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20220801 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

August 1

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 01 AUG 2022

  • TOMBO – 01 AUG 2022 (07H15) Protest reported on the R61 near Tombo. Community members have barricaded the roadway with burning tyres and debris. Previous demonstrations in the area have been related to service delivery issues. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Authorities have been dispatched to the scene.
  • GQEBERHA/PORT ELIZABETH – 01 AUG 2022 (08H40) CORRECTION the road closure is due to infrastructure work taking place. Roads affected include Govan Mbeki Street and John Kani Road the area is closed off to traffic and travellers are advised to plan alternate routes. (07H25) Protest reported on Govan Mbeki Street. Reports indicate that truck drivers have closed several roads joining Govan Mbeki Street. The reason for the road closures remains unknown. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the road closures. Authorities have been dispatched to the area.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 01 AUG 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 31 JUL 2022 (21H00) Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality residents have raised concerns regarding a continuous lack of water supply being experienced in several areas since Friday, 29 July 2022. This follows after Municipal Spokesperson Qondile Khedama recently informed residents of an expected water supply interruption as Bloem Water conducts maintenance works on the Welbedacht system. This reportedly includes replacing the outlet valve at the Brandkop reservoir and the cleaning and inspecting of the dam by the Department of Water and Sanitation. Khedama has noted that a pressure-reducing valve leading into the reservoir had reportedly been sabotaged by unknown suspects, resulting in further delays. However, the Spokesperson reiterated that maintenance teams are expediting efforts to resolve the situation and restore the water supply to affected residents. The Municipal’s Acting City Manager, Tebogo Motlhashuping, has since also engaged with law enforcement to address and prevent further acts of sabotage.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 01 AUG 2022

  • KEMPTON PARK – 31 JUL 2022 (21H00) Protest expected in various areas of the Tembisa informal settlement located in northern Kempton Park on Monday, 01 August 2022. Members of the community have stated intentions to blockade several roads and shut down business operations in the area to protest against elevated rates and unfair service delivery by the City of Ekurhuleni. The Tembisa Community Forum (TCF) has issued a statement indicating its support of the planned shutdown. Motorists are advised to avoid affected areas during the demonstration. Police and other services are expected to be deployed in the informal settlement to monitor the protest action.
  • SPRINGS – 31 JUL 2022 (21H20) Protest expected on Welgedacht Road between Enstra Road and the Springs Police Station in Payneville, Springs, from 04H30 on Monday, 01 August 2022. Reports indicate that residents from the reconstruction and development programme (RDP) housing area along Welgedacht Road are expected to barricade the road to protest against housing and service delivery related issues. Motorists are advised to avoid the affected route during the protest action. Police will be deployed to monitor the demonstration.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 31 JUL 2022 (21H00) The African National Congress (ANC) has concluded its sixth National Policy Conference, held at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg between Friday, 29 July 2022, and today, 31 July 2022. During the conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated the urgency to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) as per the party’s 2017 resolution. The party’s agenda for the conference also included matters regarding corruption and unacceptable conduct by party members. Ramaphosa noted that the view of the conference is for the retention of the step-aside mandate to enhance the integrity of the ANC and its leadership. The President has also determined that the resolution of the financial challenges being experienced by ANC staff be addressed as a matter of priority. Former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe also attended the policy conference, in addition to several other ANC members, including ANC Chairperson Gwede Mantashe. Resolutions from the conference are expected to be discussed during the December Elective Conference, to be ratified as official party policies.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 31 JUL 2022 (22H00) The Department of Energy has announced a decrease in fuel prices in South Africa with effect from 00H00 on Wednesday, 03 August 2022. Department Spokesperson Robert Maake has stated that the reduction follows a recent decline in the average brent crude oil price and less demand for crude oil due to recession concerns and a resurgence of COVID-19 infections in China, as well as a decision by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC members to increase oil production. Effectively, Petrol 93 and 95 Octane is expected to decrease by R1,32 per litre. Diesel is also set to reduce by 88 and 91 cents per litre, while illuminating paraffin is set for an R1,44 reduction per litre.
  • SOWETO – 01 AUG 2022 (06H15) Protest expected at several locations within the Chiawelo area of Soweto today, 01 August 2022. Residents are expected to resume the recent service delivery-related protest action, which has been ongoing since Monday, 17 July 2022. Reports indicate that protestors are expected to blockade Chris Hani Road to all traffic movement. The protest action is related to the continuous electricity supply disruptions being experienced in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area during the demonstrations. Police will be deployed to monitor the protest.
  • KEMPTON PARK – 01 AUG 2022 (06H45) UPDATE Reports indicate that the R21 has been opened for normal traffic flow. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant in the area. (04H30) The R21 Northbound approaching Olifantstontein Road/ R562 has been closed to traffic due to ongoing protest action by Tembisa community members. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. (04H10) Demonstrators have barricaded the R21 from Tembisa, approaching Olifantsfontein at the R562 turnoff. Reports indicate that community members are looting and burning trucks on the roadway. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (02H30) Protest reported on Andrew Mapheto Drive between Benji Street and Seagull Street in Tembisa. Members of the community are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrators are expected to conduct a shutdown of Tembisa to protest against ongoing service delivery issues related to continuous electricity supply disruptions in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid affected areas. Authorities are aware of the demonstration.
  • KEMPTON PARK – 01 AUG 2022 (07H30) Protest reported on the M57 in the vicinity of Oakmoor Station. Reports indicate that demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrators are expected to conduct a shutdown of Tembisa to protest against ongoing service delivery issues related to continuous electricity supply disruptions in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid affected areas. Authorities are aware of the demonstration.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 01 AUG 2022

