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

March 23

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 23 MAR 2022

  • PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA – 23 MAR 2022 (09H10) The Nelson Mandela Bay has announced a 24-hour shutdown of the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment Works to perform the final connection of the new Phase 3 upgrade on Tuesday, 29 March 2022. The shutdown will allow the contractor on-site to connect the new Phase 3 section into the existing Nooitgedagt Water Treatment and Transfer system. The following areas will be affected, Rowallan Park, Francis Evatt Park, Hunters Retreat, Bay West, Parsonsvlei / Westbrook, Morningside, Kabega Park,  Sherwood,  Westering, Cotswold, Helenvale, Malabar, Parts of Schauderville, Framesby, Sunridge Park, Parts of Lorraine, Parts of Theescombe, Kamma Park, Motherwell,  Colchester, Coega IDZ, Nothern areas, and Kariega. The Municipality stated that updates will be provided to the public as the situation progresses.
  • MTHATHA – 23 MAR 2022 (17H10) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on the N2 between Mthatha Shell Ultra City and the Walter Sisulu University (WSU). WSU students have been protesting due to National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) allowances. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.  (09H30) Protest reported on the N2 between Mthatha Shell Ultra City and the Walter Sisulu University (WSU). 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 – FREE STATE – 23 MAR 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 23 MAR 2022 (11H20) Police have arrested five students after the protesting students allegedly engaged in violent acts and started throwing stones at the Police on Tuesday, 22 March 2022. The students are expected to appear at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court on Thursday, 24 March 2022.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 23 MAR 2022 (13H30) UPDATE Police have arrested the leader of the Mangaung Concerned Community (MCC), Themba Zweni and 12 other people for inciting public violence. Police have attempted to disperse demonstrators with rubber bullets. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (12H50) Protest reported on Fountain Street. Members of the  Mangaung Concerned Community (MCC) are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the area with debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 23 MAR 2022

  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 23 MAR 2022 (12H15) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Friday, 25 March 2022 from 12H00 at the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA). The EFF members are expected to protest to support security officers and security companies and hand over a memorandum of demand. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to the area.
  • TEMBISA – 23 MAR 2022 (14H20) Protest reported at the Phumulani Mall by e-hailing drivers. E-hailing drivers are barricading the entrance to the shopping centre. The R562 is affected by the protest. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 23 MAR 2022 (15H45) UPDATE E-hailing operators have given the Government 14 days to respond to their various demands. (14H30) The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) leader Zikho Tamela announced that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will join the e-hailing protest on the third day of the strike. E-hailing drivers are expected to protest in Johannesburg Central Business District from 15H00. The affected roads include Albertina Sisulu Road, Kort Street and Commissioner Street. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. (13H10) Police have defused tensions as the demonstrators have accused drivers of working while on strike. Demonstrators are marching on Joubert Street to hand over their memorandum. (11H40) The demonstrators have started gathering at Pieter Roos Park ahead of the march. The demonstrators are expected to deliver a memorandum of demands to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Transport,  Jacob Mamabolo. Heightened Police visibility has been reported in the area following a Police Officer that was assaulted on Tuesday, 22 March 2022, during a protest.  (08H30) Protest expected by e-hailing drivers today, 23 March 2022, in the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD). The demonstrators are expected to march to the Department of Roads and Transport. The demonstrators demand an increase in their salaries due to increased fuel prices. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will monitor the area during the protest.
  • SOWETO – 23 MAR 2022 (16H00) UPDATE The EFF has opened a case against Operation Dudula at the Dobsonville Police Station today after members of the movement allegedly raided Ramerafe’s residence on the weekend, accusing him of selling narcotics to the community of Dobsonville. The EFF has given the Police seven days to arrest the movement’s leader Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini. (14H15) EFF Spokesperson Sinawo Thambo and the EFF Provincial Secretary in Gauteng addressed the EFF supporters outside Dobsonville police station. (11H10) Police are blocking EFF members from confronting Operations Dudula members. (10H40) Tensions reported between Operation Dudula and EFF members. Police are on the scene. (06H00) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to accompany Victor Ramerafe, who is expected to open a case against Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux today, 23 March 2022, at the Dobsonville Police Station at 11H00. Ramerafe will open against Lux for allegedly breaking and entering into his residence and assault.
  • SOWETO – 23 MAR 2022 (17H25) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed outside the Dobsonville Police Station. The roads are open to traffic. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (12H30) Motorists are advised to avoid the following routes due to protests, Elias Motsoaledi Road/ M77, Luthuli Street, M70/ Van Onselen Road/Jonas Moari Street. (10H25) Operation Dudula members are demonstrating outside the Police station.  (08H40) Protest expected by Operation Dudula today, 23 March 2022, at the Dobsonville Police Station from 09H00. The members are expected to protest ahead of the EFF support with Victor Ramafe, who is expected to open a case against Nhlanhla Lux. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 23 MAR 2022

