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20220620 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

June 20

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 20 JUN 2022
• ZWELITSHA – 20 JUN 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by the members affiliated with the South African School Assistants’ Union (SASAU) today, 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.
• BETHELSDORP – 20 JUN 2022 (13H00) Protest reported on Kleinskool Road. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 20 JUN 2022
• WELKOM – 20 JUN 2022 (17H50) Free State Police have launched a search operation for suspects involved in kidnappings in Welkom. Free State Police Spokesperson, Stephen Thakeng, stated that a 40-year-old business owner of a supermarket at Tugela circle, St Helena in Welkom, was allegedly approached by four unknown armed men. The business owner managed to flee. In a separate incident, suspects entered the same supermarket and kidnapped two men related to the business owner. Police are investigating a case of kidnapping, business robbery and hijacking.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 20 JUN 2022
• GERMISTION – 20 JUN 2022 (09H10) Protest reported on Barbara Road in the vicinity of Sasol filling station. The demonstrators are burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.
• JOHANNESBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (11H30) Protest expected by the members affiliated with the South African National Civic Organization (SANCO) on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, at the Basic Education Department and the Office of the Premier. SANCO members are expected to protest over allegations that scholar transport drivers from other provinces have been granted tenders to operate in Gauteng, leaving operators in the province unemployed. The demonstrators are expected to deliver a memorandum at Premier David Makhura’s office and proceed to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Panyaza Lesuif’s office. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 20 JUN 2022 (13H40) The official handover ceremony of the State Capture Report has been postponed. A new date for the handover will be announced soon. This follows after President Cyril Ramaphosa received the 5th final instalment of the State Capture Report electronically on Sunday, 19 June 2022. An official handover ceremony led by State Capture Commission Chairperson Chief Justice Raymond Zondo was scheduled to occur at the Union Buildings in Pretoria today, 20 June 2022. Thereafter, President Ramaphosa was expected to present a program of action on the implementation of recommendations in Parliament.
• SANDTON – 20 JUN 2022 (14H10) Eskom announced the implementation of loadshedding today, 20 June, until Thursday, 23 June 2022, between 17H00 and 22H00. This is due to the continued shortage of generation capacity. Eskom currently has 5,232 MegaWatts (MW) on planned maintenance, while another 14,202 MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 20 JUN 2022 (14H30) Members of the All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa (ATDF ASA) have threatened to continue disrupting the country’s economic routes until their demands are met. This follows after a meeting held between Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi and the ATDF ASA management. The ATDF ASA stated that no solutions had been provided during the meeting. The ATDF ASA barricaded several routes to protest against the employment of foreign truck operators last week. The forum is demanding that local drivers be given priority over foreign nationals for work opportunities.
• SOWETO – 20 JUN 2022 (14H30) UPDATE Police have dispersed the demonstrators. The roads are open to traffic. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (11H00) Demonstrations reported on Koma Street and Bolani Road. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (07H20) Road closure reported on Chris Hani Road between Maponya Mall and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Soweto campus due to ongoing protest. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (05H40) Rea Vaya Bus services has announced that all operations have been suspended due to protests in Soweto. (05H20) Protest reported on Chris Hani Road between the Maponye Mall and the University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus in Klipspruit, Soweto. Community members have barricaded the roadway with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrators are expected to close all main entrances to Soweto throughout today, 20 June 2022, to protest against persistent electricity supply disruption in Soweto. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Authorities are on the scene.
• JOHANNESBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (15H45) Peaceful protest reported outside the Constitutional Court of South Africa in Braamfontein. Elderly members of the Khulumani Support Group and the Galela Campaign have been sleeping outside the court, demanding reparations for human rights violations endured under the apartheid state. The organisations are considering legal action should the matter remain unresolved. The demonstrators stated that the R1.7 billion compensation fund is not being paid to victims of apartheid violations as intended. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 20 JUN 2022 (15H00) UPDATE The IMC and the road freight industry have agreed on eleven interventions to address the All Truck Drivers Forum, and Allied South Africa (ATDF ASA) protests on national routes. The eleven interventions include the appointment of the task team, enforcement of visa requirements and the review of the cross-border road transport legislation. (08H30) The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula and Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, are expected to hold a media brief with the freight and trucking industry today, 20 June 2022, from 12H00 at the Department of Transport Offices. This follows engagements held on Sunday, 19 June 2022, regarding the ongoing protests.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 20 JUN 2022
• LOUWSBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (06H20) Protest reported on the R69 between Louwsburg and Coronation. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with stoned and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• KWANDENGEZI – 20 JUN 2022 (07H00) Protest reported on the Mr518 route in KwaNdengezi. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• DURBAN – 20 JUN 2022 (12H40) The African National Congress (ANC) in the province is expected to hold a media brief on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, from 11H00 at the ANC Provincial offices. The media brief is expected to be held to outline the outcomes of the recent Provincial Executive Committee and provide an update on preparations for the upcoming Provincial elective conference, scheduled to take place in July 2022.
