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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 14 APR 2022 (10H00)

April 14

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 14 APR 2022

  • EAST LONDON – 14 APR 2022 (08H30) The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium. COSATU members are expected to hold a rally to recognise the union’s achievements. Motorists and members of the public are advised to be vigilant during the rally. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 14 APR 2022

  • BOTHAVILLE – 14 APR 2022 (09H00) The Sedibeng Water employees are expected to resume work today, 14 April 2022, following their industrial action on Wednesday, 13 April 2022. The Sedibeng board has agreed with the employee’s representatives to back pay the annual increase from July 2021  as per the demand. Sedibeng Water stated that all pump stations will be operational from today, 14 April 2022.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 14 APR 2022

  • BENONI – 13 APR 2022 (19H40) Police are investigating the deaths of four alleged illegal miners found along Snake Road in Benoni. The Police have been called by an anonymous person about four bodies that have been left next to the road. An inquest docket has been opened for investigation.
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 14 APR 2022 (06H20) The Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla and the Deputy Minister, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, is expected to brief the Portfolio Committee today, 14 April 2022, from 09H00 on Health on the progress made with the process of amending the current health regulations ahead of the submission for public comments. The regulations aim to deal with the COVID-19 and other notifiable conditions outside the national state of disaster.
  • SOWETO – 14 APR 2022 (06H30) Protest reported on Modjaji Street in Pimville. The demonstrators are protesting due to service delivery related to electricity. 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.
  • SANDTON – 14 APR 2022 (07H10) The Eskom Group Chief Executive, Andre de Ruyter, is expected to hold a media brief today, 14 April 2022, from 10H00 until 11H00. Eskom’s management team is expected to provide an update on the current system challenges.
  • KRUGERSDORP – 14 APR 2022 (09H20) The Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, is expected to lead the  Easter Road Safety law enforcement operation and a prayer session on the R24/N14 Junction in Tarlton today, 14 April 2022 from 11H00. The campaign will be conducted jointly with law enforcement agencies, faith-based organisations, the taxi industry and local government and will focus on road safety interventions that seek to encourage motorists to adhere to road rules, including the wearing of seatbelts, resting during long trips to lessen driver fatigue as well as the checking of vehicles for overloading and roadworthiness.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 14 APR 2022

  • DURBAN – 13 APR 2022 (19H40) All the major oil companies in KwaZulu-Natal have suspended operations due to adverse weather in the region. This is due to damaged infrastructure, including roads, water and electricity. Bayhead Road, the main access road to all fuel depots, is closed to traffic as a large section of the roadway is damaged. All deliveries are suspended until further notice.
  • DURBAN – 13 APR 2022 (19H50) Protest reported on Maurice Gumede Drive in Umlazi U. Demonstrators are barricading the road with debris. The reason for the protest is unknown at this stage. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
  • DOLPHIN COAST – 13 APR 2022 (21H10) Protest reported on the N2 between the Mvoti Toll Plaza and Ballito approaching the Salt Rock Road turnoff, Dolphin Coast. Community members are protesting against electricity outages being experienced in the area. Demonstrators are obstructing the roadway with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • DURBAN – 13 APR 2022 (21H40) The National Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) has declared a provincial disaster following the damages incurred during the recent adverse weather conditions in parts of the KwaZulu-Natal province. This follows as torrential rainfalls have caused damage to property, flooding, sinkholes and landslides in several regions of the province. National Disaster Management Centre Head Mmaphaka Tau has officially gazetted the declaration following the conclusion of discussions with sector Departments and the Local Disaster Management Centre officials and after assessing the severity of the impact of the severe weather events that resulted in the loss of life and damage to property, infrastructure and the environment. The declaration requires state organs to reinforce support to existing structures to implement contingency arrangements and ensure that measures are put in place to enable the province to address the effects of the disaster.
  • UMLAZI – 13 APR 2022 (21H25) UPDATE Members of the Public Order Police (POP) have dispersed perpetrators attempting to loot Shoprite Usave in Umlazi H Section. Police and security are continuously monitoring the area. However, property damage has been recorded at the Shoprite Usave premises. (21H15) Reports received regarding lootings in progress at Shoprite Usave in Umlazi H Section. Reports indicate that an estimated 100 people are inside the premises. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Security services have been dispatched to the scene.
  • UMLAZI – 13 APR 2022 (22H50) Looting in progress reported at the Umlazi Boxer Superstores in the Umlazi H section. Reports indicate that approximately 200 people are looting the store. Police and security teams are responding to the incident. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area.
  • DURBAN – 13 APR 2022 (23H00) The KwaZulu-Natal Co-Operative Governance Ministry has announced an increase in the preliminary number of deaths recorded during recent torrential rainfall and flooding conditions across the province. The number of deaths recorded during adverse weather conditions has reportedly increased to 306. Authorities have stated that disaster response teams are expected to continue visiting areas worst affected by the flooding to conduct further assessments. The Ministry has further warned that the inclement weather conditions are expected to continue throughout the following Easter Weekend, with additional rainfall and floodings expected. Locals residing in affected areas are urged to seek alternative accommodation or use community halls. Motorists are advised to avoid travelling in affected areas.
  • DURBAN – 13 APR 2022 (23H30) Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andre De Ruyter has announced that the power utility has reached an agreement with eThekwini District leadership and has suspended loadshedding in the area. However, De Ruyter has noted that unplanned system outages and failures remain high due to inadequate maintenance and extensive infrastructure damages incurred during recent adverse weather conditions across the province. There is currently an estimated generation capacity shortfall of 3,518 megawatts (mW).
  • PINETOWN – 14 APR 2022 (05H40) Protest reported on Old Richmond Road in Nagina Phase one. 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.
  • KWADUKUZA – 14 APR 2022 (06H50) Protest reported on the R102 from Groutville to the N2 near Thembeni. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with 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.
  • LOUWSBURG – 14 APR 2022 (07H50) Protest reported on the R69 the Louwsburg turn-off. Community members 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 – 14 APR 2022

