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20220719 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

July 19

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 19 JUL 2022
• BETHELSDORP – 19 JUL 2022 (06H50) Protest reported on Old Uitenhage Road towards Algoa Park. 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 – 19 JUL 2022 (07H00) UPDATE Demonstrations reported on Saint George Street/ R335. The road has been barricaded with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (05H50) Protest reported on Addo Road towards Ikamvelihle Police Station. 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.
• ZIZITYANENI – 19 JUL 2022 (09H20) Protest reported on the R61 between Bizana and Eluphilisweni in the vicinity of KuSiwisa Halt. 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. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 19 JUL 2022
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 18 JUL 2022 (19H30) The Democratic Alliance (DA) is formally requesting the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, to revisit the Mangaung Metropolitan to address the alleged continued political interference. This was part of the opposition party’s action plan that they announced during a media briefing today, 18 July 2022. The plan further includes a request for the Minister to address the attempts to subvert the work of the National Intervention Teams. The opposition party stated that there is no development with regard to addressing the inflated salary bill of the Metropolitan, improving the road infrastructure, solid waste management, refuse removal, water leaks, and service delivery fleet repairs.
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 19 JUL 2022 (06H00) The Stop Farm Murders movement led by Petrus Phakamile Sitho is expected to open a case against President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Bloemfontein High Court today, 19 July 2022, from 08H00. A large gathering of supporters is expected at the court. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police will be dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 19 JUL 2022
• JOHANNESBURG – 18 JUL 2022 (19H10) City Power recorded 20 incidents of cable theft in various areas of Johannesburg over the past weekend between Saturday, 16 July, and Sunday, 17 July 2022. Most of the incidents took place in Moffatview, south of Johannesburg. Two suspects were arrested in Kyasands after security officers caught them digging up copper cables in the area. Another suspected cable thief was arrested in Jeppestown. The police, with the help of the community, arrested three more suspects for vandalism and illegal connections in the Brixton area. City Power Spokesperson Isaac Mangena stated that these were only a few of the suspects who were apprehended for cable theft, vandalism and illegal connections throughout the past weekend.
• JOHANNESBURG – 18 JUL 2022 (22H05) TotalEnergies is expected to provide approximately $3 billion for the establishment of stream phase one of the Luiperd-Brulpadda project offshore South Africa. The phase is expected to be completed in 2027. The investment will be made to commence the exploitation of 2.1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of contingent gas resources in Luiperd and 1.3 Tcf in Brulpadda. The Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA) noted that the gas from Block 11B and 12B is expected to supply 560 million cubic feet of gas per for about 15 years. Additionally, the project will create 1,500 direct job opportunities and 5,000 indirect jobs and increase the annual gross domestic production by R22 billion. The gas is set to provide unprocessed material for the dismantled Mossel Bay gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant and various power stations. The conversion of power plants-one is located across the GTL facility to produce a 2,000 megawatt (MW) marker.
• SOWETO – 18 JUL 2022 (10H05) Shooting reported in Moroka North area, Soweto. Reports indicate that an unidentified number of suspects fired sporadically at two security officers. The officers have been fatally injured during the incident. The South African Police Services (SAPS) are expected to be deployed to the area. Additionally, the SAPS are expected to establish search operations in the area.
• SANDTON – 19 JUL 2022 (03H50) Eskom has announced the revised loadshedding schedule from today, 19 July 2022. Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented between 16H00 and 00H00 until Thursday, 21 July 2022. Stage 1 loadshedding will then be implemented between 16H00 and 00H00 from Friday, 22 July 2022, until Monday, 25 July 2022. This followed after Eskom had been expected to end loadshedding on 21 July 2022.
• KEMPTON PARK – 19 JUL 2022 (05H55) Protest reported on Dann Road in the vicinity of Glen Marikana Informal Settlement. Residents have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The following streets have been affected by the protest, Weinberg Street, Anemoon Road, Trig Street, Concourse Cres and Monument street. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• SOWETO – 19 JUL 2022 (09H10) Protest reported outside Jobrathebe Secondary School. The School Governing Body and Community are shutting down the school due to sanitation and infrastructure. The demonstrators have blockaded the entrance of the school. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• TEMBISA – 19 JUL 2022 (09H40) Protest reported outside JB Matabane Secondary School. Learners are protesting to demand immediate delivery of chairs, tables, textbooks and proper school infrastructure. The demonstrators have blockaded the area. Motorists are advised to be vigilant and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 19 JUL 2022
• DURBAN – 18 JUL 2022 (20H30) Protest reported on Gillespie Street near student central accommodation in the South Beach area by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The demonstrators are marching along Gillespie Street and Anton Lembede Street. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
