Cape City — Govt, Company in Last Talks to Scrap E-Tolls – Minister
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has stated that authorities and a technical staff from the South African Nationwide Roads Company SOC Ltd (SANRAL) are within the closing stage of reaching an settlement to scrap e-tolls, Eyewitness News reports. Authorities has additionally agreed to absorbing the R47 billion e-toll debt that accrued from non-payment, coming after a memorandum was drawn up on the finish of 2021.
Some Cape City Seashores Shut As a consequence of Sewage Spills
The Metropolis of Cape City has stated that the closure of a bit of Strand Seaside on the False Bay coast, a bit of Fish Hoek seaside and that of Small Bay in Blaauwberg is a “precuationary measure”. “The short-term closures are on account of sewage spills within the areas – the causes of that are below investigation. Metropolis departments have been activated to reply to these incidents,” the Metropolis stated. In keeping with Eyewitness News, the town’s Alex Lansdowne known as on bathers to keep away from the water in these three places.
Good Information for New Yr – Petrol Worth Set to Drop Tomorrow!
In keeping with The Sowetan, the petrol value is ready to lower with a R2.06/l drop for 93 and 95 gas. The division of vitality added that the rand strengthened after the typical value of brent crude oil dropped from U.S.$88.77 (R1,508) a barrel to U.S.$85.08 throughout December 2022.
Mimimum Wage Enhance Might Increase Unemployment Charges – NEASA
In keeping with the Nationwide Employers Affiliation, authorities’s proposed minimal wage enhance may even see already excessive unemployment charges worsen, eNCA reports. The physique alleges that many employers might not have the ability to afford it, which quantities to an 8 % rise. Stakeholders have been given to January 13 to reply.
Cape Minstrels Make Vibrant Return After Two-Yr Break
After a two-year hiatus on account of Covid-19, the Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations returned to Cape City, Eyewitness News reports, with the colorful parade making its means by the town streets to the delights of a whole lot. The occasion is rooted within the historical past of Cape City’s slave commerce the place the “Second New Yr” was used for celebration because it marked the one day within the calendar when slaves had been all owed a break day from work.