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20220613 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

June 13

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 13 JUN 2022
• JEFFREYS BAY – 13 JUN 2022 (07H30) The Kouga Municipality has announced that it will start implementing water-shedding in Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp and the Greater St Francis Area from today, 13 June 2022, from 10H00 until 16H00. Kouga Municipality stated that the water-shedding is due to the Churchill dam, which has reached critical levels. The Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, stated that the municipality is expected to continue with the water-shedding to conserve and increase the water supply to the region.
• MTHATHA – 13 JUN 2022 (14H50) Police officers from the Elliot Police Station are expected to appear at the Mthatha Specialised Crimes Court today, 13 June 2022. The two officers were tasked with the collection of bail monies, traffic and admission of guilt fines from the Community Service Centre to deliver to the Elliot Magistrates Court. The officers allegedly never delivered the money and used it for personal gain. The officers were arrested after the Hawks investigated irregularities with bail monies.
• GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH – 13 JUN 2022 (18H15) The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) is calling out the Department of Health in the Eastern Cape for its failure to comply with the arbitration award in favour of DENOSA. The arbitration award ordered the Department to pay out rural allowance to enrolled nurses and nursing assistants.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 13 JUN 2022
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 13 JUN 2022 (00H30) The African National Congress (ANC) Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) has confirmed that they received the court papers filed by three of its members. The three members alleged that the IPC, led by Mxolisi Dukwana and their own regional convener in Mangaung, are in breach of the ANC’s constitution. This follows due to the members not holding their annual branch meetings, electing new leadership and renewing their mandates. The ANC in the province is set to prepare their replying affidavits.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 13 JUN 2022
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 13 JUN 2022 (00H20) The Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Department has established a task team to investigate the air quality in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West and the Free State. This follows after local residents lodged complaints regarding a stench in the various areas. The task force will establish a long-term programme to improve the management of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide emission sources. Furthermore, the team will investigate the origins of sulphurous odour. The task force is set to provide updates as investigations continue.
• ROODEPOORT – 13 JUN 2022 (03H20) The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) have signed a three-year wage agreement with Sibanye Stillwater. This follows after the unions embarked on a strike from 08 March 2022. Sibanye had locked out the employees from its gold operations since the strike action commenced. The companies agreed on a wage agreement on 03 June 2022. However, the parties did not sign the agreement due to ongoing negotiations. The strike action called by NUM and AMCU is expected to end following the signing of the wage agreement on 08 March 2022. Additionally, the Sibanye gold operations are set to resume.
• MELVILLE – 13 JUN 2022 (08H45) Road closure reported on Main Road (M5) in Melville, Johannesburg, due to an active crime scene incident. Reports indicate that unidentified suspects attempted to rob a courier van. However, security personnel repelled the robbery and engaged in an exchange of fire with the suspects. Emergency services and Police are on the scene. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.
• VEREENIGING – 13 JUN 2022 (08H50) Police have arrested two suspects on charges of kidnapping. Reports indicate that the two suspects allegedly kidnapped two Egyptian student pilots on Saturday, 14 May 2022, in Primrose, Germiston. The suspects demanded ransom money for the release of the students. The Anti-Kidnapping Task Team apprehended the suspects during the drop-off of the ransom money on Friday, 10 June 2022, and the students were released in the Maraisburg area, near the N1. The suspects are expected to appear at the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court today, 13 June 2022.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 13 JUN 2022 (09H05) Protest expected by members affiliated with the Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) on Saturday, 18 June 2022, at the Union Building from 10H00. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Burgers Park on the corner of Andries and Jacob Mare Street and proceed to the Union Buildings. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand no closure of Mine and Power Stations and against unemployment, retrenchments, and high fuel prices. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 13 JUN 2022 (09H30) Protest expected by members affiliated with the South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) on Friday, 17 June 2022, at the National Department of Health. