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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 31 MAY 2022 (19H00)

May 31

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 31 MAY 2022
• QUEENSTOWN – 31 MAY 2022 (11H30) Protest reported on the R61. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• HANKEY – 31 MAY 2022 (12H00) UPDATE Road closure reported on North Street due to ongoing protest. Residents demand Sotho nationals to leave the area and demand farm employers not to employ Sotho nationals. (06H10) Protest reported on North Street in Hankey. 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 – 31 MAY 2022
• HOOPSTAD – 31 MAY 2022 (07H30) Premier Sisi Ntombela and Members of the Executive Council (MEC) are expected to visit Hoopstad today, 31 May 2022, from 10H00 to conduct an oversight inspection of the P21/4 road. The road links Hoopstad and Bloemhof in the North West province.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 31 MAY 2022
• TEMBISA – 31 MAY 2022 (06H20) Protest reported on Olifantsfontein Road in the vicinity of Tembisa Mall. 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.
• GERMISTON – 31 MAY 2022 (06H40) Stones and debris reported on Main Reef Road between Stanley Street and Shamrock Road due to ongoing protests. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are monitoring the area.
• MIDRAND – 31 MAY 2022 (07H00) Securex South Africa is expected to hold an expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre from today, 31 May, until Thursday, 02 June 2022. The expo will be open from 09H00 until 16H00. More than 160 quality exhibitors will be attending, with thousands of the continent’s security and fire protection professionals across both public and private sectors.
• WESTONARIA – 31 MAY 2022 (08H40) The South African Police Service (SAPS) has issued a warning following a reported increase in motor vehicle-related crime and hijackings in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. This comes as the SAPS issued a statement noting that between April 2021 to May 2022, Gauteng had 231 incidents and 186 incidents of hijackings following incidents that occurred between 06H00 and 09H00 and 18h00 and 00H00 on Thursdays and Fridays. The targeted vehicles include white or silver-grey Toyota Hilux, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Quantum, and Nissan NP200. South African Police Service (SAPS) officials have noted that suspected traffic police officers carry out these criminal activities in the following areas, Bekkersdal on the R28 and N12, Carletonville on Blybank Road and Randfontein Road, Fochville on the N12 and R500, and Randfontein on the R559, R28 and N14. Motorists and truck drivers have been advised to remain cautious.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 31 MAY 2022 (08H15) Protest reported at the Union Buildings. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) members of Sibanye Stillwater are protesting in demand for salary increases. The demonstrators demand President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the wage negotiations between unions and mine management. Members of the public are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.
• JOHANNESBURG – 31 MAY 2022 (11H20) The African Energy Chamber has called on African countries to launch independent investigations into Glencore Plc, the Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company. This follows after Glencore’s two subsidiaries recently pleaded guilty to multiple charges of market manipulation and bribery, including corruption related to the company’s oil operations in Africa and South America. The Chamber has also called for Glencore to be suspended as a Norwegian-based Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) supporting company. Glencore’s sanctions follow prolonged investigations by Brazil, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US). Glencore also recently disclosed disbursing more than $100 million in bribes to officials in Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Venezuela between 2007 and 2018. The mining company’s penalties to the US for violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and manipulating commodity prices are estimated at approximately $1,2 billion. Glencore is also currently being investigated by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland and by the Dutch Public Prosecution Service for failure to have the measures in place to prevent corruption.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 31 MAY 2022 (13H00) President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Vincent Magwenya as his Spokesperson with effect from Wednesday, 01 June 2022. Magwenya served as Spokesperson to former President Jacob Zuma from 2009 to 2010 and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PR agency Magna Carta from 2013 to 2016, before establishing Conversations Media and Communications, where he has served as CEO.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 31 MAY 2022 (15H20) The National Treasury and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) have extended the R1.50 fuel levy until 06 July 2022, followed by a downward adjustment to the relief for the second month to 75c per litre from 07 July until 02 August 2022. The fuel levy will be withdrawn from 03 August 2022. Around R6-billion of the state’s strategic oil reserves were sold to fund the original levy. However, this will not entirely fund the extension, meaning there will be a revenue loss of around R4.5-billion.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 31 MAY 2022 (16H20) UPDATE The EFF has given the eSwatini High Commission seven days to respond to their memorandum of demand. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (12H40) Demonstrations reported outside the eSwatini High Commission. The demonstrators have obstructed the entrance of the Commission. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene. (07H05) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members today, 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.
• VEREENIGING – 31 MAY 2022 (17H30) Johannesburg Water announced a scheduled 24-hour water shutdown on Friday, 03 June 2022. The time will be used to install a new non-return valve on the pump set at the Vereeniging Water Treatment Plant and to tie in the newly installed pipeline with the existing pipeline. Areas that will be affected include Fairland, Northcliff, Blackheath, Berario, Kelland, Weltevreden Park, Rampart Ridge, Randparkrif and parts of Randburg.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 31 MAY 2022
• CHATSWORTH – 31 MAY 2022 (06H15) Protest reported Crossmoor Road from High Terrace Road. The demonstrators have obstructed the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• ILLOVO SOUTH – 31 MAY 2022 (07H30) UPDATE Protest reported in the vicinity of Lower Illovo Business Park. The demonstrators have obstructed the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (06H40) Protest reported on the R102 at the Illovo steel bridge. 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.
