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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 16 MAR 2022 (19H00)

March 16

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 16 MAR 2022

  • PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA – 16 MAR 2022 (12H45) The Department of Health has announced that it is in progress with the closure of two of the three Tuberculosis (TB) hospitals in Nelson Mandela Bay and transforming them into a district hospital and psychiatric facility. The Department stated that this will develop its service delivery optimisation strategy for better services in the province. The Member of the Executive (MEC) for Health, Nomakhosazana Meth, stated that the Empilweni TB Hospital in Kwaford will become a district hospital while the Orsmond TB Hospital in Kariega will be converted into a psychiatric facility and the Jose Pearson TB Hospital in Bethelsdorp will remain.
  • LUSIKISIKI – 16 MAR 2022 (18H30) Protest reported on the R61 heading towards Flagstaff in Lusikisiki. Community members are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 16 MAR 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 16 MAR 2022 (09H20) The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality has announced a  planned water 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.
  • WINBURG – 16 MAR 2022 (14H30) Road closure reported on the N1 between Winburg and Verkeerdevlei. The road is closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Emergency services are on the scene. Recovery is in progress.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 16 MAR 2022 (16H40) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (11H50) Protest reported outside the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court. Members affiliated with the National Education, Health, and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) are protesting to demand justice for a NEHAWU member that has been murdered by her spouse. The demonstrators demand no bail for the suspect. The demonstrators have barricaded the area. Members of the public are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 16 MAR 2022

  • 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.
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 16 MAR 2022 (12H25) Protest expected by the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) members on Friday, 18 March 2022, at the Department of Military Veterans. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Hatfield Station from 10H00 and the Department. The demonstrators are expected to protest against the inadequacies of the database verification of the MKMVA members. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the protest.
  • CENTURION – 16 MAR 2022 (12H45) UPDATE The demonstrators have barricaded the R55 and Brakfontein Road in Thatchfield with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (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.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 16 MAR 2022 (14H00) The University of South Africa (UNISA) held a meeting with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) today, 16 March 2022. This follows after NEHAWU disrupted three graduation ceremonies at the ZK Matthews Hall in Pretoria on Tuesday, 15 March 2022. Students have raised concerns regarding the inconvenience caused by the postponement of the graduation ceremonies. The parties are yet to communicate the outcome of the meeting.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 16 MAR 2022 (14H20) South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has been given until the end of business on Thursday, 17 March 2022, to respond to a letter calling for his suspension. In the letter, Vavi is accused of misconduct and misbehaviour, which warrants that he be investigated and face disciplinary action. The investigations will focus on the alleged violations of the constitution, breach of administration and finance policy, and disrespecting and undermining constitutional structural decisions and resolutions.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 16 MAR 2022 (14H45) Police have launched a search operation for suspects that shot and injured three people on Lillian Ngoyi Street on Monday, 14 March 2022. Police Spokesperson Tumisang Moloto stated that a case of attempted murder had been opened at Pretoria Central Police Station for further investigation. The motive for the shooting is still unknown at this stage.
  • GERMISTON – 16 MAR 2022 (15H20) The African National Congress (ANC) in Ekurhuleni is calling on the Municipality to write off 75% of all debt owed by residents. The party has mobilised communities through its councillors and gives it 90 days to respond to the demands.
  • SOSHANGUVE – 16 MAR 2022 (15H45) Protest reported on the R80/ Mabopane Highway in Soshanguve. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Traffic has been delayed in both directions. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
  • AKASIA – 16 MAR 2022 (16H45) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on Daan De Wet Nel Drive in Akasia. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. Community members have been protesting due to poor service delivery.  (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 dispatched.
  • VANDERBIJLPARK – 16 MAR 2022 (16H50) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on Hendrik Van Eck Boulevard in the vicinity of the NWU. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation.  (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.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 16 MAR 2022 (17H30) UPDATE Members of YNITU have delivered their memorandum of demands to the Department of Health. Demonstrators have dispersed outside the Department. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (10H00) Protest reported at Library Gardens. Members of the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union (YNITU) have gathered to march to the Department of Health. The demonstrators are expected to protest against the working condition of health workers and demand permanent employment for community health care workers. The demonstrators have barricaded the area. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
  • KRUGERSDORP – 16 MAR 2022 (18H15) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on Geba Street and the R41 intersection. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.  (08H55) 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.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 16 MAR 2022

  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 16 MAR 2022 (17H45) UPDATE Clashes reported between community members and foreign nationals. Businesses have closed due to safety concerns. The public is advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene attempting to restore calm. One casualty has been reported. (16H30) Protest reported on Church Street and Pietermaritz Street. Demonstrators are marching in the Central Business District. The situation is volatile. Shooting and assault incidents have been reported. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
  • BEREA – 16 MAR 2022 (18H00) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on Daintree Avenue in the vicinity of Thekwini TVET College. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.  (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 (18H05) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on the N2 between KwaMsane and the R618 towards Nongoma. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (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.
  • DURBAN – 16 MAR 2022 (18H05) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on Blinkbonnie Road to Wiggins Road. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.  (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.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 16 MAR 2022

  • PIETERSBURG/POLOKWANE – 16 MAR 2022 (15H00) UPDATE Parents and members of the EFF have dispersed outside the Capricorn High School. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (10H50) Protest reported outside Capricorn High School. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members are protesting in support of a parent who is calling for the removal of her child from the school due to being bullied and victimised at the school. The demonstrators have blockaded the area. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

 

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 – 16 March 2022 (13H00) The Provincial Government has bolstered its effort for clean governance by appointing 12 new Provincial Audit Committee members. The Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Finance, Motlalepula Rosho, stated that this will ensure clean and accountable governance. The new committee members are expected to perform oversight of provincial departments towards good governance and service delivery. The appointment follows after five provincial departments, including Health and Public Works, were placed under administration for failing to perform the basic function of service delivery.
  • RUSTENBURG – 16 MAR 2022 (13H45) Peaceful protest reported at the Rustenburg Local Municipality on Nelson Mandela Street/ R104. Previously, community members have been protesting due to poor service delivery regarding water outages. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are aware of the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 16 MAR 2022

  • PRIESKA – 16 MAR 2022 (15H30) Two suspects are expected to appear in the Prieska Magistrate’s Court today, 16 March 2022, on a charge of burglary. This follows after the Police found stolen property in the suspects’ possession, which has been reported stolen from four different residences in Prieska. Members from the Visible Policing unit reacted to information regarding the stolen property. The Police recovered electric appliances, computers, clothing, groceries, cigarettes and liquor.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 16 MAR 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 16 MAR 2022 (13H10) The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Nobuhle Nkabane, is expected to deliver a keynote address at the Nuclear Technology Imbizo. The Imbizo is expected to take place from today, 16 March 2022, until Thursday, 17 March 2022, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

 

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.
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA: Protest expected by the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) members on Friday, 18 March 2022, at the Department of Military Veterans.
  • 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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