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R20 per liter of fuel now in sight for motorists in Gauteng
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced that gasoline prices will increase by 81 cents per liter. Photo: Neil McCartney

South Africans will be paying record prices for gasoline starting next month, with the Automobile Association (AA) forecasting massive fuel price hikes based on fuel price data from the Central Energy Fund.

“The data shows an increase of R1.25 per liter for 95 octane petrol, R1.24 per liter for 93 octane, R1.29/l for diesel and a significant increase of R1.22/l for paraffin relieving said the AA.

An analysis of the gas price movement this month shows that international petroleum prices are fully contributing to the expected gains, with the stronger Rand buffering against what would have been larger gains.

'Too bad' if Sisulu's insults 'stay like this', says Zondo
Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Photo: Gallo Images/Veli Nhlapo

The Commission of Inquiry into coup allegations confirmed on Friday that it had approached the Supreme Court in Pretoria for a further extension of the deadline to April 30, 2022.

Should the commission’s judicial request succeed, it means that the final report, due to be delivered to President Cyril Ramaphosa on February 28, will not be the last report.

Shooting incident Soweto tavern tavern
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According to the latest quarterly crime statistics, the homicide rate in South Africa increased by 8.9% between October and December 2021.

This means that 562 more people died in South Africa between October and December last year than in the same period in 2020. Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday released the quarterly crime statistics in Cape Town for the third quarter.

The good news was that common robberies, sex crimes, attempted sex crimes, and contact sex crimes decreased over the reporting period.

Missing teen found dead with multiple stab wounds
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In South Africa, sex crimes decreased by 9.0% between October and December 2021, according to the latest quarterly crime statistics, but despite this, more than 11,000 people were still raped during this period.

Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed this on Friday in Cape Town during the release of the quarterly crime statistics for the last three months of 2021.

Cele said that despite the decline in sex crimes for the quarter, 11,315 people were raped between October and December.

Police arrest a looter in Mayfield Square in Daveyton, July 13, 2021 The police were extremely overworked and arrested a large number of looters, but they just couldn't handle the sheer numbers.  Photo: Neil McCartney
Police arrest a looter in Mayfield Square in Daveyton, July 13, 2021 The police were extremely overworked and arrested a large number of looters, but they just couldn’t handle the sheer numbers. Photo: Neil McCartney

While the country is still reeling from the damning findings of a report by the panel of experts appointed in August 2021 to assess the government’s response to the unrest in Gauteng and KZN in July 2021, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) resume its investigative hearing. in the turmoil, this time targeting Gauteng.

According to the SAHRC the hearings starts from Monday 21 February to Friday 4 March.

No 'smart card' driving licenses for ZA until next year
Photo: Nigel Sibanda

Civilian action group, the Organization Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has accused the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) of unfairly escalating costs in its recently launched online payment and license renewal system.

The road company announced on Thursday that it has finally entered the digital age with the introduction of an online payment portal.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is optimistic that digitizing essential services would reduce corruption endemic in driving license testing centers and shorten on-site queues.

But Outa is now accusing the road agency and department of raising fees for transactions such as those for changes in vehicle ownership.

Flavio Hlabangwane undergoes psychiatric examination
Image file: Murder accused Flavio Hlabangwane appearing before the Protea Magistrates Court. Image: Twitter/@jozifm

The case against a Soweto man who allegedly kept the body parts of his female murder victim in his refrigerator has been postponed until March 18 for a full mental evaluation.

Murder suspect Flavio Hlabangwane was admitted to the Sterkfontein psychiatric facility in mid-January, following a request from the defense team to undergo mental observation.

The state did not oppose the application.

Sama President Dr.  Angelique Coetzee resigns
Former Sama board chair Dr Angelique Coetzee. Photo: Twitter

dr. Angelique Coetzee, the chairman of the board of the South African Medical Association (Sama), has resigned with immediate effect.

De Sama made the announcement on Friday and said Coetzee had informed the association of her resignation on Thursday evening during the board meeting. She will simply remain a member of the Sama board.

“The current Vice-Chairman of Sama’s Board of Directors, Dr. Mvuyisi Mzukwa, will assume the role of Interim Chairman while the Board considers the permanent replacement of Dr. Coetzee,” Sama said in a response. statement

Cassper denies podcast host rumors
Photo: Twitter

For rapper Cassper Nyovest, creating and leaving a legacy for his son Khotso Izwe Simba Phoolo is everything.

The musician welcomed his first child with his partner Thobeka Majozi in September 2020. The parents have shared a few photos of Khotso, but have deliberately do not show his face.

On Thursday, Cassper posted a cute image of himself and Khotso posing on the stairs. Khotso wears cute striped beige overalls with blue shoes.

Hugo Broos - Bafana - Zimbabwe
Hugo Broos has called on Bafana to get on top of Zimbabwe from the first whistle. Image: Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix.

A source has revealed that Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has been in touch with Kaizer Chiefs defender Sifiso Hlanti.

It is alleged that Broos asked Hlanti how he was feeling after his recent recovery from injury as he considers him for his next roster.

Bafana’s next match is a friendly against France on March 29.

Mark Boucher hears
Proteas coach Mark Boucher is due to appear for a disciplinary hearing soon. Image: Sportsfile/Gallo Images

After another bleak start to a Test series in which the Proteas find themselves in big trouble before falling to a major inning loss within three days, coach Mark Boucher admits this has become a trend and the coaches need to figure out what’s going wrong with the team .

South Africa scored only 95 in their first innings, saw New Zealand collect 482 all-out in their at bat, then fell to 4/3 in their second innings before Temba Bavuma (22no) and Rassie van der Dussen (9no) slightly struggle brought them to the end of the game on day two at 34/2.

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