  • PINETOWN – 31 JUL 2022 (21H30) KwaZulu-Natal Police have launched an investigation into a recent shooting at the Siqhophokazi Tuckshop in Mariannhill, Pinetown. This follows after seven people sustained fatal gunshot injuries following a shooting incident on Saturday evening, 30 July 2022. Police Spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker has stated that an undetermined number of armed suspects opened fire inside the shop at approximately 19H30. Preliminary investigations indicate that three of the deceased had been owners of the shop. Police have further indicated that the incident had been a targeted shooting. The KwaZulu-Natal Liquor Authority (KZNLA) has also confirmed that the shop had been operating unlicensed and trading liquor illegally when the incident occurred. The KZNLA is collaborating with Police to investigate the matter. Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi has stated that the Police have mobilised all available resources to locate and apprehend the suspects.
  • DURBAN – 01 AUG 2022 (06H10) Protest expected in the Durban Central Business District (CBD) and surrounding areas today, 01 August 2022. Police have received reports of a planned taxi protest on the N2 and N3 national roads, as well as in Durban Central and along Umngeni Road. Members of Durban Long Distance Taxis and Durban Liner are reportedly planning to blockade roads to protest unresolved disputes with Shanela concerning the impounding of mini-bus taxis. Provincial Police and Public Order Police (POP) are on standby and are expected to be deployed to strategic areas to monitor the situation. Motorists are advised to exercise extreme vigilance and avoid affected routes during the protest.
  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 01 AUG 2022 (06H30) Former President Jacob Zuma is expected in the Pietermaritzburg High Court today, 01 August 2022. The High Court is expected to resume Zuma’s corruption trial today.
  • RICHARDS BAY – 01 AUG 2022 (08H50) The Richards Bay Port Management announced that traffic officials have blocked the Hillside entrance due to no electricity at the Port due to a power failure last night, 31 July 2022. The Management, therefore, advises people using the Port to use the East Gate entrance as the Municipality is attending to the power failure experienced at the Hillside entrance.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 01 AUG 2022

