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20220912 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 12 SEP 2022
• BISHO – 12 SEP 2022 (06H05) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) today, 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.
• EAST LONDON – 12 SEP 2022 (06H05) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) today, 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.
• FORT BEAUFORT – 12 SEP 2022 (08H00) Protest reported on the R63 in Fort Beaufort. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is due 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.
• GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH – 12 SEP 2022 (14H00) UPDATE Demonstrators have set a heavy motor vehicle alight on West Ville Road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police and the relevant authorities are attending to the fire. (13H30) Protest reported on West Ville Road in KwaDwesi near the Westville Junior Primary School. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are monitoring the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 12 SEP 2022
• HOOPSTAD – 12 SEP 2022 (09H35) Protest reported in the vicinity of the Tikwana informal settlement. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded several roads entering the settlement with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to be vigilant when driving in the area. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 12 SEP 2022 (15H50) UPDATE Members of the DA have delivered a memorandum of demands at the Premier’s Office today, 12 September 2022. DA’s provincial leader, Roy Jankielsohn, has led the march. The memorandum contains challenges the area is facing and solutions to the challenges. Chief of Staff, Manko Buffel, has received the memorandum of demands on behalf of the Provincial Premier, Sisi Ntombela. Jankielsohn stated that one of the reasons for the unsafe water that residents in the province consume is the sewage that runs into streams, rivers, through fields, yards and the streets of residents. (06H00) Protest expected by members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) today, 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.
• AGERSFONTEIN – 12 SEP 2022 (17H40) UPDATE President Ramaphosa is attending a briefing session. The President is expected to be briefed by officials at Diamant Hospital and then head to Fouriesmith, where he is set to address more than 200 affected residents who have since been taken to Fouriesmith for shelter. A multidisciplinary response team is conducting a search and rescue operation, providing immediate relief aimed at stabilising the situation in Jagersfontein. (16H20) President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Jagersfontein. The President’s visit started with aerial surveillance of the affected areas to assess the damage caused by the mudslide. (15H10) The Trompsburg-based Kopanong Local Municipality claims that neglect led to the mudslide at Jagersfontein, where a wall of the mine’s tailings dam collapsed. More than 100 people are homeless or destitute, and some of the municipal infrastructures have been damaged. The Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela’s office revised the number of deaths to one instead of three. Mining company Jagersfontein Developments stated that it has set aside R20 million to assist the affected residents and is cooperating with local authorities. (13H45) Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has arrived in Jagersfontein to assess the damages caused by the mudslide in the area. Minister Kubayi is stepping in for Minister of Resources and Energy, Nobuhle Nkabane, who is out of the country. President Ramaphosa is yet to arrive. The Government is making preparations for the affected residents in the area. (02H00) Reports have confirmed that three civilians have died due to the incident. Additionally, six injured members have been transferred to the Albert Nzula in Trompsburg to receive treatment. (00H00) President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit the Jagersfontein community on Monday, 12 September 2022. The community has been evacuated from the area. This follows due to the burst damn mine on Sunday, 11 September 2022, at approximately 06H00. Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela has deployed the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) to assess the damages and assist injured members. Four civilians have been reported as missing, and another 23 have been injured during the incident. Additionally, several houses have been damaged due to the mudslide. The roads have been flooded in the area. The Government will issue relevant updates after receiving a detailed report on the incident.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 12 SEP 2022
• BRAKPAN – 12 SEP 2022 (00H35) Several Ekurhuleni Metro Police officers are expected to appear before the Tsakane Magistrate’s Court today, 12 September 2022. The officers will appear before the courts on charges of murder, attempted murder and defeating the ends of justice. This follows after five Constables, and two Inspectors attacked four civilians at a Langaville shack near Tsakane. During the incident, the officers fatally injured a civilian and injured another.
• SANDTON – 12 SEP 2022 (08H20) Eskom Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha announced that they are expected to hold a media briefing today, 12 September 2022, at 10H00. Mantshantsha stated that during the briefing, they are expected to give updates on the state of the power system, which led to the implementation of loadshedding.
• JOHANNESBURG – 12 SEP 2022 (10H45) Protest reported at the Johannesburg High Court by members of the Patriotic Alliance (PA). The demonstration is in support of the PA Deputy President Kenny Kunene, who is attending his court case after being sued by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• LAWLEY – 12 SEP 2022 (14H15) The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), in a joint operation with a constructor, is conducting an anti-land invasion operation at Kokotela Informal Settlement in Lawley, Johannesburg South. Officers are demolishing unoccupied, and half build illegal structures. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
• SOWETO – 12 SEP 2022 (14H50) UPDATE PUTCO bus drivers at the Dobsonville depot have rejected a new wage offer proposed by the bus company’s management in an attempt to end the ongoing strike. PUTCO tabled a final offer after meeting with trade unions on Sunday, 11 September 2022. The unions led by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) met with members outside the gates of the PUTCO depot in Soweto, where the group had been protesting since the beginning of this month. In its final offer to the bus drivers, PUTCO management announced it would pay the 6% wage increase promised to employees. However, it would not be back-dated. PUTCO stated that it is also willing to pay employees their bonuses over a period of 12 or 18 months. The management added that the 105 employees who were dismissed for misconduct would not be automatically reinstated and would have to go through a separate disciplinary process. (07H15) Protest reported at the Dobsonville Public Utility Transport Corporation (PUTCO) Depot by bus drivers. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded Elias Motsoaledi Road and the entrance to the Depot with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is due to the non-payment of salaries and bonuses. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 12 SEP 2022 (15H30) Deputy President David Mabuza has departed to Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the inauguration of President-elect, William Samoei Ruto, taking place on Tuesday, 13 September 2022. President-elect Ruto invited President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has since delegated the Deputy President to represent the Government and people of South Africa at the inauguration. The inauguration follows the peacefully held national elections on 09 August 2022, wherein Ruto received the majority of votes to become the fifth democratically elected President of the Republic of Kenya.
