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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 09 MAY 2022 (10H00)

May 9

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 09 MAY 2022
• GQEBERHA/PORT ELIZABETH – 08 MAY 2022 (23H45) The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has announced the extension of the party’s Provincial Elective Congress to Monday, 09 May 2022. The extension comes after supporters of Premier Oscar Mabunyane and Babalo Madikizela contested each other to elect the Provincial Chairperson.
• PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA – 09 MAY 2022 (07H10) UPDATE Demonstrations reported at the intersection of R335 and R102 in the vicinity of Planke Blackie shopping mall. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (05H35) Protest reported on Addo Road in Ikamvelihle. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 09 MAY 2022
• PHUTHADITJHABA – 09 MAY 2022 (09H25) Service disruption expected in the De Bult area and Mofumahadi Manapo Mopeli Regional Hospital. The Maluti-A-Phofung (MAP) Water has announced a water disruption due to an obstruction of access to fix the water supply system. MAP Water Spokesperson, Kelopile Mongake, stated that water tankers will be dispatched to the affected areas until MAP Waters’s technicians gain physical access to fix the pipe.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 09 MAY 2022
• ROODEPOORT – 09 MAY 2022 (03H20) Truck attacks reported on the N3 from Johannesburg towards Harrismith. Reports indicate suspects are throwing stones at the trucks on the N3. Truckers are advised to be vigilant when driving in the area.
• JOHANNESBURG – 09 MAY 2022 (08H10) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, from 10H00 at the French Embassy. The EFF members are expected to protest to demand the withdrawal of France from the continent. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 09 MAY 2022
• IXOPO – 09 MAY 2022 (06H10) Attempted Cash in Transit (CIT) robbery reported on the R56 between Richmond and Ixopo. Reports indicate that unidentified suspects attempted to rob an armoured vehicle of an undisclosed amount of money. However, the SBV Security officers repelled the robbery. Reports indicate that an SBV security guard has sustained injuries. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• WASBANK – 09 MAY 2022 (08H15) Protest reported on the R602 between Glencoe and Ladysmith in Wasbank. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 09 MAY 2022
• PIETERSBURG/POLOKWANE – 09 MAY 2022 (07H20) Protest reported outside the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Polokwane Campus. Students have blockaded the entrance of the school following their removal from student residence. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 09 MAY 2022
• WITBANK/EMALAHLENI – 09 MAY 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by residents of Ward 19 and 21 in Duvha Park today, 09 May 2022. The residents are expected to protest against illegal mining activities affecting Duvha Park, El Paso settlement, Tasbet Park, Reyno Ridge and Ben Fleur. The demonstrators are expected to barricade the R544 in the vicinity of Tasbet Spar Store, Jan Lion Cachet bridge between Duvha Park, El Paso settlement, and Tasbet Park. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• NELSPRUIT/MBOMBELA – 09 MAY 2022 (09H05) UPDATE Demonstrations reported outside the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members ahead of the appearance of the three suspects. Heightened Police visibility has been reported outside the Magistrate Court. (07H30) Three suspects are expected to appear at the Nelspruit Magistrate Court in connection to the Hillary Gardee murder case. Hillary Gardee is the daughter of the former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Secretary-General, Godrich Gardee. Gardee was abducted on Friday, 29 April 2022 and was found killed along the Lydenburg road outside Mbombela.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 09 MAY 2022
• SONOP – 09 MAY 2022 (06H05) Protest reported in Sonop. 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 have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 09 MAY 2022
• PRIESKA – 09 MAY 2022 (09H00) Orion Minerals has announced that it has signed non-binding term sheets for a US$87 million funding package with Triple Flag company that will advance its Prieska Copper-Zinc Mine in the province. The funding package is expected to underpin an early production scenario at Prieska that includes a plan to bring forward production from the open pit while dewatering the underground mine in preparation for long-term operations.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 09 MAY 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 08 MAY 2022 (23H50) Shooting reported in Khayelitsha Site C, Western Cape. Reports indicate that a mass shooting occurred in the vicinity of Khayelitsha Site C. Police are yet to confirm the number of fatalities. Civilians and motorists are advised to remain vigilant at all times.
• CAPE TOWN – 09 MAY 2022 (06H25) The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, is expected to deliver the 2022 Investing in Africa Mining Indaba opening address today, 09 May 2022, from 09H00 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The Government is expected to participate in the 2022 Investing in Africa Mining Indaba to be convened under the theme Evolution of African Mining, Investing in the Energy Transition, Environmental Social and Governance (ESG), and the Economies. President Cyril Ramaphosa is also expected to deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, 10 May 2022, from 09H30 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The Indaba is expected to bring together global leaders, captains of the industry, and investors to engage in the future of mining and explore ways to attract investments in African mining. Delegates at the Conference are further expected to examine challenges faced by the industry and explore opportunities to be embraced amid concerns regarding climate change and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 09 MAY 2022
• MAHIKENG: Unrest expected on Tuesday, 10 May 2022, Mahikeng. Residents are expected to embark on a shutdown against the high crime rate in the area due to Mapontero gang members.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the Union Buildings on Wednesday, 11 May 2022. The Democracy in Action (DIA) and community members are expected to march against loadshedding.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA: Protest expected by members affiliated with the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union (YNITU) on Thursday, 12 May 2022, at the South African Nurses Council (SANC) offices.
• KIMBERLEY: The Sol Plaatje Municipality announced a planned water shutdown on Thursday, 12 May 2022, until Sunday, 15 May 2022.
• DURBAN: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an international conference at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban from 15 May 2022 until 20 May 2022.
• CAROLINA: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit the Gert Sibande District Municipality on Friday, 20 May 2022, to engage with community members during a Presidential Imbizo.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, from 10H00 at the French Embassy.

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