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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 24 MAR 2022 (10H00)

March 24

WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 24 MAR 2022 (10H00)

 

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 24 MAR 2022

  • PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA – 24 MAR 2022 (04H50) Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has announced expected service disruptions in the Greenbushes area. The service disruption is expected between 08H00 and 17H00 on either 29 March 2022 or Thursday 31 March 2022. This follows as the 22kV (kiloVolt) line is set to be connected for the Chelsea Reservoir. The public is advised to handle all electrical equipment and outlets as live.
  • EAST LONDON – 24 MAR 2022 (09H00) Protest reported on Lukin Road and King Street in the vicinity of Buffalo City 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.
  • NGCOBO – 24 MAR 2022 (09H40) Protest reported on the  R61 between Tsomo and Ngcobo. Previous demonstrations have been related 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 – FREE STATE – 24 MAR 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 24 MAR 2022 (06H20) Protest expected by the Mangaung Service Delivery Forum (MSDF) members today, 24 March 2022, until Friday, 25 March 2022. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Paradise Hall from 09H00. The demonstrators are expected to protest against corruption, poor service delivery, unemployment. The demonstrators demand the absorption of Security officers, access to land and local economic development. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 24 MAR 2022

  • GRASMERE – 23 MAR 2022 (20H45) UPDATE Eskom has turned off the electricity in Finetown due to non-payment by residents. This is part of Eskom’s revenue management. Motorists are advised to avoid the N1 and R558 at Finetown near the Grasmere Plaza. (20H15) Protest reported on the N1 at the Grasmere Toll Plaza. Residents are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrators are looting and setting trucks and vehicles alight. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
  • AKASIA – 23 MAR 2022 (20H50) Spiking incident reported on the M17/ Hornsnek Road in the vicinity of Bundu Inn. The spikes have been placed inside a plastic bag. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • SANDTON – 23 MAR 2022 (21H35) The Alexandra Magistrates Court has granted bail to the six Alexandra Dudula Movement Members. Bail has been set at R1,000 for each member following the reduction from R3,000. This follows after the arrest of the Dudula members for the alleged clashes between the members and foreign hawkers and law-enforcement agencies.
  • PRETORIA/TSHWANE – 23 MAR 2022 (23H00) South Africa has released their expected 2050 National Infrastructure Plans (NIP). The NIP is expected to include six main sections, which include insight into the energy, freight transport, and the water and digital communication sectors. Furthermore, the NIP is expected to include five divided sections focused on the regional plan for infrastructure, finance, strengthening institutions for delivery, rebuilding the civil construction and supplier sector, and the approach to monitoring and reporting on progress. The NIP is set to focus on how the country’s infrastructure programme could be used to catalyse economic growth in addition to increasing job opportunities.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 24 MAR 2022 (02H40) Service disruption is expected on 28 March 2022,31 March 2022, and 03 April 2022. The power is expected to be disconnected due to network maintenance work for improved service by City Power Johannesburg. Craighall Park and Hyde Park is expected to be disconnected from the power from 08H00 until 17H00 on 28 March. Ennerdale is expected to be disconnected from 08H00 until 18H00. Johannesburg, Marshalltown and others are expected to be disconnected from 08H00 until 18H00. City Power has advised the public to treat their electricity supply points as live at all times as power may be restored at any time.
  • PRETORIA/TSHWANE – 24 MAR 2022 (03H30) The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced an updated grants calendar for the remainder of 2022. This follows complaints from the public due to payments not being provided early enough. The Social grants are expected to be paid on the second day of each month or the first working day if the second is on a weekend or public holiday. 46% of South Africans are expected to collect some form of a grant. The Government has extended the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant for another year. The Department of Social Development is expected to initiate a feasibility assessment towards the resource modelling and implementation of the Basic Income Grant (BIG).
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 24 MAR 2022 (06H00) The Presidency has announced that the 4th South African Investment Conference is scheduled to take place today, 24 March 2022. The Conference follows a commitment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA2018). The event aims to promote investment opportunities and encourage investments towards employment creation in South Africa.
  • LENASIA – 24 MAR 2022 (08H05) Protest reported N1 Grasmere Plaza. Demonstrators are reportedly burning and looting trucks. The demonstrators are protesting due to electricity disconnections. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
  • WESTONARIA – 24 MAR 2022 (09H45) Protest expected by the members affiliated with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Friday, 25 March 2022, from 10H00 at the Sibanye-Stillwater Libanon Business Park. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand salary increases. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to the area.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 24 MAR 2022

