This submission is made by Media Monitoring Africa (“MMA”) to the South African Human Rights Commission (“SAHRC”) in response to the invitation for submissions from those who have information that can assist in the National Investigative Hearing into the July 2021 unrest, which affected especially the provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (“Investigation”). We welcome the efforts of the SAHRC to better understand the context within which the July unrest occurred, the factors that escalated the unrest, and the impact of the unrest.