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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 05 APR 2022 (10H00)
SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 05 APR 2022
- BHISHO – 05 APR 2022 (07H15) The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) has announced a planned power outage in Bhisho on Wednesday, 06 April 2022, from 06H00 until 18H00. The purpose of the power interruption is for the Municipality BCMM to commission the Scada System. The following areas will be affected Khawuta Street, Circular Drive/Bambo Street, Chungwa Street and the R63. The Municipality stated that updates will be provided to the public as the situation progresses.
SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 05 APR 2022
- WELKOM – 05 APR 2022 (07H45) Protest expected by Students of the Central University of Technology (CUT) Welkom Campus today, 05 April 2022, from 12H00. The students are expected to gather at Small Teba. The demonstrators are expected to protest due to the lack of accommodation for students. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 05 APR 2022
- TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 04 APR 2022 (19H15) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit plus the Republic of Mozambique, the Kingdom of eSwatini and Personnel Contributing Countries, scheduled to be held from today, 04 April 2022, in Pretoria, has been postponed to a yet-to-be-announced date. South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor has stated that the postponement has been occasioned by the absence of the Presidents of Mozambique and Botswana.
- TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 04 APR 2022 (20H45) UPDATE President Ramaphosa announced the end of the National State of Disaster (NSD) from 00H00, 05 April 2022. A few transitional measures will remain in place for a period of 30 days after the termination of the NSD to ensure essential public health precautions and other necessary services are not interrupted while the new regulations in terms of the National Health Act come into effect. All citizens are still required to wear a face mask in an indoor public space. The existing restrictions on gatherings will continue as a transitional measure. This means that both indoor and outdoor venues can take up to 50% of their capacity without any maximum limit, provided that proof of vaccination or a COVID-19 test not older than 72-hours is required for entrance to the venue. Where there is no provision for proof of vaccination or a COVID-19 test, then the current upper limit of 1,000 people indoors and 2,000 people outdoors will remain. The existing provisions with respect to international travel remain in place. This means that travellers entering South Africa will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours. If a traveller does not submit a vaccine certificate or proof of a negative COVID-19 test, they will be required to do an antigen test on arrival. If they test positive for COVID-19, they will need to isolate for ten days. The directions that provide for the payment of the special R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant will remain in place. Directions that provide for the extension of the validity of a learner’s licence, driving licence card, licence disc, professional driving permit and registration of a motor vehicle will remain in place. All other disaster regulations will fall away at midnight tonight. These include regulations on the isolation, schools and access to nursing homes, public transport, initiation practices, cargo transportation, and criminalisation of non-adherence to these rules. The COVID-19 Alert Levels will no longer apply. The COVID-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme will continue after the end of the NSD. The Scheme will only be terminated once it has achieved its purpose. (20H05) President Ramaphosa has begun to address the nation. (18H20) President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation at 20H00 today, 04 April 2022. President Ramaphosa will discuss the developments in South Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (20H05) President Ramaphosa has begun to address the nation. (18H20) President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation at 20H00 today, 04 April 2022. President Ramaphosa will discuss the developments in South Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 05 APR 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by the members of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) today, 05 April 2022, at the Department of Higher Education and Training from 10H00. The EFFSC members are expected to protest to demand free education and demand The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, to step down. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
- PRETORIA – 05 APR 2022 (07H50) President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi as Acting Minister of Public Service and Administration. This follows after Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo’s appointment as an Executive Director on the board of the World Bank in Washington in the United States.
- TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 05 APR 2022 (09H10) UPDATE Police have dispersed demonstrations. The road has been reopened for traffic flow. The situation remains volatile. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. (05H20) Protest reported on Moloto Road/R573 in Roodeplaat. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 05 APR 2022
- MTUBATUBA – 05 APR 2022 (06H30) Protest expected today, 05 April 2022, on the R618 between Mtubatuba and St Lucia. The demonstrators are expected to protest due to land claims on the iSimangaliso property in the vicinity of the 121 Battalion Military base. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 05 APR 2022
- PIETERSBURG/POLOKWANE – 05 APR 2022 (08H30) Protest expected by the South African Students Congress (SASCO) members today, 05 April 2022, at the University of Limpopo. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand their National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) student allowances. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 05 APR 2022
- NELSPRUIT/MBOMBELA – 04 APR 2022 (23H20) The African National Congress (ANC) has requested Mandla Msibi to step down as the Mpumulanga Treasurer. This follows after his election during the ANC provincial conference. Msibi is on trial for two murders and a charge of attempted murder. The request was made in solidarity with the National Conference from 26 March 2021 to 29 March 2021. During the conference, the National Executive Committee (NEC) noted that members who have been charged with corruption or other serious crimes must step aside. Members who fail to step aside are expected to be suspended.
SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 05 APR 2022
- MAHIKENG – 04 APR 2022 (19H50) The North West Provincial Government has forfeited monies to the National Treasury after failing to use the funds. The Provincial Government had to return R17-billion to the National Government due to different departments failing to spend their budgets. The Legislature’s Portfolio Committee Chairperson, Aaron Motswana, stated that departments fell short of the mandated 75% expenditure objective.
SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 05 APR 2022
- KIMBERLEY – 04 APR 2022 (23H00) Sol Plaatjie Executive Mayor Kagisho Sonyoni has been elected as the African National Congress Youth Leagues (ANCYL) Chairperson. This follows after the regional conference on Saturday at Boontjieskraal. The ANCYL is expected to regulate the affairs of the youth in addition to defending democratical gains.
- POSTMASBURG – 05 APR 2022 (06H30) Protest reported on the R325 in the vicinity of D & D Conversion and towards Kuruman. The reason for the protest is unknown at this stage. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 05 APR 2022
- CAPE TOWN – 04 APR 2022 (19H30) Building fire reported on Drury Road in Capricorn Park. An apartment building has caught fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. Emergency services have been dispatched to the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
UPCOMING EVENTS – 05 APR 2022
- TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected by the members of the Forgotten Nation on Wednesday, 06 April 2022, at the Department of Employment and Labour.
- CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at Ruperts Farm in Stellenbosch on Wednesday, 06 April 2022.
- BLOEMFONTEIN: The pre-trial hearing of former Premier Ace Magashule and co-accused in the asbestos corruption case is expected to start on Sunday, 10 April 2022.
- BLOEMFONTEIN: Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to appear in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein on Monday, 11 April 2022.
- KING WILLIAMS: Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality is expected to hold elections for Ward 33 on Wednesday, 20 April 2022.
- RUSTENBURG: Unrest expected at the Olympia Park Stadium by Operation Dudula members from 09H00 on 27 April 2022.
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