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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 15 FEB 2022 (19H00)

February 15

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 15 FEB 2022

  • MOTHERWELL – 15 FEB 2022 (15H30) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on R334 and Sisulu Street. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. (09H20) Demonstrations reported on Sisulu Street. (08H50) Demonstrations reported on the R334. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  (07H50) Protest reported on Addo Road in the vicinity of the Municipality Depot. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 15 FEB 2022

  • DEALESVILLE – 15 FEB 2022 (13H45) UPDATE Dealesville residents delivered their memorandum of demands to the Tokologo Local Municipality. Community members have been without water for the past two weeks. The Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) Provincial Leader, Roy Jankielsohn, stated that for the past two years, residents of Dealesville have been experiencing poor electricity and water supply and deteriorating infrastructure, including poor road conditions. This has led to job losses as businesses have been affected. Demonstrators have dispersed from outside the Municipality. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (08H30) Protest expected by the community of Dealesville today, 15 February 2022, at the Tokologo Municipality. The demonstrators are expected to gather on Main Street from 09H00 and march the Tokologo Municipal offices. The demonstrators are expected to protest to call for immediate action regarding the current state of service delivery. The demonstrators are expected to hand over a memorandum of demand to the Municipality. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are aware of the protest.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 15 FEB 2022

  • JOHANNESBURG – 15 FEB 2022 (08H10) The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) Chief in Command (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to appear at the Equality Court Wednesday, 16 February 2022, from 09H00 in a case against Afriforum. The court is expected to hear the Afriforum case against the EFF for using hate speech.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 15 FEB 2022 (18H30) Protest reported on the R104/ WF Nkomo Street in the West Park area. Affected routes include Navigation Street and Rod Street intersection, Iscor Road and WF Nkomo Street intersection, Rod Street and Arend Street intersection and WF Nkomo Street and Strachan Street intersection. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 15 FEB 2022

  • PINETOWN – 15 FEB 2022 (14H45) Shooting reported on 211444 Street in KwaDabeka, Pinetown. One person has been shot. The victim has been transported to the hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries on arrival at the hospital. Police have launched an investigation into the matter. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage. No arrests have been made at this time.
  • DURBAN – 15 FEB 2022 (15H00) The University of KwaZulu-Natal management announced the suspension of the academic programme for the rest of the week. This is due to the ongoing protest action by students. The University management is expected to hold a meeting with the Student Representative Council (SRC) today, 15 February 2022, to discuss their memorandum of demands. Students are demanding in-person registration, citing difficulties faced by students from disadvantaged backgrounds with online registration.
  • CHARLESTOWN – 15 FEB 2022 (15H45) UPDATE The N11 Majuba Pass has been re-opened to traffic. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (09H40) Road closure reported on the N11 Majuba Pass due to a heavy motor vehicle accident. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Emergency services have been dispatched.
  • IXOPO – 15 FEB 2022 (17H00) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on the R612 at the intersection of Lufafa Road towards Qunu Falls District. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. (10H10) Road closure reported on the R612 near Glenmaize Primary School due to ongoing protest. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (06H30) Violent demonstrations reported on the R612 at the intersection of Lufafa Road towards Qunu Falls District. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The situation is volatile. (06H00) Protest reported on the R612 from between Glenmaize and Ixopo. 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 – 15 FEB 2022

  • LEBOWAKGOMO – 15 FEB 2022 (08H20) The Speaker of the Provincial Legislature, Rosemary Reneiloe Molapo, is expected to preside over the State of the Province Address (SOPA) that is expected to be delivered by Premier Stanely Mathabatha at the Legislative Chambers in Lebowakgomo on Thursday, 24 February 2022, from 09H00. Mathabatha is also expected to outline key service delivery programmes for the financial year ahead.
  • LEPHALALE – 15 FEB 2022 (11H20) The African National Congress (ANC) Waterberg region has announced that the interim Mayor of the Lephalale Local Municipality, Alpheus Thulare, has been given 24-hours to resign from his position. The ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) announced that it had nominated Aaron Mokgehle to take over as the new Mayor; however, Thulare has appealed this decision. Thulare, who was appointed in November last year, following a dispute arising from the ANC mayoral candidate list. The Spokesperson of the ANC in the Waterberg region, Matome Moremi Taueatsoala, stated that should Thulare fail to resign, the party will take further action against him.
  • GIYANI – 15 FEB 2022 (14H25) Mopani District Municipality Manager, Quiet Kgatla, resigned with immediate effect today, 15 February 2022. This is two days before a council meeting to discuss a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report implicating Kgatla for paying a service provider over R3-million in 2014 for work not done. The service provider was Twin Corner Construction and Projects, which was awarded a tender to install electric transformers to connect boreholes in various villages in the Mopani district.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 15 FEB 2022

