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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 23 FEB 2022 (19H00)

February 23

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 23 FEB 2022

  • IDUTYWA – 23 FEB 2022 (07H45) Protest reported on the R408 Idutywa towards Ngcobo near Hlobo turn off. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Community members are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
  • PATERSON – 23 FEB 2022 (10H45) Protest reported at the N10 and R342 intersection in Paterson. Parents and learners of Sandulsilwazi high school are protesting against the lack of teachers, classrooms and books. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 23 FEB 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 23 FEB 2022 (11H15) Protest reported at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein Students are protesting due to the lack of capacity at the campus and against mandatory vaccinations. Reports indicate that the students have petitioned the Representative of the University. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 23 FEB 2022

  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 23 FEB 2022 (10H20) Nationwide protest expected by the All Truck Drivers Foundation and Allied South Africans (ADTFASA) on Sunday, 27 February 2022. Truck operators are demanding that no foreign nationals be registered at the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI) and a 15% wage increase, amongst others. Motorists are advised to be vigilant during the protest.
  • SANDTON – 23 FEB 2022 (11H00) Peaceful protest reported at all entrances to Megawatt Park, Sunninghill. Demonstrators are protesting due to power outages and the increase in electricity tariffs. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Security services are on the scene.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 23 FEB 2022 (12H30) Ten suspects are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate`s court today, 23 February 2022. The suspects have been arrested during a multi-disciplinary operation on Monday, 21 February 2022. The suspects face charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, possession of explosives, and hijacked vehicles. The suspects are part of at least 55 suspects who planned to commit a cash-in-transit (CIT) robbery. However, they have been intercepted by a multi-disciplinary team led by the National CIT Task Team in Moffatview, in the South of Johannesburg.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 23 FEB 2022

  • PORT ALFRED – 23 FEB 2022 (07H50) Road closure reported on the R72 in Port Alfred. The road is closed due to a cement container obstructing the roadway. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Recovery is in progress.
  • PHOENIX – 23 FEB 2022 (10H30) Stone-throwing reported on Viewhaven Drive at the Woodview Secondary School in Phoenix. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 23 FEB 2022 (13H30) UPDATE Protest reported in the vicinity of Rosherville Rotek Industries on Lower Germiston Road in Rosherville. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene. The reason for the protest is unknown at this stage.  (09H30) Reports received of a protest at Rosherville Rotek Industries on Lower Germistine Road in Rosherville. Currently, no confirmed protests are taking place according to the businesses and security companies in the area. Will keep monitoring for changes. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 23 FEB 2022

  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 23 FEB 2022 (07H40) The Saviour Association of School Governing Bodies (SASGB) in Limpopo is calling for an increased budget allocation for the school infrastructure grant to provide a conducive environment for learners. This is ahead of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s budget speech today, 23 February 2022. SASGB Limpopo Chairperson, Caiphus Moshutla stated that many schools in the province have infrastructural challenges that should be addressed urgently.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 23 FEB 2022

  • PILGRIMSREST – 23 FEB 2022 (06H10) Protest reported on the R533 in Pilgrimsrest. Demonstrators are barricading the roads with burning tyres and debris. Previously, community members have been protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid travelling to Lydenburg and Graskop from Pilgrimsrest. Police are on the scene.
  • ELANDSHOEK – 23 FEB 2022 (06H30) Road closure expected on the N4 between Elandshoek and the Montrose Falls intersection at 14H00 today, 23 February 2022. The road will be closed for maintenance. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • KILDARE – 23 FEB 2022 (07H20) Parents have been protesting at Bunny Khosa High School in Ximhungwe due to the learners’ poor academic performance. The parents have been barricading the school gates, blocking the teachers and learners from accessing the building. The parents stated that this is since the Department of Education announced the school will only focus on mathematics, science and technology from grades 10 to 12. The protest resulted in 600 learners missing a week of class time

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 23 FEB 2022

  • MAHIKENG – 23 FEB 2022 (07H00) North West Premier Bushy Maapse has allocated R11-million to an agriculture development fund to train 120 unemployed graduates this 2022/ 2023 financial year. Maapse stated that agriculture has the potential to create jobs and alleviate property. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will be taking forward its crop massification programme and will also be finalising the irrigation plan for the province, which will include optimising effective use of the Taung, Disaneng, Molatedi and Hartbeespoort irrigation schemes.
  • BRITS – 23 FEB 2022 (11H30) Protest reported at the Brits Municipality office on Ludorf Street. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 23 FEB 2022