• SANDTON – 12 SEP 2022 (16H40) UPDATE Eskom’s acting Group Executive for Generation Rhulani Mathebula stated that Eskom’s financial situation in the recent past had a significant impact on how they plan for power outages. Giving an update on the state of the power system during a virtual briefing, Mathebula stated that they found themselves in a situation where they could not have their outages fully funded, and that resulted in a postponement of the outages. Some projects that were supposed to be executed at many of the power stations to ensure continuous reliability have been delayed and postponed. Mathebula stated that their funding is applied based on their philosophy and units that will be running beyond 2035. Hence there is more focus currently on power stations such as Lethabo in the Free State and Matimba in Mpumalanga. (08H20) Eskom Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha announced that they are expected to hold a media briefing today, 12 September 2022. Mantshantsha stated that during the briefing, they are expected to give updates on the state of the power system, which led to the implementation of loadshedding.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 12 SEP 2022
• WASBANK – 12 SEP 2022 (07H20) 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 an alternative route towards Ladysmith. Local authorities are on the scene to monitor the situation.
• UMKOMAAS – 12 SEP 2022 (15H20) UPDATE African National Congress (ANC) eThekwini leaders joined by eThekwini Municipality officials are visiting the residence of ward councillor Mnqobi Molife, who was fatally shot this morning. (14H30) Ward councillor of the eThekwini Metropolitan, Mnqobi Molefe, has been fatally shot in the early hours of this morning, 12 September 2022. Molefe was the councillor for Ward 99 in the Umkomaas area. The circumstances of the incident are unknown at this stage. Police have launched an investigation into the matter.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 12 SEP 2022
• POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 12 SEP 2022 (06H00) Protest expected at the Transport and Community Safety Department today, 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.
• MALAMULELE – 12 SEP 2022 (17H00) The fifth suspect, Tshianeo Munyai, arrested in connection with the murder of Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor Moses Maluleke, appeared in the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court today, 12 September 2022. The accused is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, murder, attempted murder, and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The accused was arrested over the weekend. The matter was postponed until Monday, 19 September 2022, for the accused to secure a legal representative.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 12 SEP 2022
• MASHISHING/ LYDENBURG – 12 SEP 2022 (10H55) Eskom announced that it will implement a planned power interruption on Thursday, 15 September 2022, from 06H00 until 18H00. Eskom stated that the areas affected include Lydenburg Town, Mashishing, Skhila and Sterkspruit. Eskom further noted that the interruption is to allow necessary maintenance work to be conducted at local power stations.
• HAZYVIEW – 12 SEP 2022 (18H00) UPDATE The R536 has been reopened to traffic after being blocked by residents from Shabalala informal settlement. The residents are claiming that the City of Mbombela (CoM) has discontinued their water supply since July 2021 and introduced water tankers. The demonstrators threaten to continue barricading the road during peak hours and set the water tankers alight if the municipality fails to address their grievances. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (07H25) Protest reported on R536 between Hazyview and Phabeni Gate. 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 service delivery issues. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Police have been deployed to the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 12 SEP 2022
• MAHIKENG – 12 SEP 2022 (06H05) Protest expected by members of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) today, 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.
• ZEERUST – 12 SEP 2022 (09H45) UPDATE Reports indicate that the R49 between Zeerust and Mahikeng has been reopened for normal traffic flow. (06H30) Protest reported on the R49 between Zeerust and Mahikeng in the locality of Ottoshoop. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debirs. The reason for the protest is due 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 – NORTHERN CAPE – 12 SEP 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 12 SEP 2022 (06H00) Protest expected at the South African Police Service Kimberly Cluster today, 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.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 12 SEP 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 12 SEP 2022 (11H35) The International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC 2022) is expected to commence at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from today, 12 September 2022, until Friday, 16 September 2022. The INPC conference is overseen by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). The conference program spans a wide range of topics and is inspired by the latest results, developments and innovative ideas across the breadth of nuclear physics, from hadrons to nuclei, fundamental science to applications.
• CAPE TOWN – 12 SEP 2022 (16H00) Protest reported on Albert Philander Way and Dennemere Drive in the Dennemere area. The demonstrators are barricading Albert Philander Way with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 12 SEP 2022
• KWADUKUZA: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to undertake an investment oversight drive in the KwaZulu-Natal province on Tuesday, 13 September 2022.
• 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).
• MASHISHING/ LYDENBURG: Eskom announced that it will implement a planned power interruption on Thursday, 15 September 2022, from 06H00 until 18H00.
• 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.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by members of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) at the offices of the City Press on Friday, 16 September 2022, at 10H00.
• 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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Date:
September 12
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm