— Three North West provincial traffic inspectors, including one with 25 years’ experience, were arrested on Thursday for allegedly soliciting bribes, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said in a press statement. (News24)

— South Africans will be hit hard at the pumps with petrol and diesel going up by up to 50 cents a liter, the Department of Energy announced late on Thursday. (Fin24).

— The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Thursday urged South Africans to rail against inequality, the Indian Gupta family, and state capture in 2017.

In a statement released by SACP national spokesman Alex Mashilo, the party wished all South Africans a Happy New Year but warned that the country’s success should not be measured by the number of billionaires it has, but rather by the improvement in the conditions of the masses. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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