A municipal watchdog body says there’s been a steady rise in major service delivery protests nationwide.
Municipal IQ’s so-called "hotspot monitor" shows there have been 134 violent demonstrations between January and August.
Most of the protests were recorded in Gauteng.
Muncipal IQ’s Karen Heese says this figure will probably increase even further.
"At the moment we see Gauteng as the biggest protests province. Although, what’s unusual we see the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal coming in quite tightly in second.
"And then the fourth one which features quite prominently during winter is the Western Cape."