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20220907 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

September 7

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 07 SEP 2022

  • BREIDBACH – 06 SEP 2022 (19H40) UPDATE The G4S armoured vehicle has been bombed after a collision on the N2 between Breidbach and Berlin. Armed suspects attempted to rob the armoured vehicle. However, fled the scene without the money. The security guards have been injured, and their weapons stolen. Two vehicles have been involved in the incident, a Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (19H00) Road closure reported on the N2 between Breidbach and Berlin. The N2 is closed between Blaney turn off and Breidbach. The road is closed due to a motor vehicle accident between a G4S security vehicle and a Mercedes Benz sedan. The vehicles have caught fire. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Emergency services are on the scene.
  • MTHATHA – 07 SEP 2022 (07H20) Protest reported on the R61 in the Mthatha Central Business District (CBD). Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 07 SEP 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 06 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest expected at the Free State Provincial Treasury on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of 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. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 07 SEP 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) today, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Provincial Head 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.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 07 SEP 2022

  • JOHANNESBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest expected at the Gauteng Provincial Treasury in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of 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. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 07 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest expected at the Gauteng Provincial Traffic and Community Safety Department on Thursday, 15 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of 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. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • KEMPTON PARK – 06 SEP 2022 (19H40) The provisional liquidators of South African Express (SAX) are expected to apply for the final liquidation of the state-owned regional airline. SAX went into provisional liquidation in April 2020 when a business rescue attempt failed. It has not operated since. Repeated attempts to conclude a sale of the airline have failed, and in March 2022, the provisional liquidators announced the reopening of the bidding process. This attempt, however, also failed. The provisional liquidators indicated in 2020 that the amount to be raised was R50 million. At the time, the sale by the liquidators of the airline’s few tangible assets raised about R30 million. The Fly SAX consortium, made up of former employees, offered R5 million for the intangible assets of SAX, which essentially comprised the licences and related routes. However, early in August 2022, the Air Services Licensing Council cancelled the licences of SAX on the grounds that it was not complying with the licensing provisions of the International Air Services Act. The loss of its licences means SAX has no intangible assets left either.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 07 SEP 2022 (23H00) Operation Dudula members announced that they will challenge the decision of South African ministers to extend the Zimbabwean’s Special Exemption Permits of about 178,000 Zimbabweans by six months. The Dudula members are demanding that the Zimbabweans, who have not received new permits by 31 December 2022, leave South Africa. The extension had been approved after the Department of Home Affairs evaluated the request by the Departmental Advisory Committee (DAC) to extend the deadline from 31 December 2022 to 30 June 2023. The Department of Home Affairs noted that only 6,000 permit holders have applied for new permits. The Government is advising the Zimbabwean Nationals to apply for their new permits ahead of 31 December 2022.
  • KEMPTON PARK – 07 SEP 2022 (06H10) Protest expected by members of Operation Dudula at the Department of Safety and Security on Friday, 09 September 2022. Reports indicate that the members are expected to gather at Rhodesfield Park at 09H00 before embarking on a demonstration towards the Department to hand over a memorandum of understanding for the Department to remove all illegal foreign nationals from Kempton Park. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • ROODEPOORT – 07 SEP 2022 (07H10) Protest reported on New Canada Road at Putco. Reports indicate that employees of Putco barricaded the entrance to Putco and the New Canada Road with burning tyres and debris. The protest is due to the management of Putco demanding employees to submit reasons before the end of business today, 07 September 2022, as to why they should not be dismissed after their protest yesterday, 06 September 2022. 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 – KWAZULU-NATAL – 07 SEP 2022

  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest expected at the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 11H00, by members of 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. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • DURBAN – 06 SEP 2022 (20H00) Shooting reported on Cycas Road in the Wentworth area, Bluff. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Two victims have been shot and transported to a hospital. Emergency services and Law Enforcement are on the scene.
  • DURBAN – 07 SEP 2022 (01H50) The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) board approved various expansions at the Durban and Richards Bay ports. The expansions will be constructed as part of the R100 billion KwaZulu-Natal Logistics Hub Programme. The expansions include a berth for operating liquified natural gas (LNG) at the Richards Bay port. This follows as the port is being transitioned into a dry bulk hub and an LNG hub. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe noted that the ministry will enter an agreement with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa for the procurement of a 3,000 megawatt (MW) gas-to-power capacity by 2028. TNPA is expected to transfer dry bulk terminals and minerals-handling facilities from the Durban Island View and Maydon Wharf ports to the Richards Bay port.
  • NONGOMA – 07 SEP 2022 (08H05) Protest reported on the R618 outside Nongoma in the locality of the Esiphambanweni informal settlement. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road in both directions with burning tyres and debris. The protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
  • WASBANK – 07 SEP 2022 (08H10) 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 use the R68 as alternative route towards Ladysmith. Local authorities are on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 07 SEP 2022

