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Housebreaking sees an increase in SA with over 2 million cases- Stats SA

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New data released by Statistics South Africa has found that household crimes in the country have increased as more than 2 million households have experienced burglaries.

Statistician-General of South Africa, Risenga Maluleke said the experience of housebreaking has increased by 14% from the previous year.

“The issue of crime is one that is experienced by almost all citizens, irrespective of their economic status or where they live,” he said in a press release.

Housebreaking is the most common crime with a total of 983 000 incidents in the 2021/22 period, while home robbery affected 155 000 households.

“In South Africa, more than two-fifths (41,9%) of households are headed by women.1 According to the Governance, Public Safety, and Justice Survey (GPSJS), housebreaking was mostly experienced by female-headed households and households in rural areas,” according to Stats SA.

Ramaphosa to answer MP’s questions surrounding Phala Phala farm and illegal immigration

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to appear before the National Assembly on Tuesday to answer questions from Members of Parliament (MPs) surrounding the Phala Phala farm saga and the sexual harassment allegations against finance minister Enoch Godongwana.

The President will also be faced with questions on illegal migration, renewable energy, and gender-based violence.

MP’s will fire questions about the Parliamentary probe and whether there is evidence to suggest that Ramaphosa violated the Constitution over the alleged Phala Phala farm burglary in 2020.

An independent panel to investigate this is expected to be announced later this week.

Indian multi-billionaire announces $25bn plan to launch 5G services

In an effort to bring 5G mobile internet services to India, Mukesh Ambani has announced a $25bn plan to launch the services within two months.

Head of a telecoms-to-retail group called Reliance Industries, Ambani says the high-speed network will be introduced first in New Delhi and Mumbai.

The 65-year-old said it will then be expanded to the rest of India by December next year.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Ambani has an estimated net worth of $91.9bn, making him the eleventh richest person in the world and the second richest person in Asia.

Written by: Kelly-Jane Turner

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