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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 11 FEB 2022 (19H00)

February 11

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 11 FEB 2022

  • GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH – 11 FEB 2022 (07H30) Protest reported on R75/ R367 between Uitenhage and Despatch. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Police are aware of the situation.
  • MOUNT FRERE – 11 FEB 2022 (12H45) UPDATE Looting reported on the N2 Mount Frere. Community members are stealing goods off the trucks that have collided. Authorities are aware of the situation. (08H40) Road closure reported on N2 Mount Frere due to two trucks that had collided. Emergency and rescue services have been dispatched to the scene. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.
  • PORT ELIZABETH/ GQEBERHA – 11 FEB 2022 (13H30) The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality has announced an electrical outage in Uitenhage, Kariega. This interruption is due to the tollgate substation, Van Riebeek 11 kiloVolts (kV) circuit breaker that has tripped. The affected sub-stations include the Van Riebeek, Protea, Mosel, and Market. The Municipality has deployed a technical team to assess the damages and restoration of supply. The Municipality will provide further updates as the situation progresses.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 11 FEB 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 11 FEB 2022 (08H00) The National Education, Health, and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) have expressed their concerns over the water leakage on the ceiling at the Pelonomi Hospital’s Maternity ward. The Secretary of NEHAWU’s Mangaung branch, Thabo Nkomo, has stated that the union have been urging the hospital to repair the issues, however, they had been disregarded. The Free State Department of Health has been notified following the matter.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 11 FEB 2022 (12H30) The Siyangena Technologies Company has appealed the Pretoria High Court’s judgment of October 2020, setting aside contracts with The Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (Prasa) at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein. The company has appealed the decision arguing that it had won contracts unlawfully for the amount of R6-billion. Following this, Werksmans Attorneys have withdrawn their defence for Prasa due to non-payment. Meanwhile, the civil society coalition, UniteBehind, will approach the court to compel Prasa to ensure its representation in the SCA by lawyers concerning the matter

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 11 FEB 2022

  • RANDFONTEIN – 11 FEB 2022 (09H15) Cash in transit (CIT) robbery reported at the Village Square Shopping centre in Randfontein. Unidentified suspects have robbed an armoured vehicle (AV) and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Authorities have been dispatched to the scene. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.
  • CARLETONVILLE – 11 FEB 2022 (11H30) Attempted cash in transit (CIT) robbery reported on R501 between Carletonville and Westonaria. Reports indicate that five suspects attempted to rob an armoured vehicle (AV). However, the suspects had failed to steal an undisclosed amount of money. A Police officer had sustained a gunshot wound during the robbery. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Authorities are on the scene.
  • CARLETONVILLE – 11 February 2022 (14H00) The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Solidarity and the United Association of South Africa (UASA) are expected to hold a mass meeting on Sunday, 13 February 2022, at Driefontein’s Masizakhele Stadium from 09H00. The meeting will be held to address workers on the developments on the conditional offer on wages and employment tabled by Sibanye Stillwater during the wage discussions at the Birchwood conference on Friday, 04 February 2022.
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 11 FEB 2022 (15H00)  The Department of Employment and Labour has filed papers in court today, 11 February 2022, against Huawei Technologies South Africa. This follows after an audit in 2020 and found that the company employed 90% foreign nationals, which violates the Employment Equity Policy (EAP).
  • VEREENIGING – 11 FEB 2022 (15H35) Five Police officers have been arrested today, 11 February 2022, during a raid led by the Member of the Executive (MEC) for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko and the Emfuleni Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Public Safety, Ndade Mokoena. The officers have been found in possession of drugs following complaints of illegal activity from commuters at a local taxi rank. The officers are expected to appear in court soon.
  • SOWETO – 11 FEB 2022 (15H50) Protest reported on the intersection of Main Street and the R558 in the vicinity of Snake Park. 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 – 11 FEB 2022

  • DURBAN – 11 FEB 2022 (04H20) British Petroleum Company Limited (BP) and Shell have announced the scheduled indefinite halt of operations at Sapref in Durban from March 2022. The companies recently released a joint statement announcing that the decision has been concluded to allow informed finalisation on the various options available to the shareholders, a sale option being the most preferred. BP and Shell have stated that a spending freeze and a halt of refinery operations for an indefinite period are expected to be initiated by March 2022. Sapref is the largest crude oil refinery in Southern Africa, accounting for 35% of South Africa’s refining capacity. BP and Shell have noted that they are expected to utilise other existing assets and trading arrangements to ensure the ongoing security of fuel supply to the country and their consumers.
  • NDUNDULU – 11 FEB 2022 (06H40) Protest reported on R34 in Ndundulu. Community members are protesting due to poor service delivery related to water outages. The community have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are being dispatched to the scene.
  • DURBAN – 11 FEB 2022 (12H00) Fire reported at the Effingham informal settlement in Sim Place, Durban. Emergency services have been dispatched to the scene. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.
  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 11 FEB 2022 (16H30) The Msuduzi Electricity Department has announced a planned road closure on Sunday, 13 February 2022, from 07H00 until 17H00. The road closure will be undertaken to install electrical cable ducts under the road. The affected routes include the intersection of Boshoff Street and Victoria Road, Chatterton Road and Parking Road. Motorists are advised to use Dr Chota Motala road and Church Street as alternative routes. The Department has stated that it will provide updates as the situation progresses.
  • KWADUKUZA – 11 FEB 2022 (18H00) The KwaDukuza Municipality has announced a planned water outage is expected on Saturday, 12 February 2022, from 04H00 until 16H00. The water outages will be implemented to repair a leak detected on the scour valve between the Darnall traffic lights and Hlomendlini. The affected areas will include KwaDukuza Central Business District, Darnall, Zamani, Zinkwazi, San Souci, Sakhamkhanya, Ekamu, Mdlebeni, Sokesimbone, Glenhills, Town View, Hill Crescent, Industrial Area, Lindelani, New Guelderland, Warrenton, Stanger Manor, Oceanview, Indian Village, Sunny Park, Mbozamo, Shakaville, Blythedale Beach and Gledhow North Village. The Municipality stated that it will provide updates as the situation progresses.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 11 FEB 2022

