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20220916 1900 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.
• QONCE/ KING WILLIAM’S TOWN – 16 SEP 2022 (10H00) Peaceful protest reported on Taylor Street at the Community Support Centre in King William’s Town by the Democratic Alliance (DA). Members of the DA are demanding the disbandment of the National Youth Development Agency. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 16 SEP 2022
• 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
• JOHANNESBURG – 16 SEP 2022 (10H40) Protest reported outside the Gauteng Department of Health by members of the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW). Reports indicate that the demonstrators are demanding to be permanently employed after serving the Department for ten years as temporary employees. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 16 SEP 2022 (12H40) The High Court in Gauteng announced that Advocate Malesela Teffo has been struck from the roll of advocates and barred from practising law. The judgement follows after an application by the Legal Practice Council (LPC) to have Teffo suspended after there were at least 22 allegations of misconduct against him, including the misappropriation of funds, unethical behaviour and corruption. Acting Judge Thembi Bokako further noted that Teffo will not be allowed to practise law in the future.
• JOHANNESBURG – 16 SEP 2022 (12H50) UPDATE IFP President Velenkosini Hlabisa delivered the memorandum of demands to the manager of City Press, Timothy Molobi. Hlabisa stated that the IFP has given City Press two weeks to respond to their memorandum. (10H05) Reports indicate that members of the IFP have started to gather at the offices of the City Press for their planned demonstration. (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.
• JOHANNESBURG – 16 SEP 2022 (14H50) The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has rejected three of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) wage increase offers. The public broadcaster, on Thursday, 15 September 2022, revised its wage increase offer following a deadlock in negotiations. SABC is offering an R18,000 once-off payment or a 2% across-the-board increase, an R4,500 once-off payment or a 3% across-the-board increase. The once-off payments will be taxed. CWU Representative Nathan Bowers stated that the union is proceeding with negotiating the picketing guidelines except if the employer resumes the wage increase negotiations.
• SANDTON – 16 SEP 2022 (15H30) Eskom announced the continued implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding until 05H00 on Sunday, 18 September 2022, and thereafter Stage 3 will be implemented until 05H00 on Monday, 19 September 2022. Breakdowns of a generating unit each at Kriel, Majuba and Tutuka power stations over the past 24 hours have necessitated the continuation of loadshedding. On Sunday, Eskom will provide the outlook of the loadshedding stages for the week ahead as the teams are working to return units to service. Eskom currently has 7,210 megawatts (MW) on planned maintenance, while another 15,319MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.
• CENTURION – 16 SEP 2022 (15H50) Parts of Centurion remain without electricity after the NIVS substation was damaged on Thursday evening, 15 September 2022. Areas affected include Southdowns Estate, Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and the Southdowns shopping centre. Metropolitan Spokesperson Lindela Mashigo stated that technicians have managed to restore power to some areas after they detected smoke at the substation. Technicians managed to swiftly restore the power supply to the larger part of Eco Park, which was affected. The substation’s breakdown followed after the Metropolitan raised concerns over its infrastructure and electricity network.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 16 SEP 2022 (16H00) UPDATE President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived at the Vice President’s (VPs) residence at Naval Observatory in Washington DC, where VP Kamala Harris is hosting the President for a meeting to discuss a range of challenges, including gender equality and public health. (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.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 16 SEP 2022 (17H50) Police Minister Bheki Cele has officially handed over the Sword of Command of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to Police National Commissioner Fannie Masemola today, 16 September 2022. The ceremony was held at the SAPS Tshwane Academy. The command has been entrusted to Masemola with effect from 01 April 2022. Masemola served as National Head of Operations, Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Limpopo Provincial Commissioner and Divisional Commissioner, responsible for protection security services and crime intelligence.

