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20220617 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

June 17

20220617 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 17 JUN 2022
• TSOLO – 17 JUN 2022 (08H30) Protest reported on the N2 between Mthatha and Qumbu towards the Tsolo intersection. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. 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.
• ZWELITSHA – 17 JUN 2022 (09H40) Protest expected by the members affiliated with the South African School Assistants’ Union (SASAU) on Monday, 20 June 2022, from 10H00 at the office of the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Zwelitsha Primary School and march to the MEC’s office. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand proper principal induction, the reinstatement of assistants dismissed unfairly based on age, payment of full and outstanding stipends and the re-appointment of all eligible assistants from Phase two. Motorists are advised to avoid the area during the protest. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 17 JUN 2022
• BETHLEHEM – 17 JUN 2022 (13H50) UPDATE A heightened Police presence is reported at the Bethlehem Town Hall. Two factions of the ANC are protesting. A group of demonstrators, that are protesting illegally, are preventing the other group of demonstrators from delivering their memorandum of demands. The other group is protesting legally. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (12H30) Protest reported on Muller Street. Members affiliated with the African National Congress (ANC) are protesting against the suspension of the ANC regional conference. The demonstrators have blockaded the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 17 JUN 2022
• SOWETO – 17 JUN 2022 (09H00) Protest reported on Chris Hani Road/ M68 between Protea Gardens Mall and Chiawelo. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. 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.
• LENASIA – 17 JUN 2022 (12H40) Protest reported on Nirvana Drive. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with stones and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 17 JUN 2022 (13H00) UPDATE Advocate Ngake, responsible for public health council negotiations in the Department of Health, has received the memorandum of demands from the members of the SEAPU. (12H00) The demonstrators are protesting outside the main gate of the Military hospital. The demonstrators are expected to hand over a memorandum of demands. (11H40) SAEPU members are demonstrating in the vicinity of the Military Hospital ahead of the march to the National Department of Health. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. (06H05) Protest expected by members affiliated with the South African Emergency Personnel’s Union (SAEPU) today, 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.
• JOHANNESBURG – 17 JUN 2022 (15H15) UPDATE Police and private security have moved the North West demonstrators in front of the building where Mabe is expected to address them. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (14H20) Protest reported at the Chief Albert Luthuli House. Members of the African National Congress (ANC) in North West are barricading the entrance to the building, preventing other ANC members and journalists from leaving. ANC members and Military Veterans held a media briefing today, 17 June 2022. ANC National Spokesperson Pule Mabe has arrived at the scene to address the demonstrators. Security personnel are on the scene. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
• CARLETONVILLE – 17 JUN 2022 (17H30) Protest reported on Station Road between Welverdiend and Carletonville. Community members are protesting due to power outages in the area. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 17 JUN 2022
• NONGOMA – 17 JUN 2022 (10H10) Protest expected by members affiliated with the Congress of the South African Trade Union (COSATU) today, 17 June 2022, at Kwamlogo Hill. The demonstrators are expected to gather at the R66/ King Dinizulu Highway from 09H00 and protest in a motorcade to the N2 Kwamlogo. The demonstrators are expected to hand over a memorandum of demands. 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 area.
• DURBAN – 17 JUN 2022 (14H50) UPDATE COSATU General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali is addressing demonstrators outside the Premier’s offices. Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Member of Executive Council (MEC) Peggy Nkonyeni will receive the memorandum of demands on behalf of the KwaZulu-Natal Government. (14H10) COSATU members are on a motorcade on West Street in the Central Business District. The demonstrators are heading to the Marine Building to hand over their memorandum of demands. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (11H30) COSATU members are marching on Grey Street and Prince Edward Street. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene. (10H25) COSATU members have started gathering outside Curries Fountain stadium ahead of the demonstration. A Heightened police visibility has been reported ahead of the motorcade. (05H44) Protest expected by members affiliated with the Congress of the South African Trade Union (COSATU) today, 17 June 2022, at the Marine Building. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Curries Fountain from 09H00 and protest in a motorcade to the Marine Building. The demonstrators are expected to hand over a memorandum of demands. 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 area.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 17 JUN 2022
• MAKGENG – 17 JUN 2022 (13H30) UPDATE The R71 in the vicinity of Steven Lumber Mill has been reopened to traffic. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. (07H00) Protest reported on the R71 in the vicinity of Steven Lumber Mill. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Previous demonstrations have been related to poor service delivery and demands for job opportunities. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• GROBLERSDAL – 17 JUN 2022 (16H00) UPDATE The Groblersdal Magistrate Court has postponed the assault case to 24 June 2022 for a formal bail hearing. (13H45) Demonstrators are protesting at the Groblersdal Vleismark on Noord Street. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. The situation is volatile. (11H50) Demonstrations reported outside the Magistrate Court. The demonstrators demand justice for Kopano Makweng, who Corrie Grobler has assaulted. (06H10) Protest expected at the Groblersdal Magistrate Court on Friday, 17 June 2022. A suspect is expected to appear in court on charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and the unlawful pointing of a firearm. This follows after the suspect assaulted a 16-year-old male victim at the Groblersdal Mall on Wednesday, 15 June 2022. Demonstrators are expected to protest against racism. Motorists are advised to avoid the area during the court appearance. Police will be deployed to the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 17 JUN 2022
• MKHUHLU – 17 JUN 2022 (08H50) The African National Congress (ANC) in the Ehlanzeni region is expected to hold its Youth Month Commemoration on Saturday, 18 June 2022, at the Mkhuhlu Stadium from 10H00. The ANC National Executive Council (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC) member, Ronald Lamola, is expected to deliver a keynote address during the commemoration.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 17 JUN 2022
• LICHTENBURG – 17 JUN 2022 (15H50) The Mayor and Speaker of the Ditsobotla Local Municipality in the Ngaka Modiri Molema district have been removed with motions of no confidence. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have tabled a motion of no confidence against Speaker Mpho Lekaba, and the motion was supported, while Mayor Mercy Mokgothu was removed in a unanimous motion by the Council. The Council has elected Lebogang Thebeyage as the new Mayor, and Kgosi Phakedi as the new Speaker. This follows after community protests in Lichtenburg due to poor service delivery at the Municipality building.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 17 JUN 2022
• UPINGTON – 17 JUN 2022 (07H25) The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a high alert on severe wildfire expected over the Upington, Augrabies Falls, and Groblershoop. The Fire Danger Index (FDI) conditions are recorded at above 75 and may develop and spread rapidly, resulting in damage to property and possible loss of human or animal life. Members of the public are advised to remain cautious. Emergency rescue operations are on high alert for possible disruptions in the areas.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 17 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 17 JUN 2022 (17H50) Electricity disruptions are expected in several areas of Cape Town on Monday, 20 June, until Thursday, 23 June 2022, between 08H00 and 20H00. The areas that will be affected include Wynberg, Constantia, Montevideo, Kensington, Nyanga, Goodwood, Kraaifontein, Newlands, and Montana. The City will continue with its routine electrical infrastructure maintenance programme.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 17 JUN 2022
• 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.
• ZWELITSHA: Protest expected by the members affiliated with the South African School Assistants’ Union (SASAU) on Monday, 20 June 2022, from 10H00 at the office of the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education.
• CAPE TOWN: Electricity disruptions are expected in several areas of Cape Town on Monday, 20 June, until Thursday, 23 June 2022, between 08H00 and 20H00.
• ASHBURTON: Road closure expected on the N3 bi-directional between Umlaas Road and Lynnfield Park in Ashburton between 09H00 and 15H00 on Tuesday, 21 June 2022.
• 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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