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20220916 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

September 16

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 16 SEP 2022

  • GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH – 16 SEP 2022 (06H30) Protest reported on Kragga Kamma Road near Running Waters. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The protest is due to the Municipality disconnecting illegal power connections and poor service delivery in the area. 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 – FREE STATE – 16 SEP 2022

  • JAGERSFONTEIN – 15 SEP 2022 (19H30) Residents of Jagersfontein has met with several lawyers to discuss prosecuting the Jagersfontein Developments (JDP) mine, following the dam wall that collapsed on Sunday, 11 September 2022, causing damage to the local community. Community leader, Lefa Shale, stated that the residents have not agreed on the amount or taken a decision to make an application in court yet, as some of the affected residents are still housed in shelters. Residents are expected to meet and make a decision with lawyers on how to proceed with claims against the mine at a later time. Over 200 people have been affected and have since been taken to Fauresmith, a few kilometres from Jagersfontein. The mine has, however, availed R20 million to help and assist affected residents.
  • HARRISMITH – 16 SEP 2022 (06H10) Protest expected by residents of Harrismith at the Local Municipality’s office today, 16 September 2022. Reports indicate that the demonstration is due to residential areas not having access to electricity for the past few days. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Local authorities have been notified and will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 16 SEP 2022 (08H25) The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, is expected to conduct a working visit to Bloemfontein today, 16 September 2022. Reports indicate that during Mbalula’s visit, he is expected to assess the progress made on the reconstruction of the Moshoeshoe Road. Thereafter Mbalula is expected to conduct a ministerial imbizo with the community around Rocklands.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 16 SEP 2022

  • SOWETO – 15 SEP 2022 (20H50) The Johannesburg Public Safety Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC), David Tembe, stated that the department will increase Police visibility in Eldorado Park in response to residents’ memorandum of demands delivered to the Police Station. Eldorado Park residents have been protesting against gun violence, drug-related crimes and gangsterism in the area. This follows after two victims have been killed during the weekend and the discovery of six suspected illegal miners’ bodies in nearby Bosmont. A total of 13 killings have been reported in the area in a short timeframe.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 16 SEP 2022 (06H00) President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to meet the President of the United States (US), Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington today, 16 September 2022. During the visit, Ramaphosa and Biden are expected to discuss bilateral matters in the sectors of trade, investment, climate and energy. Discussions are also expected to include collaboration in efforts to address regional and global challenges of mutual concern.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 16 SEP 2022 (06H05) Protest expected by members of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) at the offices of the City Press today, 16 September 2022, at 10H00. Reports indicate that the members are expected to gather at the Rose Garden Park in Randburg before embarking on their planned protest action to the City Press against the alleged abuse by editor Mondli Makhanya. This follows after Makhanya recently wrote a piece about former IFP leader and founder Prince Buthelezi, accusing him of being a mass murderer. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 16 SEP 2022

  • DURBAN – 16 SEP 2022 (06H50) Protest reported on the M35 in the locality of Orient Hills. 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.
  • DURBAN – 16 SEP 2022 (07H45) Protest reported at the Bram Fischer Road and Walnut Road intersection. Reports indicate that the demonstrators are protesting towards the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC). The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to salary increases and poor service delivery. 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 – LIMPOPO – 16 SEP 2022

  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 15 SEP 2022 (20H30) Ward committee members have marched to the municipal offices in Polokwane today, 15 September 2022, due to the non-payment of salaries. The ward committees were formed in February 2022 following local government elections in November 2021. Ward committees are formed to work with communities and councillors on service delivery challenges. The municipality has, however, resolved to dissolve the ward committees and re-run their elections. Over 35 ward committee members from Moletjie, Mankweng, and Seshego villages marched to the Polokwane Municipality to demand answers on the non-payment of their salaries. The demonstrators submitted their memorandum to the office of the Mayor, calling for the council to rescind its resolution to nullify their election. Polokwane Municipality Spokesperson Thipa Selala stated that procedures were not followed when the ward committees were elected and must be re-run.
  • MODIMOLLE/ NYLSTROOM – 16 SEP 2022 (06H40) Protest reported on the R101 in the locality of the Phagameng informal settlement. 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 avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 16 SEP 2022

  • MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT – 16 SEP 2022 (09H00) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party is expected to hold its Provincial People’s Assembly (PPA) on Saturday, 17 September 2022, at the Nutting House Lodge. EFF leader in the Mpumalanga Province, Collen Sedibe, stated that during the assembly they are expected to exchange views and ideas to grow the party for the upcoming 2024 general elections. Sedibe urged members of the EFF attending the assembly to remain disciplined and united to avoid unnecessary violence.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 16 SEP 2022

  • MAHIKENG – 16 SEP 2022 (06H05) Deputy President David Mabuza, as Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team, is expected to engage with Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders at the Old Parliament Building in Mahikeng today, 16 September 2022, from 10H00. The meeting is a continuation of the provincial visits the Deputy President has been making to resolve some of the challenges raised by the sector and ensure that Traditional and Khoi-San leaders play their role in rural development, social cohesion and nation building. Through these engagements, the Government is committed to working together with Traditional and Khoi-San leaders to mobilise communities against poverty, inequality, unemployment, diseases and illiteracy. Deputy President Mabuza will be joined by the Premier of the North West Province, Bushy Maape, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Mcebisi Skwatsha, Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Obed Bapela, together with Members of the Provincial Executive Council. President Cyril Ramaphosa established the Inter-Ministerial Task Team to provide institutional mechanisms to support dialogue, achieve consensus and build a social compact between Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders, Government and other relevant stakeholders.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 16 SEP 2022

  • KIMBERLEY – 15 SEP 2022 (19H45) Northern Cape Police have arrested fifty foreign nationals at a landfill site in Kimberley during a multi-disciplinary operation called Vuthu Hawe. The operation has been conducted by South African Police Service (SAPS) members from Kimberley, Modderivier, Galeshewe and Kagisho police stations. The operation targeted several criminal activities, including undocumented people and drug trafficking. Northern Cape Police Spokesperson Dikeledi Gopane stated that Police also confiscated weapons, including knives. External role players included the Department of Home Affairs and Sol Plaatje Municipal Security, who embarked on activities at the municipal landfill area.
  • KIMBERLEY – 16 SEP 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by members of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) today, 16 September 2022, from 08H00 until 10H00. Reports indicate that the demonstrators are expected to gather at Kemo Park and march towards the Premier’s office to hand over a memorandum of demand. The ANCYL demands the building, growing and empowering of youth in the Province. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 16 SEP 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 15 SEP 2022 (19H00) National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, announced that political parties submitted 17 names for panel members to assess the African Transformation Movement’s (ATM) motion against President Cyril Ramaphosa. Mapisa-Nqakula has appointed three people to serve on the panel. ATM Leader, Vuyolwethu Zungula, invoked Section 89 of the Constitution and National Assembly Rule 129C for Ramaphosa to be removed from office following the Phala Phala robbery. In correspondence with political parties, Mapisa-Nqakula stated that all three individuals had been issued letters subject to concluding all the procurement processes. The panel will have 30-days to assess if any evidence exists for a Section 89 inquiry that may lead to the removal of President Ramaphosa from office. The ultimate removal of a President would require a two-thirds majority vote in the National Assembly as provided for in terms of Section 89 of the Constitution. The grounds for the removal of a President are serious misconduct, a serious violation of the Constitution or an inability to perform the functions of the office.
  • CAPE TOWN – 16 SEP 2022 (06H00) The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate announced a planned 75-hour water disruption from today, 16 September 2022, from 01H00 until Monday, 19 September 2022, at 03H00. The Directorate noted that the areas affected by the planned water network maintenance include Pelican Heights, Peacock Close and Schaapkraal. The Directorate further noted that water tankers will be placed in the areas to provide water for essential use.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 16 SEP 2022

  • GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH: Peaceful protest expected at Hobie Beach on Saturday, 17 September 2022, from 14H00.
  • MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT – 16 SEP 2022 (09H00) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party is expected to hold its Provincial People’s Assembly (PPA) on Saturday, 17 September 2022, at the Nutting House Lodge.
  • 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.
  • MODJADJISKLOOF: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the Kgapane Township, Mopani. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
  • APEL: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Apel, Sekhukhune. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
  • BELA-BELA: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Bela Bela, Waterberg. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
  • MALAMULELE: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Malamulele town, Vhembe. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Polokwane, Capricorn. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 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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