  • ERMELO – 15 FEB 2022 (12H50) The African National Congress (ANC) in the province has suspended the Executive Mayor, Babekiwe Mahlalela, Speaker Vuyiswa Madini and the Chief Whip Samkelo Buthelezi of the Msukaligwa Municipality. This follows after the three members refused to vacate their positions as agreed. The three members were seconded to the council temporarily after the party found disagreements with the ANC list ahead of the November 2021 elections. The Provincial ANC Acting Secretary, Lindiwe Ntshalintshali, stated that the members will face a disciplinary hearing from the party.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 15 FEB 2022

  • RAMOTSE – 15 FEB 2022 (03H00) North West Police have launched an investigation into a recent fire at the Ramotse Primary School in the vicinity of Temba, near Rustenburg. The cause of the fire, which reportedly occurred on Saturday, 12 February 2022, is yet to be determined. However, several local sources have indicated that the fire had been caused by criminal elements within the Luka Village. Education Department Spokesperson Elias Malindi has stated that the Member of Executive Council (MEC) for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela, has condemned the alleged case of arson at the school, calling on law enforcement to expedite investigations into the matter.
  • KROONDAL – 15 FEB 2022 (14H50) UPDATE The R104 has been re-opened to traffic. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant Police are monitoring the situation. There is debris on the road, and some demonstrators remain at the scene. (12H30) Road closure reported on the R104 due to ongoing protest. Business areas have been affected. (11H30) Protest reported on the R104 in the vicinity of Spar Kroondal Store. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
  • HARTBEESPOORT – 15 FEB 2022 (17H15) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on the R514 in the vicinity of Ten Rooms. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. (08H40) Road closure reported on the R514 in the vicinity of Techdatanet Technologies due to ongoing protest. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. (05H50) Protest reported on the R514 in the vicinity of Ten Rooms. 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.
  • LEDIG – 15 FEB 2022 (17H20) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on the R556. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. (06H40) Protest reported on the R556 in the vicinity of Zonke Bonke Car Wash. Previous demonstrations have been related to unemployment and employment demands at the Bakubung Platinum. 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 – 15 FEB 2022

  • KIMBERLEY – 15 FEB 2022 (16H00) Police have launched an investigation after a deceased person has been found near Madiba Square, behind the Northern Cape Legislature, today, 15 February 2022. Local community members reported the deceased person to the Police upon discovery. The deceased person has been found in the same place as another body three months ago. The cause of death is unknown at this stage.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 15 FEB 2022

  • VELDDRIF – 15 FEB 2022 (08H10) Premier Alan Winde is expected to deliver the State of the Province Address (SOPA) today, 15 February 2022, from 10H45 at the Velddrif Town Hall. Winde is expected to address unemployment, job creation and economic growth. The State of the Province Address will be delivered in Velddrift as part of the Provincial Government’s efforts to take parliament to the people.
  • CAPE TOWN – 15 FEB 2022 (14H00) UPDATE The city’s Member of the Mayoral Committee for Urban Mobility, Rob Quintas, stated that a meeting had been scheduled for later today, 15 February 2022, to establish the cause of the taxi blockade. Taxi operators have dispersed the scene. Police and other authorities are monitoring the situation. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (07H30) Demonstrations reported on Strandfontein Road. Taxi operators have blockaded the road. (07H00) Protest reported on Jakes Gerwel Drive in the vicinity of Vangate Mall towards Epping. Taxi operators have barricaded the road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 15 FEB 2022

  • BISHO: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Thursday, 17 February at the Provincial Legislature from 14H00.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the Short Street Park in the vicinity of the Pikitup Head Office in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, from 10H00 on Saturday, 19 February 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 February 2022 at 11H00 in Cape Town. The truckers convoy will be protesting in support of the Freedom World Wide Movement.
  • 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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