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20220629 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

June 29

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 29 JUN 2022
• MOUNT FLETCHER – 29 JUN 2022 (06H10) The Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Makhotso Sotyu, is expected to hand over forestry plantations to the Batlokoa Traditional Council and the Makhoba Traditional Council in Mount Fletcher on Thursday, 30 June 2022, from 09H00. The handover is part of the commitment made by Deputy Minister Sotyu during the Budget Speech presentation in Parliament that the Department would be transferring plantations to communities in the province and Limpopo. The transfer will be done through Community Forestry Agreements to communities in line with the National Forests Act. The handover will also include developing a Post-settlement Support Plan that will guide these communities and offer support once the plantations are transferred.
• GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH – 29 JUN 2022 (06H45) Protest reported on Cape Road in the vicinity of Algoa Steel. 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.
• MOTHERWELL – 29 JUN 2022 (08H20) Protest reported on Addo Road in the vicinity of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Depot. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrations are due to poor service delivery Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 29 JUN 2022
• ZASTRON – 28 JUN 2022 (23H15) AfriForum’s District Coordinator for Bloemfontein, Christo Groenewald, has requested the public to assist in providing water to the community. Groenewald requested that members with boreholes assist in providing the community with clean and drinkable water. This follows as the Zastron community have been without water for approximately three weeks. Reports indicate that the water has been disrupted due to a damaged water pump in the area. The Municipality has not yet provided a response to the petitions filed by AfriForum.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 29 JUN 2022
• JOHANNESBURG – 28 JUN 2022 (19H15) Protest reported on Tramway Street and Sheffield Street in Kenilworth. The demonstrators are barricading the roads with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
• CENTURION – 28 JUN 2022 (19H25) UPDATE Roads that will be affected by the AASA protest on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, include Lanchen Avenue, John Vorster Drive, N1, Samrand Road, New Road, Ackerboom Street and Blackberry Street. Tshwane Metropolitan Police officers will be deployed to monitor the march and all affected streets. Motorists are advised to avoid affected streets. (13H00) Protest expected on Wednesday, 29 June, from 08H00 at the Automobile Association of South Africa (AASA). The demonstrators are expected to gather on the corner of John Vorster Drive and Lenchen Avenue and march to the AASA offices. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand sustainable and fair work distribution and allow all small, medium and large towing companies onto the AASA and Hollard panels. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 28 JUN 2022 (19H30) Protest reported on Van Der Hoff Road between Hornsnek Road and Bremer Road in the Hercules area. Community members are protesting about land and housing-related matters. Demonstrators are barricading the road and throwing stones at vehicles and Police officers. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene. The situation remains volatile.
• SANDTON – 28 JUN 2022 (20H30) Eskom announced that it has reached an agreement with unions, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), regarding the industrial strike. This follows after a meeting between the utility and union leadership on Tuesday, 28 June 2022. Eskom has agreed in principle to a way forward with labour unions during wage discussions at the Central Bargaining Forum on Friday, 01 July 2022. NUMSA and NUM urged members to return to work immediately. This comes as Eskom announced stage 6 loadshedding due to continued obstruction of access to Eskom stations since last week, which left maintenance work undone and multiple units unavailable to the power system, amounting to a shortfall of some 6,000 megawatts (MW). The demonstrators intimidated employees that arrived for work at eight power stations, preventing up to 90% of staff from attending to their duties. Eskom stated that even if the workforce is operational on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, the maintenance backlog will take some time to clear.
• ROODEPOORT – 28 JUN 2022 (22H40) City Power Johannesburg has announced a power outage in the Tshepisong area. The outage has followed due to a faulty fuse. City power noted that repairs had been halted due to an ongoing protest action in the area. Members are expected to be protesting due to poor service delivery. City power will deploy technicians after the protest action. Further updates will be provided as received.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 29 JUN 2022 (05H00) Protest expected by National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on 30 June 2022. The members will gather at the High Commission of the Kingdom of eSwatini from 10H00. The members will then march to gather at the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe by 12H00. Furthermore, the NEHAWU members will be demonstrating in solidarity with Swaziland and Zimbabwe nationals. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
• SOWETO – 29 JUN 2022 (06H20) Protest reported on Elias Motswaledi Road in Dobsonville. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Rea Vaya Bus Services have been affected by the protests. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• MIDRAND – 29 JUN 2022 (09H20) UPDATE Demonstrations reported on the N1 between Samrand Avenue and New Road. The South African Towing Repair Transformation Board members are demonstrating in a motorcade. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene. (06H00) Protest expected by the members of the South African Towing Repair Transformation Board today, 29 June 2022, at the Automobile Association of South Africa (AASA). The demonstrators are expected to gather on the corner of John Vorster Drive and Lenchen Avenue from 08H00 and march to the AASA offices. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand sustainable and fair work distribution and allow all small, medium and large towing companies onto the AASA and Hollard panels. The demonstrators are expected to disperse from 11H00. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area. Roads that will be affected by the protest include Lanchen Avenue, John Vorster Drive, N1 Southbound, Samrand Road, New Road, Ackerboom Street and Blackberry Street. Tshwane Metropolitan Police officers will be deployed to monitor the march and all affected streets. Motorists are advised to avoid affected streets.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 29 JUN 2022
• TONGAAT – 28 JUN 2022 (20H45) Protest reported on R102 in the Burbreeze area. Community members are protesting due to poor service delivery related to the lack of electricity supply. The demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 29 JUN 2022
• POLOKWANE/PIETERSBURG – 29 JUN 2022 (01H30) An initiation school in the Mopani District Municipality has been shut down. Additionally, the traditional caregivers and surgeons operating at the school have been suspended. This follows after the death of a minor on Monday, 27 June 2022. The minor had been admitted to the school with his guardians’ consent on 21 June 2022. Both parents and the school have contravened Section 12 of the Limpopo Initiation Schools Act 2016. The act states that no person under 12 is allowed to be admitted to the initiation school. The South African Police Services (SAPS) have launched search operations to investigate the incident.