• CATO RIDGE – 20 JUN 2022 (15H20) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed at the Eskom offices on the R103 in Cato Ridge. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Residents from KaXimba and surrounding areas outside Pietermaritzburg have been protesting. This follows after the local substation’s transformer blew due to overloading. Eskom requested audits to root out non-payers and illegal connections before they replace the transformer. However, the community refused and set alight Eskom infrastructure. (09H30) Demonstrations reported in the vicinity of the Eskom offices. The demonstrators are protesting due to power outages. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (08H40) Protest reported on the R103 near Cato Ridge. 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.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 20 JUN 2022
• POLOKWANE/PIETERSBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (08H15) The ActionSA Leader, Herman Mashaba, is expected to convene a media briefing to announce the party’s Provincial Chairperson today, 20 June 2022. This follows the party’s visit to the province on Friday, 17 June 2022, to increase their support leading to the announcement of the provincial chairperson.
• POLOKWANE/PIETERSBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (12H20) Protest reported in Seshego Zone 5. Residents are protesting against the demolition of their structures in the area. The residents are demanding a meeting with the Polokwane Municipality. Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse residents to demolish all remaining structures. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
• MARKEN – 20 JUN 2022 (12H50) UPDATE Police have fired rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse demonstrations. The road has been closed for traffic flow. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (10H20) Protest reported on the intersection of the D192 Road and R518 near Marken. Residents of Bakenburg are protesting to demand a formal update on the rehabilitation of D192 Road. The D192 Road was allocated a budget of R40 million in March 2020. However, there has been no contractor to begin work on the road. The demonstrators have obstructed the road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 20 JUN 2022
• GRASKOP – 20 JUN 2022 (07H40) Protest reported on Main Street/R533 and R532. Community members are protesting regarding children that were allegedly abducted and assaulted by a local traditional healer. The demonstrators have barricaded the roads with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 20 JUN 2022
• SONOP – 20 JUN 2022 (06H30) Protest reported in Sonop. The demonstrators have barricaded the road towards Eagle Granite Mine with burning tyres and debris. Previous demonstrations have been related to poor service delivery and demands for employment opportunities. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• RUSTENBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (14H00) UPDATE Demonstrators are protesting at the Impala Platinum Mine. Over 4,000 workers are participating in the industrial strike. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police and security officers are on the scene. (09H20) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) today, 20 June 2022, at the Impala Platinum Mine. NUMSA members employed by Reagetswe Mining Group, Triple M Mining and Newrak mining, who are contracted to provide services to Implats, are expected to protest to demand salary increases. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 20 JUN 2022
• KATHU – 20 JUN 2022 (11H50) The Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education, Zolile Monakali, is expected to deliver the Department of Education 2022/23 Budget Vote to the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, at the Gamagara Town Hall from 10H00.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 20 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 20 JUN 2022 (10H00) Electricity disruptions are expected in several areas of Cape Town from today, 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.
• CAPE TOWN – 20 JUN 2022 (16H15) The official handover ceremony of the 5th final instalment of the State Capture Report is scheduled to occur at the Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, 22 June 2022. The report was expected to be handed to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 20 June 2022, at the Union Buildings. However, the State Capture Commission stated that there were challenges in processing parts 5 and 6 of its report.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 20 JUN 2022
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the City of Johannesburg Mayor’s Office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, 21 June 2022.
• DURBAN: The African National Congress (ANC) in the province is expected to hold a media brief on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, from 11H00 at the ANC Provincial offices.
• KATHU: The Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education, Zolile Monakali, is expected to deliver the Department of Education 2022/23 Budget Vote to the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, at the Gamagara Town Hall from 10H00.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the members affiliated with the South African National Civic Organization (SANCO) on Tuesday, 21 June 2022, at the Basic Education Department and the Office of the Premier.
• 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.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Headquarters on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, from 10H00 until 14H00 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
• CAPE TOWN: The official handover ceremony of the 5th final instalment of the State Capture Report is scheduled to occur at the Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, 22 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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