ActionSA weapons for Malema, JSC interviews and rising gas prices

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ActionSA said it will pursue a high court review of the decision by the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests to exonerate Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema for his comments encouraging illegal immigration.

The Red Berets leader made the remarks during an EFF press conference on January 14, 2021.

Malema called for the opening of South African borders for the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

constitutional Court
A general view during interviews with the next South African Chief Justice at the Park Hotel on February 1, 2022 in Sandton. Photo: Gallo Images/Daily Maverick/Felix Dlangamandla

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) shortlisted four candidates for the available positions at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).

Earlier on Tuesday, the JSC interviewed five candidates in Sandton to fill the two vacancies at the ConCourt.

The JSC was to recommend the names of the three candidates for exam.

Fuel tax reduced by R1.50 per liter
Gas attendants pour gas at a gas station in Melville, January 20, 2021. Photo: Tracy Lee Stark

The Automobile Association (AA) says recent fuel tax relief will not necessarily ease the pain in motorists’ pockets.

Petrol prices will rise at midnight with 93 UPL petrol rising by 28c per liter and 95 UPL by 36c, while the price of diesel will rise between R1.52 and R1.69 per litre.

95 ULP will cost R21.96 for inland and R21.24 for coastal areas.

National Covid-19 Disaster Status
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the media during a post-SONA press conference on February 16, 2022 in Cape Town. Photo: Gallo Images/Jeffrey Abrahams

The government’s decision to end the state of national disaster is “merely symbolic” and will do little to change the status quo in South Africa.

It depends AfriForum who says President Cyril Ramaphosa announcement Monday evening, when the state of disaster is lifted, will not change anything since the current Covid-19 regulations will remain in place for another month, after which the new government health regulations will come into force.

SACP staff salaries
Solly Mapaila, First Deputy Secretary General of the SACP. Photo: Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla

Cosatu says he is troubled by media reports that the South African Communist Party (SACP) is struggling to pay staff salaries on time.

The union federation, allied with the ANC and the SACP, called on the Communist Party to immediately pay its employees what is due to them.

This followed reports that full-time SACP staff were entering their sixth month without receiving their salaries.

Ramaphosa State Capture Report
Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the State Capture Commission in Braamfontein, November 4, 2020. Photo: Neil McCartney

The Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture is still finalizing its final report following speculation that it may be released sooner than expected.

In a statement on Tuesday, the commission, chaired by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, said the report will be sent to the president. Cyril Ramaphosa “Once finished”.

“The commission would like to inform the public that it is in the process of finalizing part [four] of his report which he will submit to the President once it is completed. The public will be notified one way or another once it is known when a party [four] will be delivered to Presidencysaid commission secretary Itumelang Mosala.

King Shaka Airport.  Photo: Supplied
Kat Shaka Airport. Photo: Supplied

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) says the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is a “disadvantage” in tourism that is not only expensive to obtain but also expensive.

Fedhasa says it’s a small annoyance that has a lingering impact on family travel.

Under the new regulations, announced on March 22, 2022, only children under the age of five are exempt from providing either a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test to travel to South Africa.

Rahima Moosa Hospital
Rahima Moosa Hospital. Photo: Nigel Sibanda

A report on the treatment of patients at Rahima Moosa Hospital revealed that one of the patients asked the pregnant women to lie down on the floor.

This was revealed by CEO Dr. Nozuko Mkabayi in an interview with Newzroom Africa tuesday.

This after a video of pregnant women sleeping on the floor of Rahima Moosa Hospital, was shared by MMC Patriotic Health Alliance Ashley Sauls.

In the video, Sauls appears to be taking a stroll through the hospital hallway, where heavily pregnant women are either sleeping on the floor or sitting slumped in plastic chairs, waiting for help.

Daily news update
File photo: Suspended Western Cape MEC for Community Safety Albert Fritz leaves the Cape Town High Court on February 22, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Die Burger / Jaco Marais)

Former MEC Albert Fritz’s investigative report is with Prime Minister Alan Windeand currently sub justiceSocial Development Committee Chairman Dan Plato told the Western Cape legislature on Tuesday.

“The whole Fritz affair is sub justice since they are still dealing with the matter, it is in the hands of the Prime Minister. The Department [of social development] don’t deal with it, it’s with the Prime Minister’s Office,” Plato said.

The social department subcommittee heard a presentation on Tuesday on the new sexual harassment and gender-based violence and its implementation in the province and regions.

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Social media platform WhatsApp is rolling out new restrictions when forwarding forwarded messages to other group chats on the WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.

According to WABetainfo, the latest beta update will limit message forwarding to multiple groups at once.

Last month, WhatsApp introduced a new restriction when forwarding messages in the WhatsApp for Android beta: the new limitation prevents users from sending forwarded messages to multiple group chats.

SK Khoza
SK Khoza responded to the viral video of him appearing under the influence. Photo: Twitter

Disturbing videos of SK Khoza’s disturbing behavior went viral on social media on Monday and the actor has since spoken out about his behavior.

the old The Queen The Mzansi Magic actor was seen in a few videos wearing the same orange sweater and gray pants, trying to get into physical altercations with multiple people while appearing to be under the influence.

One of the videos was shot in a gas garage where Khoza was being held, looking visibly upset and aggressive, shouting in isiZulu, “Come here…come here little boy” while voices in the background can be heard laughing at his antics.

Manqoba Mngqithi - Mamelodi Sundowns - Caf Champions League - Al Ahly
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi says Al Ahly are not the strongest team in Africa at the moment. (Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/Backpagepix)

ES Sétif, Petro Atlético and CR Belouizdad are the three teams that Mamelodi Sundowns could face in the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League, with the draw taking place today at the headquarters of the African Confederation of football in Cairo.

Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi hopes to avoid coaching a side away from Mzansi, leaving Angola Petro as the best option. Sétif and Belouizdad are both from Algeria.

“You always want a team that would allow you to travel better, a country where you can get direct flights,” Mngqithi said.