What’s in store for the day ahead? We’ve got your South African news today round-up ready and waiting, including updates on the petrol price for October and more on the Dros restaurant rape.
You might have to remortgage the house if you want to fill up your tanks in October. South Africa is bracing for its biggest ever month-on-month fuel hike, with prices expected to rise by R1 per litre. The Central Energy fund is due to confirm this today.
The heinous crime that’s grabbed the nation’s attention took a new twist on Sunday when detailed eyewitness accounts of the Dros restaurant rape were shared by Netwerk24. You can read them here.
Remember last year, when we all wondered if we’d even get to the stage of investigating the Guptas and state capture? Few of us would have thought we’d be this far down the line. After last week’s dramatic revelations, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is next-up to spill the tea this week. [Read more: TimesLive]
Today’s a great day for Capetonians. After spending the last eight months operating to “water-tight” consumption allowance, restrictions have been eased slightly in the Western Cape. As of Monday 1 October, residents will be allowed to use 70 litres per person, per day, rather than just 50.
We haven’t quite got back over the $1 : R14 threshold just yet, despite a more positive week behind us. A spike in petrol prices is likely to affect the currency’s performance today.
Suspended SARS head Tom Moyane decided to withdraw a R12 million defamation claim against former SARS spokesperson Adrian Lackay this weekend. Information about his shady deals while at the top of the tree were leaked to the media, but Moyane is no longer pursuing the case. [Read more: EWN]
The tennis megastar has damn-near broke the internet this weekend, releasing a video of her singing the Divinyl’s classic I Touch Myself while topless. It’s part of a campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer, and how to detect the early signs of the disease. Here’s the clip:
For #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth I’ve recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit “I Touch Myself”!
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) September 29, 2018
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