• DURBAN – 31 MAY 2022 (13H45) Opposition parties in the eThekwini Municipality held a caucus meeting at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre today, 31 May 2022. This has led to the delay of eThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda delivering the State of the City Address for the 2022/2023 financial year today. Kaunda will be providing the draft Integrated Development Plan and budget for the next financial year. The budget is expected to ensure economic recovery for the city following unplanned events that have affected the city’s economy. The State of the City Address will be followed by an ordinary eThekwini full council meeting.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 31 MAY 2022
• LEBOWAKGOMO – 31 MAY 2022 (14H00) Protest reported at the entrance of Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality office in Lebowakgomo. Security officers are protesting due to the non-payment of salaries for three months by the security company, MMP. The security company is contracted by the municipality. Municipal employees have been unable to enter the municipal premises. Security officers are threatening to protest until they have received their salaries. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 31 MAY 2022
• EMALAHLENI/ WITBANK – 31 MAY 2022 (12H15) Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has announced that the cost of illegal mining at Thungela Resources is estimated at R500 million. This follows reports that unlawful miners have recently stolen and vandalised water management equipment at the Thungela Resources Khwezela Colliery Kromdraai site in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. Thungela has also recently condemned illegal mining operations for the toxic water spillage at Kromdraai. Minister Mantashe previously estimated that illegal mining cost the country’s mining sector approximately R41 million in 2018. Thungela Executive Head of Corporate Affairs Mpumi Sithole has stated that the sophisticated illegal mining activities and vandalism have increased significantly since 2019. Sithole has cited under-resourced law enforcement as the reason for the increase. Department of Water and Sanitation Spokesperson Sputnik Ratau has confirmed that a criminal investigation is underway. Sithole further noted that the company has submitted a rehabilitation plan to the Department and is awaiting its approval.
• BARBERTON – 31 MAY 2022 (15H40) UPDATE Demonstrators handed over their memorandum of demands at the Municipal offices. The demonstrators are demanding that the Government provide housing. The demonstrators stated that residents become ill due to the asbestos roofing. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (09H35) Demonstrations reported on General Street towards the Municipal offices. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. (08H40) The demonstrators have vandalised a Buscor bus. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (05H35) Protest reported on the R40 between Barberton and Nelspruit/ Mbombela at the intersection to Umjindi. The demonstrators have obstructed the road with a truck and debris. Stone-throwing has been reported. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 31 MAY 2022
• RUSTENBURG – 31 MAY 2022 (07H55) Shooting reported outside the Rutanang Primary school. Reports indicate that unidentified suspects shot and killed a female teacher. The reason for the shooting is unknown at this stage. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• HARTBEESPOORT – 31 MAY 2022 (09H00) The Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation, and Tourism is expected to participate in the North West International Market Access on Wednesday, 01 June 2022, until 02 June 2022 at the Three Oaks and Aloe Boutique Hotel from 10H00. The Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism, Kenetswe Mosenogi, is expected to provide a keynote address during the event. The event aims to create a platform for local businesses to look beyond the South-African Borders for new Trade and Investment opportunities and bring together further key role players in the international market. The North-West International Market Access is a unique vehicle for driving development and empowering local businesses through information sharing and access to international opportunities.
• RUSTENBURG – 31 MAY 2022 (10H00) Protest reported outside the Rustenburg Local Municipality. The demonstrators have obstructed the entrances of the Municipal Building with stones and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• SCHWEIZER RENEKE – 31 MAY 2022 (14H20) Community members held a protest at the Mamusa Local Municipality offices in Schweizer Reneke today, 31 May 2022. This follows after a dispute regarding the election of the African National Congress (ANC) Council Speaker. The ANC gave a directive to elect former Mayor Doctor Batsi as Council Speaker. However, ANC Councillors elected one of their own, Lesego Motlapele, instead. Demonstrators threatened to keep the municipal offices closed until the ANC addressed the matter. Demonstrators have been preventing anyone from entering the Municipal premises. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 31 MAY 2022
• KATHU – 31 MAY 2022 (07H10) Protest reported on the intersection of the R380 and Ian Flemming Street towards Sishen and Kumba Mine. The demonstrators are protesting due to employment-related issues. 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.
• WARRENTON – 31 MAY 2022 (16H00) Protest expected in Warrenton on Thursday, 02 June 2022. Roads in and around Warrenton will be closed to traffic. Demonstrators will be protesting against the poor road infrastructure and for wage benefits. Motorists are advised to avoid the area during the protest. Police will be deployed.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 31 MAY 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 31 MAY 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) today, 31 May 2022, at the Melomed Mitchells Plain Private Hospital from 12H00. The demonstrators are expected to protest against cutting costs through performance bonuses and staff shortages. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• CAPE TOWN – 31 MAY 2022 (14H40) Grassy Park Police have launched an investigation into an act of vigilantism that occurred this morning, 31 May 2022, in Parkwood. Community members attacked three men travelling in a Toyota Avanza vehicle for allegedly kidnapping children. Two of the victims escaped. However, the community killed one victim and set the vehicle alight on Hyde Road. No arrests have been made. The Police are investigating a case of murder.
• CAPE TOWN – 31 MAY 2022 (18H00) UPDATE Community members are protesting due to a Tafelsig High School learner who refused to be transported by unrecognised taxi operators. This follows after three victims have been attacked and one of them killed by community members this morning, 31 May 2022, for allegedly kidnapping children in Parktown. The situation remains volatile. (17H45) Unrest reported on AZ Berman Drive near the Tafelsig High School in Tafelsig. Residents are throwing stones at Police officers. Police are attempting to disperse demonstrators with rubber bullets. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 31 MAY 2022
• WARRENTON: Protest expected in Warrenton on Thursday, 02 June 2022. Roads in and around Warrenton will be closed to traffic.
• VEREENIGING: Johannesburg Water announced a scheduled 24-hour water shutdown on Friday, 03 June 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.
• SOWETO: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to hold an EFF Freedom Charter Day Rally on Sunday, 26 June 2022, at the Walter Sisulu Square from 11H00.

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