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20220909 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

September 9

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 09 SEP 2022

  • EAST LONDON – 09 SEP 2022 (06H25) The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is expected to host the Council of Mayors at the East London International Convention Centre from Wednesday, 08 September, until today, 09 September 2022. President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote address at the event. The Council of Mayors is an annual gathering of Mayors and Executive Mayors to focus on addressing challenges experienced in local government. The Council of Mayors also serves as a platform to act as a consultative forum for developing local government positions on policies and legislation impacting local government. The Council of Mayors will, in part, focus on the state of municipal finances and come up with measures to address challenges related to municipal financial management and sustainability.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 09 SEP 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 09 SEP 2022 (07H00) Protest expected by members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday, 12 September 2022, at 09H30. Reports indicate that the demonstrators are expected to gather at 07 Barnes Street before embarking on their planned action towards the Bram Fisher Building. The march is to demand consistent and safe water for residents in the area. Motorists are advised to plan their routes accordingly. Local authorities will be deployed to the area to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 09 SEP 2022

  • KEMPTON PARK – 08 SEP 2022 (19H30) President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to attend the launch of the new Sandvik Khomanani manufacturing site in Kempton Park on Friday, 09 September 2022, from 09H30. Sandvik renewed its commitment to South Africa as an investment partner at the 4th South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton six months ago. The launch of Sandvik’s Khomanani head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex is a fulfilment of this industrial giant’s investment pledge of R350 million, made at the investment conference. The Khomanani facility consolidates operations previously undertaken at five separate sites and accommodates approximately 550 employees. The site is one of Sandvik’s most extensive and advanced facilities globally and has the ability to produce underground loaders with over 60% South African content.
  • SANDTON – 08 SEP 2022 (20H40) The Public Utility Transport Corporation (PUTCO) bus company announced that it intends to resume services on Monday, 12 September 2022, and calls on all employees to resume their normal duties. The company has dismissed 105 employees who were part of the illegal strike action. PUTCO has also obtained a court order today, 08 September 2022, interdicting and restraining the striking employees from preventing passengers from embarking or disembarking on any of the PUTCO busses.
  • THSWANE/ PRETORIA – 09 SEP 2022 (08H50) UPDATE The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced that the following roads will be closed from 09H00 until 15H30 for the planned protest action. The roads include Park Street, Bond Street, Lynnwood Road, University Road, Herold Street, Jan Shoba Street and Lunnon Road. TMPD advised motorists to use Burnett, Duxbury and Brooks Streets for the duration of the protest. (06H30) Protest expected at the Public Protectors office in Tshwane today, 09 September 2022, by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Members of the EFF will assemble at Loftus Versfeld Stadium before proceeding with a march. The march will be led by EFF Commander in Chief (CIC) Julius Malema. The demonstrators will march for the release of the Phala Phala Farm crime investigation report. Motorists are advised to be vigilant for the duration of the march. Police will be deployed to direct traffic flow.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 09 SEP 2022

  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 08 SEP 2022 (19H50) The Pietermaritzburg High Court has sentenced the former head of the KwaZulu-Natal Treasury, Sipho Shabalala, to 15 years imprisonment for fraud and corruption. Shabalala was convicted when he proposed that Government buy water purification plants from Uruguay businessman Gaston Savoi at an inflated price of R44 million in 2006. Judge Dhaya Pillay stated that the purchase was not valued for money and that most municipalities cannot afford to maintain the purification plants. On charges of money laundering, Shabalala was sentenced to 10 years and 5 years for contravening the Public Finance Management Act. The sentences will be served concurrently. The R100,000 bail has been extended until the Pietermaritzburg High Court hears his application for leave to appeal on Tuesday, 13 September 2022.
  • DURBAN – 09 SEP 2022 (01H20) The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has opened criminal charges against the learner that set the Deputy Principles vehicle alight. The Department will additionally take disciplinary action against the student. Reports indicate that the incident occurred following an altercation between the Principal and learner over confiscating his cellphone. The Police have established search operations to apprehend the learner as he had not returned to the school.
  • DURBAN – 09 SEP 2022 (07H05) The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal is expected to hold its 10th Provincial Conference from today, 09 September, until Sunday, 11 September 2022, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Complex. Members of the ANCYL will elect new leadership among the candidates that have been campaigning for the Provincial Congress.
  • DUNDEE – 09 SEP 2022 (07H50) Protest reported on the R602 between Dundee and Ladysmith in the locality of Wasbank. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded 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.
  • KWADUKUZA – 09 SEP 2022 (08H40) Peaceful protest reported on Paterson Street in the locality of Stanger Provincial Hospital. The reason for the protest remains unknown. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes as traffic delays can be expected on Paterson Street. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 09 SEP 2022

  • LEPHALALE – 09 SEP 2022 (08H00) The Lephalale Local Municipality announced that they are expected to hold a council meeting today, 09 September 2022. The Municipality stated that during the council meeting, they are expected to elect African National Congress (ANC) councillor Aaron Mokgehle as its Mayor following the resignation of interim Mayor Alpheus Thulare. Reports indicate that Thulare resigned due to allegations of pointing a firearm at a civilian, although investigations revealed that Thulare was a few hundred meters from the alleged accuser on the day of the alleged incident.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 09 SEP 2022

  • LYNDENBURG – 07 SEP 2022 (07H20) Protest reported on the R540 and R36 intersection. 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 use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 09 SEP 2022

  • LEDIG – 09 SEP 2022 (01H45) The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is expected to host the 24th Association of Medical Councils of Africa (Amcoa) conference from Sunday, 02 October 2022, until Thursday, 06 October 2022. The conference will be held at Sun City under the theme The Health Workforce of the Future and its Regulation. Amcoa is a voluntary membership organisation of about 30 African countries, which include Health Minister representatives of South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Malawi, Kenya and Ghana. Amcoa had been established to assist African medical and health authorities. During the conference, members are expected to discuss ways of establishing an effective health care sector by assisting various practices. Members will further exchange information during the conference in the interest of public safety.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 09 SEP 2022

  • KIMBERLEY – 08 SEP 2022 (21H45) The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has lifted the ban on the movement of livestock in various areas. This follows as there had not been a reported case, in the included areas, of foot-and-mouth disease in livestock during the three-week ban. The areas included are the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape. However, the movement of livestock is still banned in Limpopo, in addition to Marquard, Viljoenskroon and Harrismith in Free State and KwaNongoma, Ulundi, KwaHlabisa and Mtubatuba in the KwaZulu-Natal area. The Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Ministry will continue to monitor and vaccinate livestock in the areas with confirmed foot-and-mouth disease cases.
  • KIMBERLEY – 09 SEP 2022 (06H20) Protest expected at the Northern Cape Provincial Police office today, 09 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.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 09 SEP 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 08 SEP 2022 (19H00) Protest reported on 35th Avenue between Owen and Lavis Drive in Elsies River. Residents are barricading the road with burning tyres. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched to the scene.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 09 SEP 2022

  • SOWETO: The Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse, announced that he is expected to meet residents of Soweto on Saturday, 10 September 2022.
  • PIETERSBURG/ POLOKWANE: Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party, Julius Malema, is expected to address the Black Lawyers Associations Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 10 September 2022, at 09H30 at the Meropa hotel and Casino.
  • 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).
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 09 SEP 2022 (07H00) Protest expected by members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday, 12 September 2022, at 09H30.
  • 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.
  • LEDIG: The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is expected to host the 24th Association of Medical Councils of Africa (Amcoa) conference from Sunday, 02 October 2022, until Thursday, 06 October 2022.
  • 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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