NewsWrap: Christmas relief as fuel prices drop 

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Matric exams were not affected by loadshedding- DBE

Basic Education says the writing of the matric final examinations has not been affected by rolling power blackouts. The department says there have been no reports of power blackouts during the writing of exams despite Eskom’s scheduled load shedding.
Over 700 000 matric learners are expected to finish their final exams this week.

Christmas relief as fuel prices drop 

Fuel prices will decrease drastically this month.
This is according to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy who published the official fuel price adjustments.
The new prices will come into effect on Wednesday.
Petrol prices will be cut by 65 cents per litre, and diesel will be going down by between two-rand-35 and two-rand-41 a litre.

Cases of identity fraud on the rise in SA 

Cases of identity fraud have multiplied tenfold over the last year.
This is according to the online Identity Verification company, Sumsub.
The company released its third- Identity Fraud Report this week and found that the top five types of identity fraud include Artificial Intelligence-powered fraud, money mulling networks, fake IDs, account takeovers and forced verifications.
The report also revealed that there has been a surge in deepfake fraud cases in South Africa.

More than 440 children trafficked into SA from Zim under the age of 8 years 

The Home Affairs Department together with the SAPS cracked down on a human trafficking syndicate at the weekend which tried to traffic more than 440 children into South Africa from Zimbabwe. The children who are all under the age of 8 have been handed over to the authorities in Zimbabwe. The Border Management Authority says the buses carrying the children were intercepted during a sting operation on Saturday night.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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