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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 30 MAY 2022 (10H00)

May 30

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 30 MAY 2022
• PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA – 30 MAY 2022 (09H20) UPDATE The demonstrators have gathered at The Donkin Reserve ahead of the protest at the High Court. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (07H55) Protest expected by The Green Connection members today, 30 May 2022, from 08H00 at the Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha High Court against the Shell seismic surveys on the wild coast. The demonstrators are expected to gather on the corner of Donkin Street and Athol Fugard Terrace Street and proceed to the court. The High court is expected to hear the applications filed by environmental civil society organisations opposing the planned seismic survey by Shell off the Wild Coast in the province. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA – 30 MAY 2022 (09H25) Protest reported on Standford Road. 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.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 30 MAY 2022
• KALWERSPRUIT – 30 MAY 2022 (07H40) Road closure reported on the R34 Between Kalwerspruit and Geluk due to a tanker that overturned. Chemical spillage has been reported. No injuries have been reported. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Emergency services are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 30 MAY 2022
• PRETORIA – 29 MAY 2022 (21H20) Protest expected on 30 May 2022 at 09H00 at the Tshwane House, Johannesburg (JHB). Reports indicate that the Region 07 Mining Committee are expected to protest to seek recognition by the City of Tshwane and mining executives as a legitimate body to represent all wards in Region 07. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Madiba Street and proceed until Tshwane House. Metro Police advised motorists to avoid the Kgosi Mampuru Street, Sophie De Bruyn Street, Bosman Street, Paul Kruger Street and Thabo Sehume Street. The demonstrators are expected to disperse from 13H00. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 30 MAY 2022 (01H20) Fire reported at the Steve Biko Hospital. Reports indicate that a fire broke out at the Wendy House, used as temporary storage for COVID-19 medical waste and an in-transit corpse area. The fire has affected the temporary isolation unit. The reason for the fire is unknown at this stage. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Emergency services are on the scene.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 30 MAY 2022 (07H35) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Tuesday, 31 May 2022, at the Eswatini High Commission from 10H00. The EFF members are expected to protest in solidarity with the people of Eswatini and call for the democratisation of Eswatini. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to the area.
• SOWETO – 30 MAY 2022 (09H35) Road closure reported on Elias Motsoaledi Road/M77 between Koma Road and Nxumalo Street due to ongoing protests. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery related to power outages. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are monitoring the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 30 MAY 2022
• BERGIVILLE – 29 MAY 2022 (21H40) Truck attacks reported in the vicinity of Bergville toll Plaza on the N3, KwaZulu-Natal. Reports indicate that truck drivers are being thrown with stones from the bridge. Truck drivers are advised to be vigilant when passing through the area.
• PORT EDWARD – 29 MAY 2022 (23H20) The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a high alert on severe weather conditions along the coast of KwaZulu-Natal on 30 May 2022, from 05H00. SAWS stated that adverse weather conditions can be expected with winds ranging between 70-80 kilometres (km) per hour and tidal waves reaching a height of six metres. SAWS stated that the adverse weather conditions are expected to commence in Port Edward spreading towards Richards Bay. Civilians and motorists in the area are advised to remain vigilant at all times.
• TONGAAT – 30 MAY 2022 (06H20) UPDATE Protest reported on Watson Highway/M43 in the vicinity of Brake Village. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched. (21H50) Protest expected in the Tongaat area on 30 May 2022 from 06H00. Reports indicate that the demonstrations are due to residents not having access to clean water for the past few days. Local sources stated that all entrances are expected to be barricaded with tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
• MOOI RIVER – 30 MAY 2022 (08H40) UPDATE Protest reported on the R103 at the P18 turn off to Middlerus. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have obstructed the road with stones and debris. (04H50) Protest reported in the vicinity of the N3 Mooi Rivier Toll Plaza. Emergency services are on scene monitoring the situation. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant when passing through the area.
• UMGABABA – 30 MAY 2022 (09H00) Protest reported on the P197 route. 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.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 30 MAY 2022
• MODIMOLLE – 30 MAY 2022 (09H05) The Modimolle-Mookgophong Local Municipality has announced that it will increase its security measures to protect its employees. This follows after the Acting Municipal manager Magda Berrange was attacked in the Municipal building on Friday, 27 May 2022, by an unknown suspect and was hospitalised after sustaining injuries. Municipal Mayor Marlene van Staden stated that Police have launched an investigation regarding the attack.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 30 MAY 2022
• NELSPRUIT/MBOMBELA – 30 MAY 2022 (06H05) Protest expected by the members affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) at the Mpumalanga High Court today, 30 May 2022, from 09H00. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand justice for NEHAWU Shopsteward, Tebogo Matsane, who was killed. The Hig court is expected to hand over its judgement on the case. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to the area.
• WITBANK/EMALAHLENI – 30 MAY 2022 (08H30) Protest reported on the R575 in the vicinity of Duvha Power Station. Residents of Masakhane Informal Settlement are protesting due to the failure of the RCS contractor company to employ local residents. 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 – NORTH WEST – 30 MAY 2022
• MAHIKENG – 30 MAY 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by community members of Mahikeng today, 30 May 2022, at the Mahikeng Local Municipality. Community members are expected to protest against the irregular employment of General Workers in the Municipality. The demonstrators are expected to hand over a memorandum of grievances. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 30 MAY 2022
• KATHU – 30 MAY 2022 (07H15) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, at the Kumba Iron Ore Mine from 11H00. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Frekkie Meyer Street and march to the mine. EFF members are expected to march in solidarity with the community members to demand employment. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area during the protest.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 30 MAY 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 30 MAY 2022 (06H10) Zandile Mafe’s bail application hearing has been set for today, 30 May 2022, at the Cape Town High Court. The hearing is expected to appoint an additional Judge for the bail application appeal hearing of Mafe set to commence at 09H00. This follows after Mafe allegedly set alight the Parliament building on 02 January 2022. Mafe is facing several charges, including arson, terrorism, theft and others. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is expected to transfer the case to the High Court for the June hearing. Furthermore, the case hearing has been postponed until 09 June 2022. The postponement is expected due to outstanding reports and authorisation certificate.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 30 MAY 2022
• ALBERTON: Operation Dudula is expected to launch a branch in Katlehong at the Botsotso Ground on Saturday, 04 June 2022, from 10H00.
• THOHOYANDOU: The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF), Commander in Chief (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to deliver a keynote address at the Youth Day commemoration on Thursday, 16 June 2022, from 11H00 at the Makwarela Stadium
• KATHU: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, at the Kumba Iron Ore Mine from 11H00.
• JOHANNESBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to convene a Health Committee meeting on 23 June 2022.

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