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20220906 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

September 6

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 06 SEP 2022

  • EAST LONDON – 06 SEP 2022 (08H55) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Office from 11H00 until 12H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • BISHO – 06 SEP 2022 (09H00) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the Provincial Traffic and Community Safety Office from 12H00 until 13H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 06 SEP 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 06 SEP 2022 (07H15) Protest reported on Zastron Street at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) by Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) members. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road and entry points to the building with burning tyres and debris. The members are demanding wage increases, collective bargaining, the high cost of living, and termination of contracts with private prisons. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 06 SEP 2022

  • JOHANNESBURG – 05 SEP 2022 (19H00) UPDATE The OR Tambo International Airport Management stated that two non-operational aircraft parked at Denel were damaged by the fire, and no loss of life was reported. (18H20) The OR Tambo International Airport Management confirmed that the runway has been reopened, and both runways are declared safe to operate. The fire and rescue team managed to contain the fire and will continue to monitor the situation closely. (14H30) The OR Tambo International Airport has closed one of its runways due to a bush fire that spilt over from the adjacent community within the airport precinct. Fire and rescue teams are on-site to extinguish the blaze. The runway that has been closed is used for landings as it is long, at more than 4.4 kilometres.
  • MIDRAND – 05 SEP 2022 (19H20) The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its 14th COSATU National Congress from Monday, 26 September, until Thursday, 29 September 2022, at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. The congress will be convened under the theme of building working-class unity for economic liberation towards socialism.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 05 SEP 2022 (19H45) The National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) and the South African Engineering and Founders’ Association (Saefa) have failed to block the extension of the Main Agreement in Engineering. The deal included a 6% minimum wage increase in the metals and engineering sectors. The deal had additionally been extended to non-party members by the Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi in June 2022. Neasa and Saefa challenged the extension proposed by Trade Unions and the Metals and Engineering Bargaining Council (MIEBC), stating that the company does not have the required funding for an increase. However, the National Manager of the Consolidated Employers Organisation (CEO), Jaundre Kruger, noted that the extension provided small, medium, and micro-enterprises the opportunity to implement the wage increases in a multi-phased manner. Neasa and Saefa are expected to open a case at the Appeals Court to challenge the Courts’ hearing.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 05 SEP 2022 (22H15) Power outage expected in the areas under Observatory Substation on Tuesday, 11 October 2022. The power will be disrupted between 08H00 and 16H00 due to planned maintenance on the substation. The affected areas include Bertrams, Bezvalley, Kensington and Troyville. Residents are advised that relevant updates will be issued as the situation progresses.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 05 SEP 2022 (22H50) The Tshwane City Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for finance, Peter Sutton, has announced that the city will settle its debt to Eskom by 16 September 2022. MMC Sutton issued the statement during a press briefing to announce the nomination of Johan Mettler as the City Manager. The announcement followed after the power utility warned that they will disconnect the electricity in Tshwane due to its debt of R1.6 billion. The Tshwane Municipality is set to pay R590 million by Sunday, 11 September 2022 and about R410 million on 16 September 2022.
  • HEIDELBERG – 06 SEP 2022 (05H50) Protest reported on the R549 in the locality of Ratanda informal settlement. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Local authorities have been dispatched to the scene to monitor the situation.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 06 SEP 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) at Minister of Police Bheki Cele’s office today, 06 September 2022, at 10H15. Reports indicate that the demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Prince’s Park Avenue and Francis Baard Street. The reason for the demonstration is to have Cele removed from office due to the current Policing issues faced in South Africa (SA). Motorists are advised to plan their routes accordingly. Local authorities will be dispatched to the affected area to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 06 SEP 2022

  • DURBAN – 05 SEP 2022 (21H00) The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the arrest of pupils who set alight structures at the Ndengetho High School on Thursday, 01 September 2022. The incident occurred as the Police searched the school and students for weapons and narcotics. However, the Police confiscated about 400 cellphones as students are prohibited from having cellphones at the school. The Police transferred the phones to the Police Station due to the capacity of the schools’ safe and safety concerns. The students set alight several classrooms following the Polices’ departure. The school management held two separate meetings with the parents on Saturday, 03 September 2022 and reopened the school on Monday, 05 September 2022. The South African Police Service (SAPS) have launched investigations into the matter to apprehend students who caused the fires.
  • DURBAN – 06 SEP 2022 (06H05) Protest expected at the South African Police Service (SAPS) office on Bram Fischer Road in Durban today, 06 September 2022, from 11H00 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU). Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest.
  • DURBAN – 06 SEP 2022 (07H25) UPDATE Reports indicate that the demonstrators vacated the area, and the M19 is reopened for normal traffic flow. (05H45) Protest reported on the M19 in the locality of Quarry Road Informal Settlement. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded access points to the M19 from the N2 with burning tyres and debris. The protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
  • WASBANK – 06 SEP 2022 (07H45) Protest reported on the R602 in the locality of Wasbank. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded several roads in Wasbank and the R602 with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is due to the residents not having access to water since Friday, 02 September 2022. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the demonstration. Local authorities are on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 06 SEP 2022

