In the news:
- Today’s Weather Forecast for South Africa
- Smuggling scandal among Johannesburg police
- State-owned companies to prove themselves post budget speech
- Alcohol industry and liquor traders association “disappointed” after budget speech
- What’s for dinner?
- Are you last night’s Lotto winner?
- What does your Horoscope have in store for you today?
Today’s Weather Forecast for South Africa
See the latest weather forecast and warnings across South Africa. From Heat Waves to Thunderstorms, stay up to speed with TODAY’S Regional Weather Forecast: 24 February 2022.
Smuggling scandal among Johannesburg police
An ongoing investigation into the Johannesburg police station has made its way to Parliament. Last January, 150 firearms were missing after the department came under new management.
Since then, more police stations across the country are being audited to determine if any more firearms that are meant to be locked up are missing.
During a briefing on Wednesday, police bosses were meant to give an update on the situation. And according to the police, “disciplinary proceedings” have been instituted against several officers. Furthermore, an inquiry into the disappearance of the guns will point to a criminal investigation.
State-owned companies to prove themselves post budget speech
During his first annual budget speech yesterday, Finance minister Enoch Godongwana announced that the future of state-owned companies (SOCs) in South Africa will be determined by the value they create and whether they can be run sustainably without bailouts for the fiscus.
From now on, it is up to SOCs to develop their own plans in order to reduce how much they rely on South Africa’s limited public resources.
Most SOCs were not given any bailouts in the budget speech. And for the rest of the SOCs, government support will be contingent on them meeting specific criteria. And this criterion will be announced in the coming year.
Alcohol industry and liquor traders association “disappointed” after budget speech
The alcohol industry is not too happy with the Treasury’s decision to hit them with higher taxes in the budget speech.
Ahead of the speech, the groups pleaded with the government to skip taxes for 2022. However, this did not seem to help as the industry was hit with hikes between 4.5% and 6.5%.
Read the full story here.
What’s for dinner?
Probably the question everyone dreads on a daily basis is, what’s for dinner? Well, what about our daily selection of: Tasty Fried Mince & Rice with Mrs Balls Chutney
Are you last night’s Lotto winner?
Did you miss last night’s Lotto numbers? See them here: Thursday’s Daily Lotto Results for 24 February 2022
What does your Horoscope have in store for you today?
See your daily insight into the future by reading your horoscope along with other astrology that you don’t want to miss! Here are the Lucky Numbers, Astrology and Horoscopes for 24 February 2022.