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20220630 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

June 30

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 30 JUN 2022
• MOUNT FLETCHER – 30 JUN 2022 (06H05) 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 today, 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 – 30 JUN 2022 (13H45) Protest reported on Mission Road in Greenbushes. 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.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 30 JUN 2022
• WELKOM – 30 JUN 2022 (11H00) Protest reported on Mothusi Road in the vicinity of the Central University of Technology (CUT). Students are protesting to demand that exams be written online and that their allowances be paid. The demonstrators have blockaded the entrance of the campus. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 30 JUN 2022 (16H40) UPDATE The Police have arrested five students during a protest at the Central University of Technology (CUT) campus in Bloemfontein today, 30 June 2022. The students threw security guards and Police with stones and bottles. It is alleged the other group of students ran into King Edward Street and disrupted traffic by placing rocks in the road. The Police have opened a case of public violence and contravening a court order. The students are expected to appear in court on Monday, 04 July 2022. (10H50) Students have blockaded the entrance of the campus to disrupt students writing exams on campus. The students also demand the exams be moved online. Police are on the scene. (09H50) Protest reported on President Brand Street in the vicinity of the Central University of Technology. Students are protesting due to unpaid allowances. 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 – GAUTENG – 30 JUN 2022
• WESTONARIA – 30 JUN 2022 (03H20) Protest expected by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) today, 30 June 2022. The members are expected to gather from 15H30 at Old Vereeniging Road. Furthermore, the members will march to the South Deep mines. The members will be marching to hand over their Memorandum of Demands. The members are demanding organisational rights at the mines. This follows as NUMSA represents approximately 800 of the 2,200 employees. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes during the demonstrations.
• MIDRAND – 30 JUN 2022 (04H10) Member of Parliament (MP) Fortune Charumbira has been elected as the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) President. This follows the PAP elections held on Wednesday, 29 June 2022. Charumbira had been elected after receiving 161 votes. President Charumbira will chair elections to appoint a PAP Vice President to complete the bureau.
• CENTURION – 30 JUN 2022 (06H30) The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, is expected to meet with the Board of the South African National Roads Agency SOS Limited (SANRAL) today, 30 June 2022, from 10H00 at the SANRAL Central Operations Centre. SANRAL is expected to provide an update on progress made on re-advertising SANRAL tenders amounting to R17.473 billion.
• RANDBURG – 30 JUN 2022 (08H10) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Commander in Chief (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to appear at the Randburg Magistrates Court on Friday, 01 July 2022. The court is expected to hear the matter of the policeman who denied the President entry into the final resting place of struggle stalwart, our mother, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in 2018.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 30 JUN 2022 (08H30) UPDATE President Cyril Ramaphosa has departed for Gaborone in Botswana for a working visit where he is attending the 7th Southern African Customs Union Summit of Heads of State & Government. (06H40) President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to undertake a working visit to the Republic of Botswana to attend the 7th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Gaborone. The Summit is expected to take place today, 30 June 2022, at the Gaborone International Convention. The Summit is expected to be attended by Heads of State and Government and representatives of the SACU Member States. The 7th Summit is expected to consider the progress made on the implementation of the refocused Work Programme, whose priorities include industrialisation through the development of regional value chains, investment attraction and export promotion, Regional Financing Mechanism, Trade Facilitation and Logistics and Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
• SANDTON – 30 JUN 2022 (14H00) Eskom announced the implementation of stage 6 loadshedding from 14H00 until 00H00 today, 30 June 2022. Stage 4 will be implemented from 00H00 until 05H00 on Friday, 01 July 2022. Stage 6 will be implemented from 05H00 until 00H00 on Friday. A minimum of stage 4 will be implemented over the weekend. This is due to the unlawful strike by Eskom employees that has caused disruptions at power stations.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 30 JUN 2022 (15H40) UPDATE NEHAWU members held a peaceful protest at the High Commission of the Kingdom of eSwatini and the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The demonstrators have dispersed. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. The demonstrators condemned the growing violent and unjustified arrests of Trade Unionists by the Government of Zimbabwe. (06H00) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) today, 30 June 2022. The members are expected to protest at the High Commission of the Kingdom of eSwatini from 10H0 and proceed to protest at the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 12H00. NEHAWU members are expected to protest in solidarity with Swaziland and Zimbabwe nationals. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 30 JUN 2022 (15H50) UPDATE Road closure reported on Theo Slabbert Avenue, Market Street at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa and SaveMor on Van Der Hoff Avenue. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (14H20) Protest reported on Van Der Hoff Avenue at Impala Truck City in the Hercules area. The demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres. Community members are protesting due to service delivery-related matters. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police and security services are monitoring the situation.
• SOWETO – 30 JUN 2022 (17H50) Protest reported at the substation in Orlando West, Soweto. The demonstrators are barricading the roads. Eskom has suspended services until the area is deemed safe. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
• SOWETO – 30 JUN 2022 (17H50) Protest reported on Chris Hani Road/ M68 in Chiawelo, Soweto. The demonstrators are barricading the roads with burning tyres and debris. Community members are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
• KRUGERSDORP – 30 JUN 2022 (18H00) UPDATE Community members have been without electricity supply since Sunday, 26 June 2022, due to a cable that has been stolen. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. The situation remains volatile. (16H20) Protest reported on the R28 at West Village heading towards Randfontein. The demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are n the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 30 JUN 2022
• DURBAN – 30 JUN 2022 (08H50) The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has partnered with a community development organisation, Rhiza Babuyile, to provide funds of R2 million in relief aid for displaced families who were affected by the April and May 2022 floods in the province. The IDC stated that 2,500 people are expected to benefit from relief efforts over the next four months, with efforts focused on Umlazi, Inanda, Durban and surrounding areas. The support will include providing food, medical care and blankets. Rhiza Babuyile will oversee the distribution of rescue packs, including food and blankets, and deploy nurses and community healthcare workers to provide primary medical care to affected communities.
