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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 17 MAR 2022 (10H00)

March 17

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 17 MAR 2022

  • PORT ELIZABETH/ GQEBERHA – 16 MAR 2022 (21H20) Protest reported near the Motherwell Police Station on Tyinira Street in Motherwell, Gqeberha. Community members have staged a demonstration opposite the Police Station. The reason for the protest action remains unclear at this time. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Authorities are on the scene.
  • QONCE – 17 MAR 2022 (06H10) Parliament has announced that public hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill are scheduled to take place in the Eastern Cape from 10H00 and 13H00 on Thursday, 17 March 2022. The event is set to be held at the First World War Memorial in Ayliff Street, Qonce.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 17 MAR 2022

  • BOTSHABELO – 17 MAR 2022 (07H00) Census field staff in Botshabelo in the Free State have vowed to boycott work until their salaries are paid. According to the Census workers, they had not received their February 2022 salaries. The workers have further commenced with their strike on Saturday, 12 March 2022, and delivered a memorandum of demands to their management. Meanwhile, the Census management has noted that the non-payment issue is due to a system faulty. The Head of Stats South Africa (SA) Free State, Boniswa Jonas, has stated that the management is aware of the issue and noted that the DCC unit was not paid, including field workers in Dewetsdorp and Zastron areas.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 17 MAR 2022

  • ROODEPLAAT – 16 MAR 2022 (21H10) Spiking incident reported on the R513 approaching the Mamelodi intersection in the vicinity of Roodeplaat. The Cullinan Community Policing Forum (CPF) has warned motorists to avoid travelling on the route during night time and early mornings as there is an increased risk of criminal activities. The CPF has also urged motorists to remain vigilant of objects on the roadway and avoid stopping in the area.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 16 MAR 2022 (23H00) The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has effectively lifted the suspension of Comair’s Air Operation Certificate (AOC). Subsequently, Kulula and British Airways (BA) flights are scheduled to resume from Thursday, 17 March 2022. The SACAA has stated that the audit and assessment of Comair’s submissions after the suspension of the company’s operating licence has been completed. The SACAA audited Comair following several occurrences which posed safety risks by Kulula and BA Comair airlines. The regulator aimed to confirm Comair’s compliance with applicable Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs). The inspection also reviewed Comair’s safety management systems (SMS) and quality control management system (QA) to establish compliance related to the reporting, analysis and follow-up on occurrences and corrective action plan to prevent a recurrence. Following the completion of the audit, the suspension has been lifted with immediate effect.
  • WYNBERG – 17 MAR 2022 (06H00) Six Operation Dudula members are expected to appear before the Alexandra Magistrate Court today, 17 March 2021. This follows after the members had been arrested at the Pan Africa Mall during a demonstration. The suspects will be provided with the opportunity to apply for bail. A possible demonstration is likely to occur at the court during the hearing. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.
  • ROODEPOORT – 17 MAR 2022 (07H30) Protest reported at the UNISA campus on Christiaan De Wet Road in Roodepoort. Demonstrators have set alight tyres and debris in front of the Campus. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
  • ROODEPOORT – 17 MAR 2022 (08H15) City Power has announced that the recent rainfall has disrupted its attempts to repair the JG Strydom switching substation in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg. The electricity supply was disrupted on Wednesday, 16 March 2022, after a fire incident occurred at the substation affecting several areas in Roodepoort. Technical teams have been dispatched to the substation to work on repairing the substation. Spokesperson Isaac Mangena has stated that the affected areas include Weltevredenpark, Randpark Ridge and Allen’s Nek.
  • PRETORIA/ TSHWANE – 17 MAR 2022 (09H00) The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality has announced that repair work is underway to restore electricity in some areas following a protest by employees. This comes after several service delivery protests in parts of the city on Wednesday, 16 March 2022. Thatchfield residents closed the R55 Road and Brakfontein Road in Centurion due to power disruptions, as well as residents of Olivenhoutboch. City of Tshwane workers is demanding a salary increase.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 17 MAR 2022

  • DURBAN – 16 MAR 2022 (19H30) Police have launched an investigation into the murder of a tow truck driver on the M7 near the N2 bridge in Pinetown today, 16 March 2022. The driver has been found with gunshot wounds seated inside the tow truck. A case of murder has been opened at the Bellair police station for investigation.
  • NONGOMA – 16 MAR 2022 (20H45) President Cyril Ramaphosa has formally recognised King-Elect Prince Misuzulu Sinqobile Zulu as King of AmaZulu Kingship. In terms of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, the royal family identified Prince Misuzulu Singqobile Zulu as the person who qualified in terms of customary law and customs to assume the position of king and had applied for his recognition.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 17 MAR 2022