  • THOHOYANDOU – 05 SEP 2022 (19H55) Residents in the Vhembe district have welcomed the National Veld and Forest Fires Amendment Bill, and volunteer to ensure that the piece of legislation is implemented. The residents expressed this during public hearings on the Bill that were hosted in Thohoyandou by the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. The Vhembe district experience an increased number of fires. However, the Firefighting Departments do not reach them on time, resulting in the loss of life, property and livestock. The residents have requested that the Bill should give traditional leaders the powers to take action against those responsible for starting bushfires and those cutting down trees that help preserve water.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 06 SEP 2022

  • MIDDELBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (06H50) Eskom announced the implementation of load reduction in the Mpumalanga District today, 06 September 2022, from 17H00 until 19H00. Eskom stated that the following districts affected will be eHlanzeni, Gert Sibande and Nkangala. Eskom stated that the load reduction will be implemented during these peak hours to prevent network overloading that can damage mini-substations in the areas.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 06 SEP 2022

  • SUN CITY – 05 SEP 2022 (19H30) The newly elected African National Congress (ANC) leadership in the North West held its first meeting today, 05 September 2022, at Sun City. The Chairperson, Nono Maloy, stated that the part’s priority was to stabilise governance and ensure services were rendered in the province. Maloyi stated that they would be holding meetings with all the municipalities in the next few days to ensure that ANC deployees stop voting with the opposition during motions raised in the council. This follows after the Ditsobotla Municipality in Lichtenburg has been in dispute with two mayors, two speakers and two municipal managers due to ongoing ANC infighting, which has affected service delivery.
  • RUSTENBURG – 05 SEP 2022 (20H00) Protest reported on Wit Street at the railway crossing in Zinniaville. Residents are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
  • KHUMA – 06 SEP 2022 (06H15) Protest reported on the R502 in the vicinity of Khuma. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrators are protesting due to the increase of taxi fares and the high crime rate in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
  • POTCHEFSTROOM – 06 SEP 2022 (08H25) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Office in Potchefstroom. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • RUSTENBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (08H30) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Thursday, 08 September 2022, at the Area Commissioners’ office for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) of Mafikeng, Klerksdorp and Rustenburg. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • MAHIKENG – 06 SEP 2022 (08H35) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the Transport and Community Safety office in Mahikeng. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • MAHIKENG – 06 SEP 2022 (08H40) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the Provincial Treasury’s office in Mahikeng. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 06 SEP 2022

  • UPINGTON – 05 SEP 2022 (20H10) Protest reported on the N10 between Groblershoop and Upington in the locality of Leerkrans. The demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Community members are protesting due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Police are monitoring the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 06 SEP 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 06 SEP 2022 (08H45) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial office from 11H00 until 13H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • CAPE TOWN – 06 SEP 2022 (08H50) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the Traffic and Community Safety office from 11H00 until 13H00. Members of POPCRU will lead a lunchtime picket to demand wage increases, collective bargaining and against the high cost of living. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 06 SEP 2022

  • POTCHEFSTROOM: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Office in Potchefstroom
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial office from 11H00 until 13H00.
  • RUSTENBURG: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Thursday, 08 September 2022, at the Area Commissioners’ office for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) of Mafikeng, Klerksdorp and Rustenburg.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the Public Protectors office in Tshwane on Friday, 09 September 2022, by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
  • DURBAN: The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal is expected to hold its 10th Provincial Conference from Friday, 09 September, until Sunday, 11 September 2022, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Complex.
  • SOWETO: The Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse, announced that he is expected to meet residents of Soweto on Saturday, 10 September 2022.
  • MAHIKENG: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the Transport and Community Safety office in Mahikeng.
  • BISHO: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the Provincial Traffic and Community Safety Office from 12H00 until 13H00.
  • EAST LONDON: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Monday, 12 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial Office from 11H00 until 12H00.
  • PIETERMARITZBURG: Protest expected at the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury on Chief Albert Luthuli Street in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 11H00 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the Traffic and Community Safety office from 11H00 until 13H00.
  • MAHIKENG: Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the Provincial Treasury’s office in Mahikeng.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to travel to the United States (US) to engage in discussions with US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington on Friday, 16 September 2022.
  • GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH: Peaceful protest expected at Hobie Beach on Saturday, 17 September 2022, from 14H00.
  • CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected at Sea Point Boulevard on Saturday, 17 September 2022, at 11H00.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected on 20 September 2022 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • MIDRAND: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its 14th COSATU National Congress from Monday, 26 September, until Thursday, 29 September 2022, at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.
  • VEREENIGING: Peaceful protest expected at the Vereeniging Police Station on Saturday, 08 October 2022, from 12H00.
  • PIETERMARITZBURG: Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Pieter Koen announced that former President Jacob Zuma’s trial has been postponed until 17 October 2022.

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September 6
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