  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest expected at the Transport and Community Safety Department on Monday, 12 September 2022, from 13H00 until 14H00, by members of 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. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 06 SEP 2022 (22H50) The African National Congress (ANC) Limpopo Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) has requested Premier Stanley Mathabatha reshuffle his cabinet. The request has been made to provide two senior leaders with a position in the Executive Council. The PEC will nominate the ANC’s Provincial Chairperson and Premier Mathabatha to the positions of National Chairperson at the National Elective Conference in December 2022. The PEC will further nominate Deputy Chairperson Florence Radzilani and Provincial Treasurer Nakedi Sibanda-Kekan to be appointed as Members of the Executive Council (MEC). No date has been provided as to when the resolutions will be implemented.
  • PIETERSBURG/ POLOKWANE – 07 SEP 2022 (06H10) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) today, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Commissioners Office from 13H00 until 14H00. 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 – MPUMALANGA – 07 SEP 2022

  • EMALAHENI/ WITBANK – 06 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest expected at the Witbank Area Commissioner’s Office on Thursday, 08 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of 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. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT – 06 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest expected at the Mbombela Area Commissioner’s Office on Thursday, 08 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of 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. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT – 06 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest expected at the Department of Community Safety, Security And Liaison on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of 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. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT – 07 SEP 2022 (06H05) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) tomorrow, 07 September 2022, at the South African Police Services (SAPS) Provincial Office from 12H00 until 14H00. 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 – NORTH WEST – 07 SEP 2022

  • POTCHEFSTROOM – 07 SEP 2022 (06H10) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) today, 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.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 07 SEP 2022

  • KIMBERLEY – 07 SEP 2022 (09H10) The Northern Cape Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (NCRPO) announced the outbreak of sheep scab disease in various areas of the Northern Cape (NC). The NCRPO stated that the disease causes fatal skin infections and loss of wool as the psoroptes ovis mites feed on the sheep’s lymph and tissue fluids. The NCRPO further noted that the disease has been reported in De Aar, Vosburg, Carnavon, Williston and Upington districts. The NCRPO stated the quarantine period of six weeks must be adhered to for flocks infected. The NCRPO also urged farmers to enhance biosecurity measures on farms to prevent the spread of the disease.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 07 SEP 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 06 SEP 2022 (20H20) The Wynberg Magistrates Court has postponed the murder case of e-hailing driver, Abongile Mafalala, to Tuesday, 04 October 2022. Thirteen accused have appeared in court today, 06 September 2022, for bail applications. Parkwood community members killed Mafalala in May 2022 after accusing him of kidnapping. The State has presented details of how each of the accused was involved in the act of vigilantism and argued against granting the accused bail. The parties will present replying affidavits and arguments at the Wynberg Magistrates Court on 04 October 2022. At least 60 vigilante killings were registered in the Western Cape in the first three months of 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN – 06 SEP 2022 (23H35) Water outage expected in various areas of Cape Town on Thursday, 15 September 2022. The disruption will follow until Monday, 19 September 2022, 03H00, due to maintenance works on the Cape Flats bulk water network. The affected areas include, among others, Pelican Heights, Peacock Close and Schaapkraal. The Municipality further noted that during the disruption, Browns Farm, Eagle park, Grassy park, Lavender hill, and other areas will experience low water pressure. The Municipality will deploy water tankers to travel along the affected areas and deploy water tankers to specified areas. Residents are advised to store water ahead of the disruption.
  • CAPE TOWN – 07 SEP 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) today, 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 – 07 SEP 2022 (06H45) The African Energy Week (AEW) is expected to take place in Cape Town from 18 October 2022 until 21 October 2022 across several venues at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. During the conference, delegates and speakers of various countries can expect several panel discussions, investor forums, networking functions and deal signing ceremonies that cover the African energy sector and value chain. Reports indicate that over 5,000 people, 175 international speakers and 21 Ministers are expected to attend the conference. During the conference, leaders from various countries are also expected to discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of the African energy industry.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 07 SEP 2022

  • EMALAHENI/ WITBANK: Protest expected at the Witbank Area Commissioner’s Office on Thursday, 08 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT: Protest expected at the Mbombela Area Commissioner’s Office on Thursday, 08 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • 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.
  • KIMBERLEY: Protest expected at the Northern Cape Provincial Police office on Friday, 09 September 2022, from 13H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • KEMPTON PARK: Protest expected by members of Operation Dudula at the Department of Safety and Security on Friday, 09 September 2022.
  • 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.
  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG: Protest expected at the Transport and Community Safety Department on Monday, 12 September 2022, from 13H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • KIMBERLEY: Protest expected at the South African Police Service Kimberly Cluster on Monday, 12 September 2022, from 13H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • 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).
  • MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT: Protest expected at the Department of Community Safety, Security And Liaison on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • PIETERMARITZBURG: Protest expected at the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 11H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the Gauteng Provincial Treasury in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of 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.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the Gauteng Provincial Traffic and Community Safety Department on Thursday, 15 September 2022, from 12H00 until 14H00, by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • 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.
  • CAPE TOWN: The African Energy Week (AEW) is expected to take place in Cape Town from 18 October 2022 until 21 October 2022 across several venues at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

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