News Wrap: Irresponsible for Nersa to hike electricity prices amid energy crisis – CT Mayor 

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Irresponsible for Nersa to hike electricity prices amid energy crisis – CT Mayor 

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill Lewis is looking to legal experts to assist in standing against the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa)’s approval for Eskom to hike prices by 18,65 percent from the 1st of April. The mayor says that municipalities should not have to bare the brunt for Eskom and Nersa’s mismanagement, saying the approval is irresponsible and it will lead to difficult times ahead for consumers.

Boksburg driver may face charges of murder – Gauteng Police 

There’s a possibility that the driver involved in the Boksburg explosion could face charges of murder. That’s the word from Gauteng Police who say they are confident that their investigations will be successful and that someone will be brought to book for the blast. So far forty people have died from the explosion after a gas tanker got stuck under a low lying bridge on Christmas eve, with five more people remaining in hospital with critical injuries.

Calls for parents to get get children vaccinated against measles amid outbreak 

Health organisations are appealing to parents to have their children vaccinated against measles as the National Institute for Communicable Diseases had declared outbreaks in five provinces with more than 300 confirmed cases. The affected provinces include Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng and the Free State. The National Institute For Communicable Diseases had not recorded any fatalities.

Surgeon removes unexploded grenade from Ukrainian soldiers chest 

An unexploded grenade has been removed from the chest of a Ukrainian soldier.
Photos on the Facebook page of Ukraine’s armed forces medical service show an X-ray of the explosive close to the serviceman’s heart, and another of the surgeon holding the device.
The post said two – soldiers who perform military engineering duties – were in the operating theatre to ensure the safety of medical staff. The injured soldier is now recovering

Written by: Keenan Williams

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