  • DURBAN – 23 MAR 2022 (15H10) Police have launched an investigation into the targeted murder of traditional leader Nkosi Nxumalo. The traditional leader was killed on Tuesday, 22 March 2022. A total of 42 murder cases relating to Amakhosi and Izinduna have been opened in KwaZulu-Natal since 2012. The increase in killings led to the establishment of a Community Safety Intervention Unit (CSIU) in January 2022. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the CSIU to investigate why Amakhosi and iZinduna are being targeted.
  • EMPANGENI – 23 MAR 2022 (16H05) Protest reported on the R34 near Qalakabusha Correctional Centre in Empangeni. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
  • CAMPERDOWN – 23 MAR 2022 (18H30) Road closure reported on the N3 at Camperdown between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. The road is closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Emergency services are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 23 MAR 2022

  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 23 MAR 2022 (15H30) The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development detected a foot and mouth disease outbreak in the Collins Chabane municipality area. The disease has also been detected in North West and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. The Department is urging all farmers, livestock owners and other stakeholders to abide by the movement restrictions in place to prevent the further spread of the virus.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 23 MAR 2022

  • KRIEL – 23 MAR 2022 (06H45) UPDATE Police have dispersed the demonstrations. The road has been reopened for traffic flow. The situation remains volatile. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.  (06H30) Protest reported on the R547 in the vicinity of Thubelihle Waste Water Treatment Plant. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
  • HUNTINGDON – 23 MAR 2022 (17H30) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed at Sabi Sands Game Reserve on Newington Gate Road. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (12H40) Protest reported at Sabi Sands Game Reserve on Newington Gate Road. The demonstrators have barricaded the area with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrators have blocked the Shaws Gate and Newington Gate. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 23 MAR 2022

  • VRYBURG – 23 MAR 2022 (16H30) Police have launched an investigation into the death of a young female victim who has been found at a cemetery in Huhudu informal settlement at Vryburg. The Police have opened an inquest docket. Police Spokesperson Aafje Botma stated that a post mortem report will determine whether or not the case might be changed to murder.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 23 MAR 2022

  • KIMBERLEY – 23 MAR 2022 (07H45) The Oceans Not Oil (ONO) has called on Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to submit their appeals following the authorisation of a proposed seismic exploration by Tosaco Energy in the province. ONO is expected to submit an appeal on Wednesday, 06 April 2022, to the Department of Mineral Resources against the environmental authorisation for both 2D and 3D offshore seismic activity in Block 1, located offshore extending from Alexander Bay to around Hondeklip Bay.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 23 MAR 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 23 MAR 2022 (05H30) Stones and debris reported on the R300 towards the N2 due to recent protests. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are monitoring the area.
  • KNYSNA – 23 MAR 2022 (14H00) Peaceful protest expected at the Knysna Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 29 March 2022 from 07H00 by the Green Connection. Members of the Green Connection will be marching against the injustice of fishing rights, offshore oil and gas exploration and ocean pollution. Demonstrators will be marching from the Lamco Service Station, White Location Sports Field and Nekkies sports bar opposite Knoetzie Beach. Motorists are advised to be vigilant during the protest. Police will direct the traffic flow.
  • CAPE TOWN – 23 MAR 2022 (17H00) Protest expected in Cape Town on Thursday, 24 March 2022, by taxi operators. Taxi operators will march to the Department of the Premier to handover a memorandum of demands. Members affiliated with Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) and The Cape Organisation for the Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta) will protest due to the impoundment of taxi mini busses, unfair requirements for releasing impounded vehicles, and other challenges affecting the taxi industry. Taxi services will be suspended. Motorists are advised to be vigilant and avoid the Department of the Premier. Police are aware of the situation.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 23 MAR 2022

  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA:  The Presidency has announced that the 4th South African Investment Conference is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 24 March 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected in Cape Town on Thursday, 24 March 2022, by taxi operators. Taxi operators will march to the Department of the Premier to handover a memorandum of demands.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN: Protest expected by the members of the Mangaung Service Delivery Forum (MSDF) on Thursday, 24 March 2022, until Friday, 25 March 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected outside the Parliament building in Cape Town from 12H00 until 15H00 on Friday, 25 March 2022.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) office on Friday, 25 March 2022 at 12H00 by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
  • 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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