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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 16 MAR 2022 (10H00)

March 16

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 16 MAR 2022

  • PORT ELIZABETH/ GQEBERHA – 15 MAR 2022 (19H00) The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is expected to hold a Council meeting on Wednesday, 16 March 2022 at 10H00.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 16 MAR 2022

  • ODENDAALRUS – 15 MAR 2022 (19H45) Protest expected at Kutloanong Community Hall on Monday, 21 March 2022 at 10H00. Demonstrators will be protesting against xenophobia in South Africa. Motorists are advised to be vigilant during the protest. Police are aware of the protest.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 16 MAR 2022 (09H20) The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality has announced a  planned shutdown of the Welbedacht pipeline from today, 16 March 2022, until Friday, 18 March 2022. The following areas will be affected Pellessier, Universitas, Langenhovenpark, Gardeniapark, Wepener, Dewetsdorp. The City will also be repairing a pipe burst at Maselspoort, which may result in water interruptions in the following places, Bayswater, Heuwelsig, Pentagon Park, Northridge, Bloemfontein Central Business District (CBD). The Municipality has stated that updates will be provided to the public as the situation progresses.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 16 MAR 2022

  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 15 MAR 2022 (19H00) Protest reported in Region 4, Centurion, in Tshwane. The City of Tshwane has informed residents of ongoing protest action by City employees that have adversely affected response to service interruptions. Residents are warned to avoid Selborne, Clifton, Basden and Rabie Streets as several employees have barricaded the area with debris and cement. Employees are protesting due to labour-related matters. The City is unable to respond to service interruptions due to the City’s Centurion officers being inaccessible.
  • KRUGERSDORP – 15 MAR 2022 (21H30) Protest reported at the intersection of Randfontein Road and Geba Street in the vicinity of Kagiso, Krugersdorp. Community members are obstructing the roadway with burning tyres and debris. The protest is suspected to be related to service delivery related matters. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Authorities are on the scene.
  • AKASIA – 16 MAR 2022 (07H20) Protest reported Daan De Wet Nel Drive in Akasia. 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 despatched.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 16 MAR 2022 (07H40) Protest expected by residents of Diepkloof today, 16 March 2022, from 09H00. The demonstrators are expected to gather at the Diepkloof Extreme Park and march to Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand fair employment opportunities. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
  • VANDERBIJLPARK – 16 MAR 2022 (07H10) Protest reported on Hendrik Van Eck Boulevard in the vicinity of the North West University (NWU). 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.
  • KRUGERSDORP – 16 MAR 2022 (08H55) UPDATE Demonstrators started protesting on Geba Street and the R41 intersection. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  (08H15) Protest reported on Kagiso Drive and Utlhanong Drive intersection. The demonstrators are protesting due to 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.
  • CENTURION – 16 MAR 2022 (09H05) Protest reported on Rabie Street and Basden Avenue intersection in the vicinity of Highlands Shopping Centre. The demonstrators are protesting due to employment related matters. The demonstrators have barricaded the roads with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 16 MAR 2022

  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 15 MAR 2022 (20H15) KwaZulu-Natal Transport Department condemns threats and acts of criminality that are directed at their staff allegedly by business forums. Three staff members have allegedly been threatened at gunpoint at construction sites, and operations had to be suspended. Community Safety and Liaison Member of Executive Council (MEC) Peggy Nkonyeni calls on Police to increase vigilance and arrest these groups of criminals who are delaying service delivery. Nkonyeni also appealed to members of the communities to protect departmental properties and employees.
  • MOOI RIVER – 15 MAR 2022 (22H40) Vehicle fire reported on the N3 approaching the Nottingham Road intersection in the vicinity of Mooi River. Reports indicate that a truck is currently on fire on the roadway. Recovery operations are underway. The road remains open to traffic movement. The cause of the fire remains undetermined at this time. Authorities are on the scene. Motorists are advised to approach the area with extreme caution.
  • LANGKLOOF – 15 MAR 2022 (23H40) UPDATE The Department of Transported has released a statement informing motorists that the R74 Oliviershoek Pass has been closed to traffic following the formation of a sinkhole. The Department has advised motorists to utilise the N3 from 10H00 tomorrow, 16 March 2022. (21H55) Active landslide reported on the R74/ Oliviershoek Pass in the vicinity of Langkloof, KwaZulu-Natal. The road has been closed for all vehicles over 3,500 kilograms (kg) until further notice. Truck operators are advised to use alternative routes. Motorists are further advised to exercise extreme caution when travelling on the mountain pass.
  • DURBAN – 16 MAR 2022 (05H40) Protest reported on Blinkbonnie Road to Wiggins Road. Previous demonstrations have been related 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.
  • BEREA – 16 MAR 2022 (08H50) Protest reported on Daintree Avenue in the vicinity of Thekwini TVET College. 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.
  • MTUBATUBA – 16 MAR 2022 (09H35) Protest reported on the N2 between KwaMsane and the R618 towards Nongoma. 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 – 16 MAR 2022