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand payment for overtime, training to deal with disasters and safe working conditions. The demonstrators are expected to hand over a memorandum of demands to the Department. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TEMBISA – 13 JUN 2022 (12H45) Protest reported outside the Tembisa Magistrates’ Court. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members are protesting to demand the court to deny bail to a suspect in the murder case of EFF member Mashudu Mathiba. The demonstrators have obstructed the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• JOHANNESBURG – 13 JUN 2022 (15H50) Former Mkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) Spokesperson Carl Niehaus has laid charges of money laundering, kidnapping and corruption against President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Rosebank Police Station today, 13 June 2022. The charges relate to the theft of foreign currency from the President’s Phala Phala farm in Limpopo. This follows after former Head of the State Security Agency Arthur Fraser laid a criminal complaint against Ramaphosa, accusing him of kidnapping, bribery, money laundering and concealing a crime related to the alleged theft of $4-million.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 13 JUN 2022 (17H45) Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced plans to introduce new regulations for freight transport in South Africa. Road freight transport has grown 48% over the last decade. Heavy goods vehicles include 34% of all traffic on the country’s N3 highway. Mbalula stated that further regulation of this industry is necessary as these trucks are responsible for excessive noise, accidents, pollution and damage to infrastructure. The Minister stated that the Department plans a regulatory overhaul of the current rules around this sector and the establishment of a new road agency specifically aimed at regulating road freight. The Government also plans to introduce further labour regulations in the sector, requiring that operators register their workers and prioritising South African employees.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 13 JUN 2022
• PINETOWN – 13 JUN 2022 (01H00) A Police officer is expected to appear before the Pinetown Magistrates Court on Monday, 13 June 2022. The officer is set to appear before the court over perjury and defeating the ends of justice charges. This follows after he made a false statement regarding his lost service weapon. The officer reported that three suspects assaulted him and confiscated his service pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition on 08 June 2022 at the Mariannhill Police station. The Mariannhill Police station arrested the officer on 10 June 2022 due to a lack of information in the officer’s story.
• DURBAN – 13 JUN 2022 (06H50) Protest expected by members affiliated with the Congress of the South African Trade Union (COSATU) on Friday, 17 June 2022. The demonstrators are expected to protest against fuel prices, high cost of living, unemployment and poor wages. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the demonstration.
• WESTVILLE – 13 JUN 2022 (08H00) Protest reported on Varsity Drive in the vicinity of the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) Westville campus. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• DURBAN – 13 JUN 2022 (11H20) The African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) is expected to meet today, 13 June 2022, at the ANC provincial offices to discuss its readiness ahead of the provincial elective conference expected to take place on Friday, 15 July 2022, until Sunday, 17 July 2022.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 13 JUN 2022
• BURGERSFORT – 13 JUN 2022 (06H40) Protest expected by the members of the Sekhukhune Combined Mining Affected Communities (SCMAC) today, 13 June 2022, at the Twickenham Mine at Hackney Shaft from 08H00. The demonstrators are expected to march to the mine to demand responses from the mine following demands for the mine to reopen. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• MOTETEMA – 13 JUN 2022 (07H50) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Tuesday, 14 June 2022, at the Hlogotlou Police Station from 10H00. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand the arrest of suspects linked to the case of Gift Malope. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSWATAGO – 13 JUN 2022 (09H50) UPDATE Demonstrations reported near Mphegolle Secondary School. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. (09H00) Protest reported in Phetwana in the vicinity of Arabie Dam. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 13 JUN 2022
• BETHAL – 13 JUN 2022 (00H40) Two Fidelity employees are expected to appear before the Bethal Magistrate’s Court on a charge of business robbery on Monday, 13 June 2022. This follows after the two suspects entered Majuba King Petroleum on 11 June 2022 at 19H00. During the incident, the suspects assaulted an employee on duty and instructed the employee to open the safe. The suspects confiscated an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene. The suspects had been arrested by the South African Police Department (SAPS) following an intelligence-driven search operation.