  • DUNDEE – 23 MAR 2022 (19H15) The Dundee Magistrate’s Court has remanded the bail application of three people accused to April 2022. The accused are facing charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice. This follows after victim Mercisha Tedpaul’s body was found near a railway line in the area earlier this month after she was reported missing. Police are continuing to investigate the matter.
  • BEREA – 24 MAR 2022 (08H00) Protest reported at the Durban University of Technology Steve Biko Campus. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 24 MAR 2022

  • THOHOYANDOU – 24 MAR 2022 (07H50) The Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court rejected a second bail application brought by Percy Radzuma, one of the accused in the murder case of Vhembe district officials who were affiliated with the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) as the new information presented was not convincing. The court had postponed the case to Monday, 30 May 2022, to allow the state prosecutor to hand over the docket to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for a decision.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 24 MAR 2022

  • HENDRINA – 24 MAR 2022 (00H00) The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has ordered a preservation order for the Gupta owned Optimum Coal Mine (OCM). This follows after the Gupta family attempted to sell the mine to a former Gupta associate Danial McGowan. The NPA stated that the preservation order has preserved all Gupta owned Tegeta shares in OCM and Optimum Coal Terminal in addition to OCM’s businesses. Furthermore, the NPA reported the preservation of R1,3 billion from Templar funds in relation to OCM. Claims to the Templar stake preserved are funds that were advanced by a Dubai company, Griffin Line Trading LLC, controlled by Ajay Gupta’s son, Kamal Singhala. The court has granted the South African Police Services authority to confiscate the mine and place it in the custody of the court-appointed curator. This follows as a curator is expected to value the property and find a purchaser.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 24 MAR 2022

  • POTCHEFSTROOM – 24 MAR 2022 (06H10) Protest expected at the Dan Tloome building today, 24 March 2022. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Ikageng Memorial Park 10H00 and begin to march at 11H00 from Ikageng Memorial Park to the Dan Tloome building. The employees are expected to deliver a memorandum of demands to the Member of Executive Council (MEC) of the Local Government from 13H00. The demonstrators will be protesting due to poor working conditions, the failure to recognise trade unions and poor service delivery to the community. Demonstrators will march on Ikageng Road to the N12 until they reach the Dan Tloome building. The demonstrators are expected to disperse from 14H00. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes during the protest. Police are aware of the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 24 MAR 2022

  • PORT NOLLOTH – 23 MAR 2022 (19H20) The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) has raised concerns regarding the new hospital in Port Nolloth that has been without water since 18 March 2022. As a result, there has been no cleaning, and patients’ bedding has not been washed. This is due to low water levels at the local dam. The dam must be replenished so that water can be pumped into the hospital’s system.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 24 MAR 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 23 MAR 2022 (20H50) Protest reported on Baden Powell Drive at the Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
  • CAPE TOWN – 23 MAR 2022 (22H30) Service disruption reported at Durbanville and Townsend Estate. The reason for the electrical failure is being investigated. The public is advised to remain calm until the investigations have been completed.
  • CAPE TOWN – 24 MAR 2022 (09H20) UPDATE Demonstrations reported on N2 Nelson Mandela Boulevard towards the Central Business District (CBD). Motorists are advised to use the M3  Philip Kgosana Drive as an alternative route. (09H15) Five passengers have been injured following a Golden Arrows bus that was set alight in Nyanga.  (08H50) Stone-throwing and gunshots reported in the vicinity of Vangate Mall. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  (08H15) Violent demonstrations reported on Baden Powell Drive/R310 and Macassar Road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (07H35) Two Golden Arrow buses have been set alight in Nyanga. The N2 route has been blocked by the taxi operators. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.  (07H10) Road closure reported on the N2 near Jans Smuts Drive due to a taxi that has been set alight. Violent protest reported on the N1, M167 and Old Paarl road. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  (06H40) Golden Arrow Bus has been set alight on Maroela Road, Belmont Park Kraaifontein. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene. (06H05) Protest expected by the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) and Congress for Democratic Taxi Associations (CODETA) today, 24 March 2022, from 10H30. The demonstrators are expected to march from District six to the Office of the Premier to hand over a memorandum of demands. The taxi operators are expected to protest due to impounded taxis, unfair requirements for releasing impounded vehicles, and other challenges affecting the taxi industry. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to the area.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 24 MAR 2022

  • CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected outside the Parliament building in Cape Town from 12H00 until 15H00 on Friday, 25 March 2022.
  • WESTONARIA: Protest expected by the members affiliated with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Friday, 25 March 2022, from 10H00 at the Sibanye-Stillwater Libanon Business Park.
  • 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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