  • TRICHARDT – 16 MAR 2022 (19H10) Nineteen suspects, including a prosecutor from Vuwani Magistrate Court, Nelson Mathiba and 14 ghost workers, have been remanded in custody until Thursday, 17 March 2022, for formal bail application. The suspects appeared before the Makhado Magistrate’s court today, 16 March 2022, for fraud, money laundering and uttering. It is alleged that between 2016 and 2021, Thembalethu NPO has been awarded a tender by the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs to clean the Makhado area. The prosecutor, who is the spouse of the NPO’s site manager, was allegedly one of the recipients of the funds from ghost workers. The Department has lost over R900,000 due to these illegal activities.
  • AMATAVA – 17 MAR 2022 (09H45) Road closure reported on the N1 between Polokwane and Mokopane due to a heavy motor vehicle collision. Motorists are advised to use the R101 route as an alternative route. Traffic officers are on the scene to divert traffic

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 17 MAR 2022

  • TONGA VIEW – 17 MAR 2022 (06H25) Protest expected by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) Ehlanzeni Region at the Tonga Hospital and the Nkomazi Sub-District PHC today, 17 March 2022, from 08H00. The union will be embarking on mass action as part of close ranks and defending the base program of the national union. This comes as the union raises concerns over the worker’s and communities’ grievances, such as the shortage of staff, in almost all units or sections, patients on referrals to other healthcare facilities are made to sleep on hospital benches a night before their trips the following morning, overtime accruals for workers date back as from 2020, poor working conditions and shortage of working material, amongst others. The union has scheduled to gather at the Corner of D797, Tonga – Naas Road, and Corner R5812, phase two, Tonga – Mangweni and Block A Road, at 08H00 and begin demonstrating to the taxi rank, and march to the hospital main gate to issue two sets of a memorandum, to Tonga Hospital Management and the Nkomazi PHC Management. Motorists are advised to avoid the area during the duration of the protest. Police are expected to be on the scene.
  • MIDDELBURG – 17 MAR 2022 (08H00) Protest reported at the Nkangala FET College in Brug Street. Students, led by Student Representative Council (SRC) members, are demanding skills workshops to be accredited, the library to be refurbished, and the shortage of lecturers to be addressed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 17 MAR 2022

  • KHUMA – 16 MAR 2022 (21H00) Police have launched an investigation into a case of vigilante justice in Khuma near Stilfontein. This follows after community members killed a suspect released on bail. The suspect faced charges of theft. Community members set alight the suspect’s residence. Two other people inside the residence escaped with burn injuries. A Police vehicle was damaged during the incident. Police are investigating cases of murder, attempted murder, arson and malicious property damage.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 17 MAR 2022

  • KIMBERLEY – 16 MAR 2022 (22H30) The Sol Plaatje Municipality has announced possible water supply interruptions due to ongoing repair operations being conducted in Ward 25, Kimberley. The repair operations are necessary due to damage incurred on the main feeder pipe in the Klisser area. Subsequently, low water pressure and possible water supply interruptions are expected to affect residents residing in Miner Street, Dalham Road, Memorial Road and Klisserville. Water Department repair teams are attending to the matter.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 17 MAR 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 16 MAR 2022 (19H25) Political parties have called for a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa. The parties also want to meet National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Ramaphosa to discuss various issues affecting the country, including security matters. The parties held a meeting in Parliament to discuss the issue of voting in municipalities under the African National Congress (ANC), commissions of inquiry, the appointment of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and the state of security agencies in the country. The Parliament will debate and vote on the motion of no confidence against Ramaphosa on 30 March 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN – 16 MAR 2022 (21H30) Fire reported in the vicinity of the Nomzamo informal settlement in Strand, Cape Town. Reports indicate that several informal structures are currently on fire. The reason for the fire remains undetermined at this time. The fire is affecting traffic movement on Sithuzi Street. Emergency services are on the scene. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling in the area.
  • ROBERTSON – 17 MAR 2022 (08H50) Protest reported on the R60 at Robertson near Build-it. Demonstrators have closed the road with debris. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Police have been dispatched to the scene.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 17 MAR 2022

  • 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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