  • MALAMULELE – 31 JUL 2022 (23H00) Police Spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo has confirmed that three suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor Moses Maluleke are expected to appear before the Malamulele Magistrates Court on Monday, 01 August 2022. This follows after the suspects had recently been apprehended following intensive police investigations into the shooting of Maluleke at the Xikundu village on 21 July 2022. Mojapelo has stated that Police investigations into the matter are ongoing. Motorists and members of the public are advised of possible unrest expected outside the Malamulele Magistrates Court during the trial proceedings. Police are expected to be deployed in the area to maintain public order.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 01 AUG 2022

  • MBOMBELA – 01 AUG 2022 (09H30) The political movement ActionSA announced that the party is expected to appoint former African National Congress (ANC) member Thoko Mashiane as its Chairperson for the Mpumalanga Province. ActionSA stated they are expected to appoint Mashiane later today, 01 August 2022.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 01 AUG 2022

  • MAHIKENG – 01 AUG 2022 (09H15) The Democratic Alliance (DA) announced the launch of an investigation into the R47 million spent by the Government on the development of the Manyane Game Lodge in Mahikeng. The DA stated that the lodge was set for completion in 2015 but is now abondoned. The DA further noted that this investigation aims to prove the wasteful expenditure applied by the African National Congress (ANC) in the North West Province.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 01 AUG 2022

  • KIMBERLEY – 01 AUG 2022 (06H00) Premier Zamani Saul is expected to launch the Northern Cape State-owned Construction Company today, 01 August 2022. Premier Saul will launch the company at Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre at 14H00. The company’s launch follows the commitments Premier Saul made for the 6th administration. The department is expected to construct RDP houses for human settlements, provide training for unemployed youths and others, and Implement 30% of the provincial Government’s infrastructure project, among others.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 01 AUG 2022

  • PAARL – 31 JUL 2022 (22H30) Road closure expected on the N1 at the Huguenot Tunnel in Paarl on Tuesday, 02 August 2022. The Huguenot Tunnel is expected to be closed to all traffic between 22H00 and 00H00 to allow scheduled maintenance works. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes during the road closure
  • CAPE TOWN – 31 JUL 2022 (21H10) Delta Airlines has announced plans to launch passenger flights from Atlanta, United States (US), to Cape Town, South Africa. The carrier has stated that it is expected to commence passenger flights from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to the Cape Town International Airport three times a week, effective from 17 December 2022. The airline is also expected to restart flights from Atlanta to Tel Aviv in Isreal three times a week from 10 May 2023.
  • CAPE TOWN – 01 AUG 2022 (05H20) UPDATE The Western Cape Rapid Response Unit (WCRRU) announced that Baden Powell Drive has been reopened for normal traffic flow. Motorists are still advised to drive with caution as debris is still on the shoulder of the road, with clean-up operations still ongoing. (05H20) Protest reported on Baden Powell Drive approaching the Swartklip Road turnoff in the vicinity of Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Community members have barricaded the roadway with burning tyres and debris. Previous demonstrations in the area have been related to service delivery issues. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Authorities have been dispatched to the scene.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 01 AUG 2022

  • SPRINGS: Protest expected on Welgedacht Road between Enstra Road and the Springs Police Station in Payneville, Springs, from 04H30 on Monday, 01 August 2022.
  • PAARL: Road closure expected on the N1 at the Huguenot Tunnel in Paarl on Tuesday, 02 August 2022.
  • MALAMULELE: Protest expected by residents of the Collins Chabane Municipality on Wednesday, 03 August 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected in the City Centre of Cape Town on Thursday, 04 August 2022.
  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG: Protest expected on Friday, 05 August 2022, by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Polokwane.
  • SANDTON: Stay-away demonstration expected by E-Hailing operators in Gauteng on Monday, 08 August 2022.
  • 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.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to appear at the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Tuesday, 23 August 2022, at 10H00.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN: The court case against President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to begin at the Bloemfontein High Court on 25 August 2022 at 08H00.

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