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News wrap: Don’t decommission coal powered power stations just yet- Electricity Minister 

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Don’t decommission coal powered power stations just yet- Electricity Minister 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramakgopa, says South Africa should delay the process of decommissioning old coal power stations.
The minister believes that slowing down the decommissioning of the coal power stations will assist in reducing loadshedding. South Africa is currently facing its worst bout of loadshedding since 2008.

Possible petrol price hike on the cards for next month 

We might face a tough time at the pumps next month as global oil prices remain high.
According to the latest data from the Central Energy Fund, petrol hikes can be expected due to the cost of international products linked to oil prices.
Petrol could see an increase of between 74 cents and 80 cents per litre.
Meanwhile, diesel continues to drop in price with a prediction of a decrease of 18 cents to 41 cents per litre.

SIU investigates looting at NSFAS

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is investigating the alleged looting of NSFAS.
This was announced to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts this week, with the focus of the investigation to be on overpayments to institutions of higher learning and ghost students.

Rail sector to strike in Germany tomorrow 

Germany is bracing for a strike in the rail sector tomorrow.
Unions representing transport workers announced a nationwide strike over salary increases.
Strikes by workers in Germany are on the increase due to high inflation.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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