• DURBAN – 30 JUN 2022 (13H50) Peaceful protest reported on the N2 heading towards Queen Nandi Drive in Durban. A convoy of DSW truck operators is on a go slow. The demonstrators are protesting due to a labour dispute. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. A heavy traffic delay has been reported.
• DURBAN – 30 JUN 2022 (14H15) Shooting reported on Matlock Grove near Sydenham Heights. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
• DURBAN – 30 JUN 2022 (14H20) Road closure reported on the N2 from Galleria to Prospecton. The road is closed due to a truck that has caught fire. A second truck has arrived to load all the cargo from the burnt truck. Emergency services are on the scene. Police are directing the traffic flow. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 30 JUN 2022
• VUWANI – 30 JUN 2022 (07H30) Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of South Africa (SA) National Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Council (SANAC), is expected to lead the official launch of the National Youth Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Strategy and Campaign today 30 June from 09H00 at the Mudavula Stadium under Collins Chabane Municipality in Vhembe District.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 30 JUN 2022
• EMALAHLENI/ WITBANK – 30 JUN 2022 (00H25) A suspect is expected to appear before the Emalahleni Magistrates Court Today, 30 June 2022. This follows after the CSC Tactical Security Company, with the assistance of the South African Police Services (SAPS), arrested the suspect for being in possession of explosives. The CSC Tactical Security Company guards observed the suspect and his accomplices, via a Central Circuit Television (CCTV), in balaclavas at the Marelden Estate on Wednesday, 29 June 2022. Reports indicate that the Police arrested the suspect following armed clashes. Furthermore, the suspects’ accomplices escaped Police custody. The Police are expected to launch search operations to apprehend the suspects.
• KRIEL – 30 JUN 2022 (11H40) Eskom employees at the Matla Power Station have vowed to continue to protest until their demands are met. This follows after employees affiliated with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) rejected the offer of 7% from Eskom. The employees are demanding a 15% salary increase. Possible protests are expected around the Matla Power Station. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• AMSTERDAM – 30 JUN 2022 (16H50) Protest reported at the intersection at Amsterdam Plaza on the R33 and R65. The demonstrators are barricading the road. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are n the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 30 JUN 2022
• RUSTENBURG – 30 JUN 2022 (07H45) The Rustenburg Regional Court has postponed the fraud case against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Member of the Provincial Legislature, Betty Diale, to Thursday, 04 August 2022, for pre-trial conferencing. Diale is facing six charges of theft, amounting to R700,000 allegedly stolen from the Road Accident Fund(RAF) claimants.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 30 JUN 2022
• ALEXANDER BAY – 30 JUN 2022 (15H20) The drilling operations for oil in the Northern Cape are anticipated to start in September 2022. This comes despite a recent community protest against a similar exploration project in the Richtersveld earlier in June 2022 against the Boegoebaai Green Hydrogen Project. The environmental and social justice lobbying group, The Green Connection, stated that local residents and fishermen from Alexander Bay, Port Nolloth, Kleinzee, Koingnaas, and Hondeklip Bay are concerned about the potential impact that this project will have on the environment and fishing industry.
• HOTAZEL – 30 JUN 2022 (15H20) Protest reported on the R31 outside Hotazel at Fouries Fuel. The demonstrators are barricading the road with two trucks. A bus has been set alight. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 30 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 30 JUN 2022 (11H25) Peaceful protest reported on the corner of Plein Street and Roeland Street. Members of the Equal Education (EE) are marching to Parliament to protest against the changes that the Department of Education wants to make to the school infrastructure law. The demonstrators have obstructed the road. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.
• CAPE TOWN – 30 JUN 2022 (12H40) Protest reported on Charl Malan Street in the vicinity of Eskom offices. The demonstrators have obstructed the road. The demonstrators are protesting to demand salary increases. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• CAPE TOWN – 30 JUN 2022 (17H00) Mfuleni residents marched to the Cape Town Civic Centre today, 30 June 2022, to demand title deeds, that hostels be renovated and that newly formed settlements be serviced. Residents living in formal houses had frequent power outages due to the system being overburdened with illegal connections from the surrounding informal settlements. Community leader Mzi Sofika stated that residents also wanted the City to recognise newly established informal settlements and to provide them with basic services. The demonstrators handed over a memorandum of demands to the Chief of Staff in the Mayor’s office, James Styan. The protesters gave the City seven days to respond.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 30 JUN 2022
• SANDTON: Protest expected at Eskom Megawatt Park in the Sunninghill area on Friday, 01 July 2022, from 09H00 until 14H00.
• RANDBURG: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Commander in Chief (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to appear at the Randburg Magistrates Court on Friday, 01 July 2022. The court is expected to hear the matter of the policeman who denied the President entry into the final resting place of struggle stalwart, our mother, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in 2018.
• 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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