  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBERG – 11 FEB 2022 (08H30) The Hawks are investigating the Limpopo Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Sports, Arts and Culture for allegedly relocating the site of a new R23-million community library from Dumela village to another village that had not applied for it. This follows after the Dumela village community development forum made a complaint of corruption in January 2022 against MEC Thandi Moraka, who had allocated the library to be moved to Mulamula village in 2019. The local leadership, Mafemani Dumela, has accused Moraka of corrupt activities over the decision to relocate the library.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 11 FEB 2022

  • MALELANE – 11 FEB 2022 (06H00) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has announced plans to demonstrate to South African entrepreneur Johann Rupert, properties to express their condemnation for the arrival of the European settlers 370 years ago. The EFF is expected to engage with Rupert by marching to the land he claims to own in the Western Cape and Mpumalanga. Rupert allegedly owns a L’Ormains wine estate in Franschhoek in the Western Cape and a Leopard Creek Golf Estate near the Crocodile River and bordering the Kruger National Park near Malalane, Nkomazi local municipality in Mpumalanga. This announcement follows after a press briefing held on Thursday, 10 February 2022, by the leader of the EFF, Julius Malema.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 11 FEB 2022

  • STILFONTEIN – 11 FEB 2022 (09H45) The City of Motlosana has announced a planned water interruption in Stilfontein and Khuma from 12 February 2022 until 13 February 2022 from 06H00 to 18H00. The affected areas in Stilfontein will include extensions one and two, and in Khuma, the affected areas will include extensions one until ten. The interruption is due to the cleaning and disinfection of the Stilfontein Mines Roads Reservoirs and Khuma Extension 8 Reservoir. The City has further stated that water tankers will be deployed to assist the affected communities.
  • LICHTENBURG – 11 FEB 2022 (10H15) The Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Lenah Miga, has announced that the Ditsobotla Local Municipality in the North West will not be placed under section 139 (1)(b) intervention. This follows after the Municipality has been experiencing council meeting disruptions, amongst others following a municipal manager’s dismissal and an appointment of an acting municipal manager. Miga has stated that the councillors are able to manage without a municipal manager and render satisfactory service delivery. Meanwhile, the motion of no confidence against Ditsobotla Mayor Stockie Mokgothu, presented by the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), has been called off. This follows after the North West High Court ruling that dismissed an interdict application by former acting municipal manager Mongale Letlhaku, who wanted to be reinstated to his position.
  • ZILKAATS ESTATE – 11 FEB 2022 (11H00) Road closure reported on N4 at Brits Plaza Tollgate due to an active crime scene. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Authorities are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 11 FEB 2022

  • MOTHIBISTAD – 11 FEB 2022 (06H45) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has announced plans to demonstrate to the Joe Morolong Local Municipality in the Northern Cape. The EFF will be demanding jobs from the private sector for the community, the youth and the poor. This announcement follows after the EFF held its 24th War Council Meeting of the Second National People’s Assembly on Thursday, 10 February 2022.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 11 FEB 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 11 FEB 2022 (06H20) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has announced plans to embark on a recruitment campaign in Soweto by the end of February 2022. The EFF has aimed to allocate a target to each province, with the party’s central command team monitoring each region. Meanwhile, the party has decided to remove Vuyani Pambo as its National Spokesperson and will be replaced by Vuyani Pambo. Leigh-Anne Mathys, who served as the Treasurer-General, has been appointed as the party’s Spokesperson, with Sinawo Tambo, an EFF Member of Parliament (MP). The EFF also plans to embark on several campaigns in 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN – 11 FEB 2022 (16H50) Protest reported at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Rondebosch. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators have blocked M3 Rhodes Drive, Madiba Circle Slipway, Rhodes Memorial Street from the M63. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 11 FEB 2022

  • POTCHEFSTROOM: Protest expected by members affiliated with The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on Monday, 14 February 2022 from 10H00 at the Department of Education.
  • BISHO: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Thursday, 17 February at the Provincial Legislature from 14H00.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana is expected to deliver the inaugural National Budget Speech on Wednesday, 23 February 2022.
  • JOHANNESBURG: South African Airways (SAA) announced that it will resume flights to Durban with three daily return flights from 04 March 2022.

 

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