  • JAN KEMPDORP – 07 FEB 2022 (17H45) Parents of Tlhwahalang Secondary School are demanding the appointment of the deputy principal who was elected by the School Governing Body (SGB). This follows after the parents protested on Monday, 21 February 2022 and forcefully removed five educators by the SGB and community members. The parents demand the school to be reopened and the Northern Cape Department of Education to assist in the matter.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 23 FEB 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 23 FEB 2022 (06H00) Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana is expected to deliver the inaugural National Budget Speech today, 23 February 2022 at 14H00.
  • CAPE TOWN – 23 FEB 2022 (06H20) Stone-throwing reported on the R300 Delft/ West Bank area. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
  • CAPE TOWN – 23 FEB 2022 (18H15) Protesters have dispersed. The road has been reopened to traffic flow. (13H45) UPDATE Members of the  EFF have arrived at the Parliament building. Police are on the scene. (11H10) UPDATE Members of the EFF have begun marching to the Parliament Building. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.  (06H10) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at the Parliament Building today, 23 February 2022, from 10H00. The EFF will gather at the open space near the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) District 6 Campus before marching to the Parliament Building ahead of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s budget speech. Demonstrators demand the end of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Loans. Motorists are advised to be vigilant during the protest. Police will be dispatched to the scene. CAPE TOWN – 23 FEB 2022 (12H15) Deputy President David Mabuza is expected to address the sixth annual Opening of the National House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders at the Good Hope Chamber, Parliament, Cape Town, on Thursday, 24 February 2022, at 09H00. Deputy President Mabuza will highlight the critical role that Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership play, as the legitimate voice of the people, custodians of culture, customs and tradition, and an embodiment of heritage, in partnership with the government. The Deputy President will further emphasise the critical importance of government working together with Traditional and Khoi-San leaders in resolving the complex challenges confronting society.
  • CAPE TOWN – 23 FEB 2022 (15H30) The Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana has delivered the inaugural Budget Speech. Godongwana has confirmed that Social Development has been allocated over R58 billion. The annual tax-free threshold for individuals under 65 is expected to increase. Employment tax incentive to be expanded by 50% increase in the maximum monthly value to R1,500. Disability and care dependency, old age, war veterans grants are expected to increase by R90 in April and a further R10 in October 2022. Foster care and child support contributions will increase by a once-off R20 in April. The R350 Social Relief Distress grant (SRD) has been allocated R44 billion and extended to March 2023. Eskom has been dedicated R88 billion to pay off its debt until 2025/2026. Fuel Levy has not been increased. A health promotion levy has been raised on Sugar to 2.31 cents per gram.

CAPE TOWN – 23 FEB 2022 (16H30) UPDATE Demonstrators continue to protest outside the City Hall.  (12H45) UPDATE Demonstrators have begun marching to the City Hall. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  (10H00) Members affiliated with the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is gathering in Lange ahead of the 2022 Budget Speech. SAMWU will be protesting for solutions to the high unemployment rate. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.  (06H05) Protest expected by the members affiliated with the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) today, 23 February 2022, at the City Hall ahead of the Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana budget speech. The SAFTU members are expected to protest against budget cuts, wage cuts, job losses and unemployment. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are aware of the protest.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 23 FEB 2022

  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected by the members of the Green Connection on Thursday, 24 February 2022, at the Cape Town High Court from 09H00.
  • UPINGTON: Northern Cape Premier Zamani Saul is expected to deliver the State of the Province Address (SOPA) 2022 at the Mxolisi Dicky Jacobs Stadium in Upington on Thursday, 24 February 2022.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by members of the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) on Thursday, 24 February at the Wits University from 09H00.
  • CAPE TOWN: Deputy President David Mabuza is expected to address the sixth annual Opening of the National House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders at the Good Hope Chamber, Parliament, Cape Town, on Thursday, 24 February 2022, at 09H00.
  • POTCHEFSTROOM: Peaceful protest expected at Cachet Park in Potchefstroom by North West University (NWU) students on Friday, 25 February 2022.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Peaceful protest expected by the members of the Congress of Muslim Ummah movement on Friday, 25 February 2022, at the Consulate General Of India from 14H00.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Nationwide protest expected by the All Truck Drivers Foundation and Allied South Africans (ADTFASA) on Sunday, 27 February 2022.
  • JOHANNESBURG: South African Airways (SAA) announced that it will resume flights to Durban with three daily return flights from 04 March 2022.
  • MANKWENG: Protest expected at the University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus on 04 March 2022 at 10H00.
  • SOWETO: Peaceful protest expected at the Orlando Stadium from 11H00 on 05 March 2022.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Peaceful protest expected by members of Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia movement on Monday, 21 March 2022, at the office of the Premier.

 

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