• BHOBHOYI – 19 JUL 2022 (09H10) Police have announced that the N2 between Port Shepstone and Murchison in the vicinity of Bhobhoyi has been reopened for traffic flow following a service delivery protest. The situation remains volatile. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are monitoring the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 19 JUL 2022
• POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 18 JUL 2022 (20H00) Members of the Seshego-Polokwane Taxi Association held a protest at Polokwane Smelter today, 18 July 2022. The demonstrators barricaded the road leading to the Anglo-American Polokwane Smelter, demanding that they be contracted to transport staff members. The association stated that it has been engaging with Anglo-American management for the past three weeks, requesting that they be awarded the contract to transport more than 500 employees placed in lodges and accommodations in and around Polokwane. The Taxi Association’s Chairperson, United Nemahungani, stated that they engaged management about the issues after they discovered that taxis with registration plates from other provinces are picking up and dropping off Polokwane Smelter employees in town.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 19 JUL 2022
• MBOMBELA/NELSPRUIT – 18 JUL 2022 (23H15) Six Mpumalanga Government Officials have appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court today, 18 July 2022, due to allegations of multimillion-rand vehicle licensing fraud. This followed after the Road Traffic Management Corporations National Traffic Anti-Corruption Units investigations showed an approximate R60 million loss in revenue due to unlawful activities. The officials include Xoliswa Celia Ngelwane, Nkosinathi Samuel Gumede, Agnes Nozipho Ndzinisa, Thembi Millicent Motlohi, and Alman Thabang Masuku of the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety and Liaison and Mbombela Municipal Registering Authority Clerk, Nompumelelo Winnie Nxumalo. The suspects are accused of licencing private motor vehicles as if they belonged to Government Departments. The suspects are facing 603 charges of fraud, theft and money laundering. The suspects have been granted bail of R15,000. Additionally, their Court hearing has been postponed to 29 September 2022.
• ENTOKOZWENI – 19 JUL 2022 (06H10) Protest expected by members affiliated with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) today, 19 July 2022, at the Machadodorp Toll Plaza on the N4 between eNtokozweni and Emgwenya from 11H00. The demonstrators will be protesting against high toll fees and increased fuel prices. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police will be deployed to the protest.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 19 JUL 2022
• POTCHEFSTROOM – 19 JUL 2022 (07H40) The Minister of Labour and Employment, Thulas Nxesi and Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi, are expected to lead a joint inspection focusing on different sectors in Potchefstroom from Wednesday, 20 July 2022, until Friday, 22 July 2022 at the Potchefstroom Labour Centre from 08H30. The Minsters are expected to lead a team of inspectors on inspections targeting the Road freight and Logistics, Iron and Steel, and Manufacturing sectors. During inspections, a number of workplaces and trucks will be inspected. The Department will be looking for compliance with Labour Legislation such as the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Act, Compensation Fund (CF) Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the National Minimum Wage Act.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 19 JUL 2022
• HOTAZEL – 19 JUL 2022 (08H50) Road closure reported on the R380 between Hotazel and Kathu towards the Stokkiesdraai turn-off due to a motor vehicle accident. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Emergency services have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 19 JUL 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 18 JUL 2022 (19H00) Protest reported on Kommetjie Road/ M65 in the Ocean View area. The demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
• CAPE TOWN – 18 JUL 2022 (19H40) Shooting reported on Paarl Street near Richmond Estate, Goodwood. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police have been dispatched to the scene.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 19 JUL 2022
• SANDTON: The state-owned development institute for non-energy sector exports Russian Export Centre (REC) group, is expected to host a two-day meeting on Wednesday, 20 July 2022 and Thursday, 21 July 2022, at the Sandton Holiday Inn.
• DURBAN: The African National Congress (ANC) announced their ninth KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) conference is expected to be held on 20 July 2022 at the Olive Convention Centre.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the Democratic Nursing Organisation South Africa (DENOSA) on Wednesday, 20 July 2022.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: South Africa is expected to host an Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ Troika in Pretoria on Thursday, 21 July 2022.
• KIMBERLEY: The Sol Plaatje Municipality has announced a planned water interruption in Kimberly and surrounding areas on Thursday, 21 July 2022, from 06H00 until 18H00.
• DURBAN: The African National Congress (ANC) in the province is expected to hold its 9th Provincial Conference from Friday, 22 July 2022, until Sunday, 24 July 2022.
• BELA BELA: The African National Congress (ANC) Regional Task Team (RTT) in the Waterberg Region is expected to convene the Regional Conference from Friday, 22 July 2022, until Sunday, 24 July 2022, at the Aventura Resort in Bela-Bela.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by South African National Civic Organization (SANCO) members on 22 July 2022.
• BLOEMHOF: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati region is expected to hold the EFF 9th Year Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, 24 July 2022, from 10H00 at the Boitumelong Stadium.
• 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.
• CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected by members of the Krotoa Foundation Movement at the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture on Tuesday, 09 August 2022.

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