  • MOPANE – 15 MAR 2022 (19H05) Looting reported on the N1 between Baobab Toll Plaza and Musina. People are looting a still standing truck. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 16 MAR 2022

  • LYDENBURG – 16 MAR 2022 (08H00) UPDATE Violent demonstrations reported on the R37 towards Burgersfort. Reports indicate that several gunshots have been fired. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (07H00) Road closures reported at Voortrekker Road and Viljoen Street intersection, R36 near Spekboo Vets, R540 near Phoenix Flying Squad, R577 near Actop Asphalt, R36 near De Kasteel Country Estate and R37 near Kellysville. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.  (05H20) Protest reported between the R540 and Ackerman Saagmeule in the vicinity of Lydenburg. Community members are protesting due to labour-related matters. Demonstrators are obstructing the roadway to traffic. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 16 MAR 2022

  • MAHIKENG – 15 MAR 2022 (19H00) Police have launched a search operation for four convicts that have escaped from the Rooigrond Correctional Facility near Mahikeng. The convicts are serving sentences for housebreaking, theft and murder. Police are investigating the circumstances relating to the escape. The public is advised to be vigilant.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 16 MAR 2022

  • PORT NOLLOTH – 15 MAR 2022 (20H40) The Port Nolloth Magistrate’s Court has granted R30,000 bail to an Angolan national recently arrested on allegations of trading in unpolished diamonds. The suspect had recently been arrested during a Policing operation launched by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation Team in conjunction with Springbok Public Order Policing in Port Nolloth. During the arrest, the authorities confiscated three diamond lights, five diamond scales, two calculators, a diamond loop, a diamond classified sieve and a diamond scope tester. Hawks Spokesperson Captain Tebogo Thebe has stated that the suspect had allegedly been involved in several diamond transactions worth R144,000. The case has been postponed to 13 June 2022.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 16 MAR 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 15 MAR 2022 (20H00) Protest expected at the Parliament Building on Monday, 21 March 2022 at 08H30. Demonstrators will gather at Keisergrecht Street near Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) before marching to Parliament. Demonstrators will be protesting against xenophobia in South Africa. Motorists are advised to be vigilant during the protest. Police are aware of the protest.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 16 MAR 2022

  • JOHANNESBURG: The six Operation Dudula members arrested at the Pan Africa Mall are expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate Court on Thursday, 17 March 2021.
  • GERMISTON: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 March 2022 at the Meadowdale Mall in the vicinity of Mcdonald’s from 11H00.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 March 2022 at the Paarden Kraal Pub from 11H00.
  • PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 March 2022 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from 10H00.
  • DURBAN: Protest expected at the Durban City Hall on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Demonstrators are expected to gather at King Dinuzulu Park and march to City Hall.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected at the Parliament Building on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Demonstrators will gather at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and march to the Parliament Building.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the Union Buildings on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Demonstrators will gather at the Pretoria Art Museum and march to the Union Buildings.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Demonstrators will gather at the Civic Boulevard parking lot across the Johannesburg Theatre and march to the Union Buildings.
  • PORT NOLLOTH: Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) on Monday, 21 March 2022, at the Port Nolloth Community Health Centre.
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA: Protest expected by members affiliated with the South African Informal Traders Alliance (SAITA) on Monday, 21 March 2022, from 13H00 at the Union Building.
  • KARIEGA: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to hold its Uitenhage Massacre Commemoration Rally on Monday, 21 March 2022, from 12H00 at the Jabavu Sports Ground.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected on Monday, 21 March 2022 from 09H00. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Pieter Roos Park and march to Museum Africa.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Peaceful protest expected by members of Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia movement on Monday, 21 March 2022, at the office of the Premier.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected at the Parliament Building on Monday, 21 March 2022 at 08H30.
  • VEREENIGING: The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) are expected to hold a Sharpeville Commemoration Rally on Monday, 21 March 2022, from 12H00 at the Dlomo dam.
  • ODENDAALRUS: Protest expected at Kutloanong Community Hall on Monday, 21 March 2022 at 10H00. Demonstrators will be protesting against xenophobia in South Africa.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: National industrial strike expected by e-hailing operators on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 until Thursday, 24 March 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected outside the Parliament building in Cape Town from 12H00 until 15H00 on Friday, 25 March 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to face the first vote of no confidence on Wednesday, 30 March 2022.
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA: Protest expected by the members of the Forgotten Nation on Wednesday, 06 April 2022 at the Department of Employment and Labour.

 

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