• GROBLERSDAL – 29 JUN 2022 (09H40) The Groblersdal Magistrate Court is expected to hear the bail application of Corrier Pretorius today, 29 June 2022. Corrier Pretorius has been charged with assault and intent to do grievous bodily harm. A Heightened Police visibility has been reported outside the court.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 29 JUN 2022
• PHOLA – 29 JUN 2022 (07H00) Protest reported on the R538 towards Dayizenza Plaza. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Previous demonstrations have been related to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• WITBANK/ EMALAHLENI – 29 JUN 2022 (07H30) Protest reported on the R547. The demonstrators have blocked roads in and out of Clewer with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery related to power outages. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 29 JUN 2022
• BRITS – 29 JUN 2022 (09H00) The Madibeng Local Municipality Executive Mayor, Douglas Maimane, has vowed to meet with the City of Tshwane Executive Mayor, Randall Williams, to discuss ways to repay its R20 million water debt. This follows after residents blocked streets with burning tyres and debris in Kgabalatsane on Tuesday, 28 June 2022, due to water outages. Maimane stated that residents are expected to be given feedback after a week.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 29 JUN 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 28 JUN 2022 (22H00) Sol Plaatje Municipality Spokesperson Thoko Riet has announced expected water outages from today, 28 June 2022. The water will be disrupted between 20H00 and 05H00 the following day. This follows due to the decreased water levels in the Newton Reservoir. Furthermore, the water levels are decreasing as loadshedding is causing the Reservoirs’ high lift pumps to trip. The disruptions will follow until the water levels of the Reservoir has increased.
• UPINGTON – 28 JUN 2022 (23H00) Maureen Catherine Basson has been elected as the ZF Mgcawu district Mayor. Basson has been appointed to a permanent position following a special council meeting held on 23 June 2022. This follows after the resignation of former Mayor and Kai !Garib African National Congress (ANC) Regional Deputy Chairperson Marius Louw. Louw is expected to have resigned after the Hawks arrested Louw and three others in Upington on charges of fraud on 17 June 2022. The accused allegedly purchased two vehicles through the submission of fraudulent documents to WesBank. The members purchased a Golf VII for R975,207 and a Ford Ranger valued at R709,130 had been purchased between 2017 and 2018.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 29 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 28 JUN 2022 (23H40) UPDATE City spokesperson Eckhardt Winks confirmed that the light aircraft belongs to a local aviation school. During the incident, the Pilot and student had been injured and transferred to a hospital for medical examinations. The aircraft crashed due to an engine failure. Reports indicate that locals in the area had robbed both members of their personal belongings. Additionally, the locals looted the plane. Fire and Rescue services dispatched two motor pumps and a rescue vehicle to the scene. Police have transferred the case to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for investigation. (19H00) Aircraft accident reported in an open field along Luzuko Drive in the Philippi area. Emergency services have been dispatched to the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
• CAPE TOWN – 29 JUN 2022 (08H30) Protest expected by the South African Towing Repair Transformation Board today, 29 June 2022. The demonstrators are expected to gather on Hanover Street in the vicinity of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) campus from 09H00. The demonstrators expected to demonstrate in a motorcade towards Bellville. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand sustainable and fair work distribution and allow all small, medium and large towing companies onto the AASA and Hollard panels. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 29 JUN 2022
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA: Protest expected by National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on 30 June 2022. The members will gather at the High Commission of the Kingdom of eSwatini from 10H00.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected by Operation Dudula on Saturday, 02 July 2022 from 10H00 at Church Square in Sunnyside.
• JOHANNESBURG: The Church Unity Commission is expected to commemorate the eSwatini massacre at Constitution Hill on 02 July 2022 from 10H00.
• BLOEMFONTEIN: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to celebrate its 9th Anniversary on Saturday, 30 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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