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Daily Podcast – March 04, 2024

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March 04, 2024.

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Halima Frost.



Making headlines:


Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula denies corruption allegations

Petrol price to rise by R1.21 and diesel by nearly R1.19 from Wednesday

And, GOOD takes Peter de Villiers through disciplinary process


Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula denies corruption allegations

National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has denied any involvement in alleged corrupt activities during her tenure as the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.

Mapisa-Nqakula is accused of receiving bribes from a South African National Defence Force contractor, amounting to R2.3-million.

Parliament, on behalf of the Office of the Speaker, said Mapisa-Nqakula expressed deep concern about the allegations, including a purported affidavit by one of the department's former service providers.

The Speaker reaffirmed her commitment to fully cooperate with any formal investigation into these allegations.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance will approach Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests to ask for an investigation into Mapisa-Nqakula.


Petrol price to rise by R1.21 and diesel by nearly R1.19 from Wednesday

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced that the petrol price will increase by R1.21 a litre for all grades from midnight on Wednesday.

The price of 0.05% sulphur diesel will increase by more than R1.05 a litre and the price of 0.005% sulphur diesel by nearly R1.19 a litre.

Illuminating paraffin will increase by 64c a litre and the maximum retail liquefied petroleum gas price by 41c/kg.

The increases are the result of an increase in the average Brent crude oil price to $82.50/bl, from $82.03/bl in the prior month, as well as a slight depreciation of the rand against the dollar.


GOOD takes Peter de Villiers through disciplinary process

The GOOD political party has concluded its own investigation into the sexual assault and harassment complaint made against Western Cape Provincial Legislature member Peter de Villiers and has decided to proceed with a formal disciplinary hearing.

The former Springboks coach was accused of sexual assault and harassment in January and suspended by the party.

In a statement released on Monday, the party said De Villiers was served with a charge sheet on February 23, and will begin oral evidence on March 7.

The hearing is set down for two days and an independent Disciplinary Hearing chairperson and an initiator will oversee the process.


That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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