• EMALAHLENI/ WITBANK – 13 JUN 2022 (14H30) Eskom confirmed that a fire broke out in Unit 2 at Duvha Power Station. The fire has been contained. Eskom is currently investigating the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage. The power station is offline. No injuries to personnel were reported. (14H10) Emergency teams and hazmat units responded to an oil spillage at the Duvha Power Station at 09H00. The oil spillage has been caused by a pipe burst. Duvha Power Station remain operational. However, the situation can change. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
• LYDENBURG – 13 JUN 2022 (18H10) UPDATE Demonstrators are protesting on the R37 near the Frischgewaagd turn-off. The demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are throwing stones at passing vehicles. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene. (15H10) Demonstrators are protesting due to a pedestrian the has been hit by a vehicle this morning, 13 June 2022. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. (11H25) Protest reported on the R37 towards Burgersfort. The demonstrators have obstructed the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 13 JUN 2022
• RUSTENBURG – 13 JUN 2022 (12H10) UPDATE Demonstrations report in the vicinity of Thembelani Shaft. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched. (06H00) Protest expected at Sibanye K6 Shaft from today, 13 June 2022, until Friday, 17 June 2022, from 04H00. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Ramochana Fly Squared and march to Sibanye K6 Shaft. Residents from Greater Boitekong will be protesting to demand employment, socioeconomics and business opportunities. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Police will be deployed to the scene.
• POTCHEFSTROOM – 13 JUN 2022 (15H20) Residents of Ikageng, outside of Potchefstroom, want the North West Department of Education to halt the opening of a new school until it can provide housing for the 190 families who have relocated for the school project. The residents have constructed informal housing on privately owned land with no basic necessities. The residents have threatened to invade and turn the newly constructed school into their new homes. The Local Councillor is expected to engage with the JB Marks Mayor to find a solution.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 13 JUN 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 13 JUN 2022 (06H05) Premier Zamani Saul has appointed the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for the Department of Health, Maruping Lekwene, as the Acting Premier for the duration of Premier Saul’s outbound mission. Zamani Saul is currently leading a Provincial delegation in Frankfurt in Germany from Saturday, 11 June 2022, until 16 June 2022. The delegation includes the MEC for Education, Zolile Monakali, the MEC for Treasury, Economic Development and Tourism, Abraham Vosloo, and senior officials from Provincial Government. The visit to Germany is to strengthen ties with the private sector and technology partners for investment in green hydrogen to enable entry into local and possible foreign markets for hydrogen and green ammonia.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 13 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 13 JUN 2022 (12H00) The Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Energy, Beverley van Reenen, has announced that the City of Cape Town has set aside R40 million to curb the vandalism of critical energy infrastructure sites. MMC Beverley van Reenen stated the R40 million injection will focus on securing critical infrastructure in all communities, boosting security patrols in hotspot areas and permanent security deployments to strategic energy infrastructure.
• STELLENBOSCH – 13 JUN 2022 (12H50) Flooding reported on the R44 in the vicinity of Mooiberge Farmstall between Stellenbosch and Somerset West due to heavy rains. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Emergency services have been dispatched.
• MALMESBURY – 13 JUN 2022 (13H40) Arson reported in the Westbank area in Malmesbury. Gang members allegedly set a house alight. The Fire Department and Police are on the scene. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 13 JUN 2022
• KURUMAN: The Ga- Segonyana Local Municipality announced a scheduled electricity interruption on Tuesday, 14 June 2022, from 08H00 until 17H00.
• MOTETEMA: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Tuesday, 14 June 2022, at the Hlogotlou Police Station from 10H00.
• CAPE TOWN: The Parliament is expected to debate the reduction of fuel prices on Wednesday, 15 June 2022.
• THOHOYANDOU: The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF), Commander in Chief (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to deliver a keynote address at the Youth Day commemoration on Thursday, 16 June 2022, from 11H00 at the Makwarela Stadium
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the members of the Forgotten Nation on Thursday, 16 June 2022, at the Hector Peterson Memorial from 10H00.
• DURBAN: Protest expected by members affiliated with the Congress of the South African Trade Union (COSATU) on Friday, 17 June 2022.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected by members affiliated with the South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) on Friday, 17 June 2022, at the National Department of Health.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected by members affiliated with the Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) on Saturday, 18 June 2022, at the Union Building from 10H00.
• KATHU: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, at the Kumba Iron Ore Mine from 11H00.
• JOHANNESBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to convene a Health Committee meeting on 23 June 2022.
• SOWETO: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to hold an EFF Freedom Charter Day Rally on Sunday, 26 June 2022, at the Walter Sisulu Square from 11H00.
• BLOEMFONTEIN: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to celebrate its 9th Anniversary on Saturday, 31 July 2022, at the Dr Molemela Stadium from 11H00. The EFF Commander in Chief (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to address the EFF members during the celebration.

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