Gas Prices, Crime Stats and Proteas Test Series



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The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy announced that gasoline prices will increase by 81 cents per litre. Photo: Neil McCartney

South Africans will pay record prices for gasoline from next month, with the Automobile Association (AA) predicting 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 illuminating paraffin,” the AA said.

An analysis of gasoline price movement this month shows that international oil prices are contributing entirely to the expected increases, with the stronger rand dampening what would have been larger increases.

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

The Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture confirmed on Friday that it had approached the High Court in Pretoria to seek a further extension of his term until April 30, 2022.

If the commission’s legal petition is successful, it means its final report, which was due to be delivered to President Cyril Ramaphosa on February 28, will not be its last report.

Shooting incident at a Soweto tavern
Illustrative photo: iStock

South Africa’s murder rate increased by 8.9% from October to December 2021, according to the latest quarterly crime statistics.

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

The good news was that robberies, sexual assaults, attempted sexual offenses and contact sexual offenses were all down over the study period.

Missing teenager found dead with multiple stab wounds
Illustrative photo: iStock

South Africa saw a 9.0% drop in sexual offenses from October to December 2021, according to the latest quarterly crime statistics, but despite this more than 11,000 people were still victims of rape during this period.

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

Cele said that despite the decline in sexual offenses 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 spread out and arrested a large number of looters but they just couldn't cope with the sheer numbers.  Photo: Neil McCartney
Police arrest a looter in Mayfield Square in Daveyton, July 13, 2021 The police were extremely spread out and arrested a large number of looters but they just couldn’t cope with 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 examine the government’s response to the July 2021 Gauteng and KZN unrest, the South African Human Rights Commission Man (SAHRC) is set to resume its investigative hearing into the unrest, this time focusing on Gauteng.

According to SAHRC hearings will start from Monday February 21 to Friday March 4.

No driving license
Photo: Nigel Sibanda

Civil action group, the Undoing Tax Abuse Organization (OUTA), has accused the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) of unfairly raising the costs of its new online payment and license renewal system.

On Thursday, the roads agency announced that it had finally entered the digital age, introducing an online payment portal.

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

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

Flavio Hlabangwane will undergo a psychiatric evaluation
File photo: Flavio Hlabangwane, accused of murder, appearing at Protea Magistrates Court. Photo: Twitter/@jozifm

The case against a Soweto man who allegedly stored his murder victim’s body parts in his fridge has been adjourned to March 18 for a full mental evaluation.

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

The state did not oppose the request.

Sama president Dr. Angelique Coetzee resigns
Former Sama Board Chair, Dr. Angelique Coetzee. Photo: Twitter

Dr Angelique Coetzee, Chair of the Board of the South African Medical Association (Sama), has resigned from her post with immediate effect.

Le Sama made the announcement on Friday, saying Coetzee had informed the association of his resignation during its board meeting on Thursday evening. She will remain a regular member of Sama’s board of directors.

“Current vice-chairman of the Sama board, Dr. Mvuyisi Mzukwa, will assume the role of interim chairman while the board considers the permanent replacement of Dr. Coetzee,” Sama said in a statement. declaration.

Cassper denies rumors made by podcast host
Photo: Twitter

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

The musician welcomed his first child with partner Thobeka Majozi in September 2020. The parents shared some photos of Khotso but intentionally didn’t show his face.

On Thursday, Cassper posted an adorable picture of himself and Khotso posing on the stairs. Khotso wears a cute beige striped jumpsuit with blue shoes.

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

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

It is claimed that Broos asked Hlanti how he was feeling after his recent recovery from injury as he considered him for his next team selection.

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

Hearing of Marc Boucher
Proteas coach Mark Boucher is due to appear before a disciplinary hearing shortly. Photo: Sportsfile/Gallo Images

After another dismal start to a series of Tests that sees the Proteas struggling to take a big defeat in three days, coach Mark Boucher admits it has become a trend and coaches need to figure out what not to do. wrong with the team. .

South Africa scored just 95 in their first set, watched New Zealand amass 482 in theirs, then slipped to 4/3 in their second set before Temba Bavuma (22no) and Rassie van der Dussen (9no) did fight a bit to get them through to the end of the game on day two on 34/2.