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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 11 MAY 2022 (10H00)

May 11

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 11 MAY 2022
• MHLAKULO – 11 MAY 2022 (06H50) Protest reported on the N2 between Mthatha and Qumbu in the vicinity of Mhlakulo. 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 – FREE STATE – 11 MAY 2022
• ALLANRIDGE – 10 MAY 2022 (19H30) Farmers in the Allanridge area barricaded the S86 road with pick-up trucks and trailers today, 10 May 2022. The demonstrators have been protesting against the Road Department’s inability to repair the R30. This follows several motor vehicle accidents on the R30 outside Allanridge due to road damage. The demonstrators stated that the S86 road could not sustain the traffic. The demonstrators closed the road for an hour and stated that if their grievances were not addressed, they will close the road longer.
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 11 MAY 2022 (08H40) Premier Sisi Ntombela is expected to hold a meeting with the Members of the Executive Council (MECs) today, 11 May 2022, at the Civic Centre from 19H00. The meeting is expected to be held to address issues of poor service delivery highlighted during the recent Presidential Imbizo and address solutions to resolve the issues.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 11 MAY 2022
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 10 MAY 2022 (18H40) Business robbery reported at Engen Techno Park on John Vorster Drive in Highveld. Four armed suspects committed a robbery and shot one victim. The suspects fled the scene on foot. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police and emergency services have been dispatched to the scene.
• JOHANNESBURG – 10 MAY 2022 (19H00) The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) held a meeting with employees in the bus sector today, 10 May 2022. NUMSA met together with other recognised unions as parties under the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) at City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport. The unions have signed a wage agreement for workers to receive a wage increase of 6%. This increase will also extend to all allowances and benefits. The agreement is a one-year agreement, and it is effective from 01 April 2022.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 11 MAY 2022 (06H00) Protest expected at the Union Buildings today, 11 May 2022. The Democracy in Action (DIA) members are expected to march against loadshedding. Demonstrators will gather at Church Square at 10H00 and march to the Union Buildings. Motorists are advised to be vigilant during the march. Police are aware of the protest.
• VANDERBIJLPARK – 11 MAY 2022 (06H05) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) at the ArcelorMittal South Africa in Vanderbijlpark today, 11 May 2022, from 10H00. The NUMSA members are expected to protest to demand 10% wage increases, housing allowance, 80% medical aid contribution from the employer and the removal of Labour Brokers and insourcing of temporary employees. The demonstrators are expected to disperse from 12H00. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 11 MAY 2022 (07H20) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) at Xtremetec Management and Consulting offices today, 11 May 2022. NUMSA members are expected to protest at the Xtremetec Management and Consulting offices, which is responsible for the Areyeng Tshwane Rapid Transit (BRT) bus system in the City of Tshwane. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand a transport allowance of R2500 and a nightshift allowance of R60 per hour. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 11 MAY 2022 (08H00) Protest expected by the African People’s Convention (APC)members today, 11 May 2022, at the Union Buildings. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Church Square from 10H00 and march to the Union Buildings. The demonstrators are expected to protest against the privatisation of Eskom and demand the end of loadshedding and demand Minister Pravin Gordhan to resign. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 11 MAY 2022
• ILLOVU – 10 MAY 2022 (20H05) Protest reported on the R603 near the U Save Store in Illovo. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched to the scene. Previously, community members protested due to poor service delivery in the area.
• DURBAN – 10 MAY 2022 (20H45) Shooting reported on Alice and Grey Street in Durban Central. A suspect has been shot. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
• DURBAN – 10 MAY 2022 (23H30) The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Health Department has announced that they are expected to channel R200 million from their budget towards repairing infrastructure damaged by recent floods. Health Minister of the Executive Council (MEC) Nomagugu Simelane stated that the KZN province is still awaiting National funding and therefore have to halt maintenance work on facilities to repair infrastructure in the Province. Simelane stated that budget cuts have consequences for the implementation of day-to-day operations. Francois Rodgers, leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Province, stated that there are no indications of National funding. Therefore, provincial departments need to ensure to reprioritise their budget to repair damaged infrastructure.
• DURBAN – 10 MAY 2022 (23H55) The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced that the N2, between Umzinto and Umgababa, on the South Coast, will reopen on 15 May 2022. SANRAL stated that the road had been closed as a result of the April floods. Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula stated that his department and the provincial government are expected to contribute R5 billion towards the reconstruction of road infrastructure in the Province. SANRAL stated that more contractors are expected to start with the rehabilitation of roads at the end of May 2022 after all road investigations have been conducted.