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.
• PONGOLA – 16 SEP 2022 (12H25) Protest reported on the N2 between Pongola and Itshelejuba in the locality of Whitecliff. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and heavy motor vehicles (HMV). The reason for the protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Local authorities have been notified.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 16 SEP 2022
• 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.
• MANKWENG – 16 SEP 2022 (18H15) Operation Dudula in Limpopo requested a meeting with foreign national salon owners and shareholders in Mankweng to engage on challenges the operators have with foreign nationals. The meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, 18 September 2022, in Zone-1, Mankweng. This follows after the Sovenga Hairdressers Association presented challenges they are experiencing with foreign national salon operators to Operation Dudula. Operation Dudula Provincial Secretary Julia Makola stated that South African salon operators raised concerns about foreign nationals having lower prices, unregistered businesses, not paying taxes or banking their money which allows them to have lower prices. The Provincial Secretary stated that following the meeting, they will request an official march to engage the relevant stakeholders from Police and Immigration, amongst others, to address the matter.

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.
• WHITE RIVER – 16 SEP 2022 (13H00) Shooting reported on Curlews Road at SmartStone Manufacturer in Rocky’s Drift between White River and Mbombela. Six victims have been shot and injured. The victims have been transported to a hospital. The armed suspects fled the scene. Police and security services have launched a search operation for the suspects. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. The reason for the shooting is unknown at this stage.
• SIYABUSWA – 16 SEP 2022 (17H40) The Premier of Mpumalanga Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane and members of the Executive Council held a three-day service delivery Imbizo in the Dr JS Moroka Municipality area to address challenges faced by community members. The Premier stated that out of 75,000 households in the Dr JS Moroka municipality, over 5,000 households have no access to clean running water. Water provision is the most extensive challenge the community is experiencing. The Premier stated that the Mkhombo dam, which is around 97% completed, will be able to address such challenges. The other challenge that the community of Siyabuswa, Nokaneng, Loding, Sinotlelo and other villages raised include the long distance they must travel to the nearest clinic and hospital. The Premier stated that to address such challenges, they have a memorandum of understanding with the Limpopo Department of Health to assist with critical medical cases that will be transferred to the Philadelphia Hospital in Dennilton.

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.
• SANNIESHOF – 16 SEP 2022 (11H00) Protest reported on the R375 in the locality of Deelpan. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the R375 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 have been notified.
• BRITS – 16 SEP 2022 (11H55) Protest reported on Jericho Road in the locality of Maboloka informal settlement. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the road in the area with burning tyres and debris. Reports indicate that taxi operators are shooting at the demonstrators, as for they are hindering their operations. The reason for the protest was due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• KLERKSDORP – 16 SEP 2022 (12H05) Motorists are advised to remain vigilant travelling on the N12 Road near the Shell Ultra filling station, in the locality of Jouberton informal settlement due to an increase in hijackings and violence. Motorists have been urged to exercise caution along the N12 Road, including in areas such as Klerksdorp Central and Freemanville. Security and authorities have been placed on high-alert and will increase security patrol in the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 16 SEP 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 16 SEP 2022 (16H00) UPDATE ANCYL members march to offices of the Northern Cape Government in Kimberley today, 16 September 2022. The ANCYL handed over a memorandum of grievances to the Premier. The demonstrators are demanding job creation, an end to Gender-Based Violence and for the mines in the province to assist with youth development. The demonstrators have dispersed. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. (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.
• RITCHIE – 16 SEP 2022 (17H00) Residents of Ritchie have raised concerns regarding sewage challenges in the area. The local roads have been affected by sewage spillage. Roads that are affected include Eerste Street in Rietvale, Milky Way and Van Wyk Street, among other streets. Sol Plaatje Municipality Spokesperson Thoko Riet stated that a team had been dispatched to assist with the obstructions. The mechanical team will investigate the pump station to determine the cause of the continued sewage challenges in the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 16 SEP 2022
• 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.
• STRAND – 16 SEP 2022 (10H30) Protest reported on the N2 in the locality of the Somerset West Business Park. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the road. Demonstrators are protesting due to the current loadshedding crisis in South Africa. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• ATLANTIS – 16 SEP 2022 (15H00) UPDATE The Dassenberg Drive/ R307 between Charel Uys Drive and Gouda Street has been reopened to traffic. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. (11H00) Protest reported on Dassenberg Drive/ R307 in Atlantis. Dassenberg Drive is closed between Charel Uys Drive and Gouda Street. Residents are barricading the road. The reason for the protest is unknown at this stage. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 16 SEP 2022
• GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH: Peaceful protest expected at Hobie Beach on Saturday, 17 September 2022, from 14H00.
• MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT: 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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