  • GROBLERSDAL – 14 APR 2022 (23H40) Sekhukhune District Municipality opposition parties are calling for the immediate dismissal of the recently appointed Executive Mayor, Julia Mathebe. This follows after the African National Congress (ANC) Sekhukhune Regional Chairperson Julia Mathebe had recently been elected as Executive Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality. Opposition parties are calling for Mathebe’s resignation due to her role in investing money in the defunct VBS Mutual Bank during her tenure as Mayor of the Elias Motsoaledi Municipality.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 14 APR 2022

  • EMALAHLENI/ WITBANK – 13 APR 2022 (20H00) The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) in Mpumalanga stated that the disaster management team remains on the ground to assess the extent of damage in the eMalahleni region following this week’s heavy rains. Several residences have been damaged by the floods. The Department’s Provincial Spokesperson, Lindiwe Msibi, stated that several residences in Vosman, Thushanang, Sbamu informal settlement and Extension 14 had been affected. Residents in Vosman are provided with temporary shelter at a community hall. No fatalities have been recorded in the region.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 14 APR 2022

  • MAHIKENG – 14 APR 2022 (08H10) The Molopo Magistrate’s Court in Mahikeng has postponed the case against the two Police officers to Friday, 13 May 2022. The Police officers have been accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on duty. The officers have been granted bail of R3,000 each.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 14 APR 2022

  • ALEXANDER BAY – 13 APR 2022 (20H10) The Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA) has responded to claims by fishing communities and environmental groups that there has been a lack of consultation regarding Tosaco Energy’s endeavour to explore offshore oil and gas on the West Coast in the Northern Cape. Tosaco Energy received Environmental Authorisation (EA) from the Department of Mineral Resources and Environment to proceed with seismic blasting in Block 1 from Alexander Bay to Hondeklipbaai. The fishing communities in Alexander Bay, Port Nolloth, Kleinzee, Hondeklipbaai and Kommagas, as well The Green Connection, lodged appeals against the project last week. The public has been provided with a 30 days extension to submit their comments during the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) phase.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 14 APR 2022

  • MALMESBURY – 13 APR 2022 (20H50) Prison escape reported at the Malmesbury Correctional Services. Police have launched a search operation for three inmates. The public is advised to be vigilant. This follows after two inmates escaped in February 2021.
  • CAPE TOWN – 14 APR 2022 (09H35) Peaceful protest reported at Primrose Park Primary School. The demonstrators are protesting to demand justice for the School Secretary Zuraya Barden, who was killed. The demonstrators have blockaded the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been dispatched.
  • CAPE TOWN – 14 APR 2022 (09H40) Bomb threat reported at the Wynberg Magistrate Court. Employees and public members have been evacuated. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
  • CAPE TOWN – 14 APR 2022 (09H55) Shooting reported on St. Augustine Road in Lavender Hill. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 14 APR 2022

  • MANANGA: Protest expected at the Mananga border post between Lubombo, eSwatini and Mpumalanga, South Africa, from 09H00 on Tuesday, 19 April 2022.
  • GOLELA: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Tuesday, 19 April 2022, from 10H00 at the Golela Border Post.
  • HOUTBOS: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Tuesday, 19 April 2022, from 10H00 at the Oshoek Border Post.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to participate in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit on Tuesday, 13 April 2022.
  • KING WILLIAMS: Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality is expected to hold elections for Ward 33 on Wednesday, 20 April 2022.
  • VRYBURG: Protest expected by the Naledi Community Against Crime (NCAC) on 20 April 2022 at 08H30.
  • NGCOBO: Protest expected at the Engcobo Municipality on 20 April 2022.
  • RUSTENBURG: Unrest expected at the Olympia Park Stadium by Operation Dudula members from 09H00 on 27 April 2022.
  • UPINGTON: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Dicky Mxolisi Jacobs Stadium.
  • EAST LONDON: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium..
  • RUSTENBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Impala Rugby Stadium.
  • EMPANGENI: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Esikhawini TVET College Sports Field.
  • THOHOYANDOU: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Makhuvha Stadium, R524/Punda Maria Road.
  • CAPE TOWN: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Langa Stadium.
  • TROMPSBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Caleb Motshabi Stadium.

 

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