the the rest of the week, protests at branches in Tshwane entered into its 2nd day on Tuesday.

The Clicks in Menlyn Mall used to be aloof closed as a minute community of EFF contributors manned the entrance, singing fight songs and dancing as deepest security guards monitored the pronounce.

Data24 visited two various Clicks shops in Pretoria which have been aloof closed, but there used to be no signal of EFF contributors at both retailer.

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Data24 reported on Monday that EFF contributors congregated outdoor the retailer in the Pretoria mall to make determined that it stayed closed.

Identical protests at Clicks shops at some stage in the nation erupted on Monday following a name to motion by EFF chief Julius Malema.

The resolution to motion to train and shut shops down, adopted an advert that went viral on Friday depicting photography of white girls’s hair, which used to be labelled as “beautiful, typical and flat”, whereas photography of dark girls’s hair were called “dry and broken”.

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EFF contributors protesting outdoor of a Clicks retailer in Menlyn mall, Pretoria.

The advert used to be labelled inherently racist and sparked outrage.

On Monday evening, Clicks said the protests affected 425 Clicks shops at some stage in South Africa.

According to the retailer, 51 shops were closed in the Western Cape, 92 in KwaZulu-Natal and the Jap Cape, and 302 in Gauteng and in various locations.  

It used to be additional reported that no longer much less than two shops were petrol bombed and trashed.

Court docket interdict

While the protests endured at shops on Tuesday, the Gauteng High Court docket in Johannesburg granted Clicks an interdict in opposition to the EFF, Data24 reported.

According to the interdict, the EFF or its supporters can also no longer intimidate and threaten workers of Clicks working at its outlets or any of its operations; intimidate and threaten Clicks’ prospects visiting its outlets, or incite violence in opposition to the common commercial operations of Clicks.


Presently after the e-newsletter of the advert and the next backlash, Clicks apologised.

The retailer said it had suspended two of us.

Clicks, EFF, protest

A Clicks retailer in Woodlands mall, Pretoria that used to be closed following EFF protests.

Clicks Community CEO Vikesh Ramsunder apologised in an initiate letter and said the emotive responses had been mirrored by workers and management teams.

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An unheard of board assembly used to be held on the weekend and it used to be determined that its have and third celebration promotional utter material would be audited and there would be pressing diversity coaching.

“As a firm, we cannot alternate what came about, but we’re discovering out from this,” he wrote.

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