• NEW GERMANY – 11 MAY 2022 (06H20) Protest reported at the intersection of Otto Volek Road and Nipper Road. 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.
• KWADUKUZA – 11 MAY 2022 (06H40) Protest reported at Pamhaven Rise in the vicinity of the Divine Life Society of South Africa (SA). 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.
• NEWCASTLE – 11 MAY 2022 (07H25) UPDATE Demonstrations reported at the entrance of ArcelorMittal in Madadeni. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. (06H15) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) at the ArcelorMittal South Africa in Newcastle today, 11 May 2022, from 10H00. The NUMSA members are expected to protest to demand 10% wage increases, housing allowance, 80% medical aid contribution from the employer and the removal of Labour Brokers and insourcing of temporary employees. The demonstrators are expected to disperse from 12H00. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• INANDA – 11 MAY 2022 (07H50) UPDATE Demonstrations reported in the vicinity of Bhambayi Store on Fernham Drive and Mambha Stores on Westham Drive. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (07H30) Protest reported on Curnick Ndlovu Highway/M25. 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 – LIMPOPO – 11 MAY 2022
• MOKOPANE/ POTGIETERSRUS – 10 MAY 2022 (20H00) Limpopo Police have arrested four suspects allegedly responsible for the murder of two African National Congress (ANC) Mogalakwena Councillors, Vaaltyn Kekana and Ralph Kanyane. The suspects were arrested today, 10 May 2022, at Sekgakgapheng, Moshate, Tshamahansi and Mokopane town. The victims were sitting in a vehicle in Mokopane town on 23 July 2019 when the gunman allegedly approached and fired shots at them at close range. The victims wanted to expose alleged tender fraud within the Mogalakwena Municipality.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 11 MAY 2022
• NELSPRUIT/ MBOMBELA – 10 MAY 2022 (19H45) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is calling for the immediate evacuation of all students who reside at Insika Guest House in Mbombela. This follows after owner Philemon Lukhele appeared in court on Monday, 09 May 2022, in connection with the murder of Hillary Gardee. Lukhele appeared with Albert Gama and Sipho Mkhatshwa in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on charges of sexual assault, murder, kidnapping, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and conspiracy to commit murder. The University of Mpumalanga terminated its contracts with Lukhele. The EFF is also calling for the immediate termination of employment of Lukhele as Chief Researcher for the African National Congress (ANC) caucus at the Mpumalanga provincial legislature.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 11 MAY 2022
• KLERKSDORP – 11 MAY 2022 (09H30) The Provincial Legislature’s Standing Committee on Provincial Public Accounts (SCOPA) is expected to hold a follow-up meeting oversight meeting today, 11 May 2022, with Matlosana Local Municipality over Dikopane Projects Management’s refuse removal project matter from 14H00 at the Legislature Auditorium.
• BRITS – 11 MAY 2022 (09H35) UPDATE Demonstrations reported outside the Madibeng Municipal offices. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (07H00) Protest reported on Sonop Road. Residents 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 – 11 MAY 2022
• WARRENTON – 11 MAY 2022 (06H05) Protest expected on the N12 in Warrenton today, 11 May 2022, from 06H00 by community members. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• KIMBERLEY – 11 MAY 2022 (08H50) Protest reproted on Seochoareng Street. 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 – WESTERN CAPE – 11 MAY 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 10 MAY 2022 (23H00) The Provincial Water and Sanitation Department has urged residents to use water sparing as the water supply is expected to run dry. Officials stated that the Theewaterskloof Dam is just under the 68% mark in water capacity. Officials further stated that there is a positive outlook as rainfall is expected during the coming winter months, which will improve the situation.
• CAPE TOWN – 11 MAY 2022 (03H45) Road closure expected on 14 May 2022 on the N7 Southbound and Northbound at Potsdam. The closure is due to routine maintenance work between the hours of 09H00 until 18H00. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes as both lanes are expected to be closed.
• CAPE TOWN – 11 MAY 2022 (03H55) Road closure expected on 15 May 2022, Northbound at Bosmansdam Road. The closure is due to routine maintenance work between the hours of 09H00 until 18H00. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes as both lanes are expected to be closed.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 11 MAY 2022
• 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.
• SANDTON: The African National Congress (ANC) in the Johannesburg Region is expected to hold its 15th Regional Conference from Friday, 13 May 2022, until Sunday, 15 May 2022, at the Cedar Woods Hotel.
• DUTYWA: Protest expected in Dutywa by the Rural Development Council (RDC) on Friday, 13 May 2022.
• 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.
• PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA: Peaceful protest expected on Saturday, 21 May 2022, at Hobie Beach from 11H00.
• HARTBEESPOORT: Road closure expected on the R104 between the Engen Petrol Station in Damdoryn and the Snake Park from Monday, 23 May 2022, until Thursday, 26 May 2022.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, from 10H00 at the French Embassy.
• JOHANNESBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to convene a Health Committee meeting on 23 June 2022.

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