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Debt counselling on the rise in SA

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Debt counselling on the rise in SA

Inquiries about debt counselling are on the increase in South Africa.

According to DebtBusters, the number of people who have made debt counselling inquiries this year has increased by 17-percent compared with the second quarter of LAST YEAR.

South African consumers are under pressure from increasing inflation and interest rates.

Many are also struggling to borrow money.

Fuel levy hike won’t fund e-tolls – Mbalula

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says a fuel levy hike will not fund the e-tolls in Gauteng.

This comes after the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) issued a statement in which they believe Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will use the drop in the fuel prices to increase the fuel price levy by between 25 cents and 30 cents a litre.

Mbalula says the allegations are alarming and rumour-mongering.

Icy weather continues into tomorrow

Icy weather conditions is expected to continue in the Western Cape till tomorrow when temperatures begin to rise again. The SA Weather Service says that the cold front will be coupled with snow fall over the mountainous areas of the interior of the Western Cape and southern parts of the Northern Cape. Meanwhile the City’s disaster risk Management’s Charlotte Powell says teams are on high alert to assist community’s impacted by flooding

In your international news…

Massive floods hit NZ South Island

Hundreds of families on New Zealand’s South Island were forced to leave their homes earlier after flooding caused a state of emergency to be declared in three regions.

A tropically fuelled storm has dumped more than 30 centimetres of rain on parts of the South Island, causing rivers to burst their banks. The extreme weather has also felled trees, blocking major roads.

And finally….

Man finds pearl in clam

A Pennsylvania man eating with his family at a Delaware restaurant made a surprising discovery inside of a clam: a purple pearl. Initially he says he thought the chef dropped something which looked like a bead into the clam, but soon realised that it was a pearl. He says he now plans on having the pearl valued.

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Written by: Keenan Williams

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