Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 30 March 2022 [Video]

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We’ve got all the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa you really need to know on Wednesday 30 March.

The popular SASSA payment, created in 2020 to give South Africans a financial lifeline at the advent of the pandemic, has since been claimed by roughly 10 million citizens. On Tuesday, COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma explained that the R350 grant would be removed from the National Disaster Management regulations. 

Parliament will be voting on a no-confidence motion against the ANC Cabinet on Wednesday, 30 March. Ministers have been accused by the DA of not doing what they’re paid to do. 

This sounds more like the sweet relief we’ve been craving. As revealed during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee meeting on Tuesday, the Department of Mineral Resources and energy is now considering a ‘petrol holiday’ for all South African motorists – in a move which would ease our fuel prices dramatically.

The SA Weather Service (SAWS) issued a level 2 weather warning for damaging waves was issued for the Western Cape and the Northern Cape. The warning is issued for Wednesday and Thursday.  

 A missing toddler’s lifeless body was found by his father in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday, 28 March. Police said the little body was found after his father investigated “a bad smell coming from behind the toilet.”

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Wednesday 30 March

Budget R350 grant to be ‘removed’ from National Disaster Act: What does it mean?

COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has shared some bombshell information with us on Tuesday, confirming that the State of Disaster could now end ‘by the start of next week’. The laws for living with COVID-19 will be officially gazetted later this evening – but what does it all mean for the R350 grant?

The popular SASSA payment, created in 2020 to give South Africans a financial lifeline at the advent of the pandemic, has since been claimed by roughly 10 million citizens. On Tuesday, NDZ explained that the R350 grant would be removed from the National Disaster Management regulations.

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Here’s what happens if a no-confidence motion against Cabinet succeeds…

Parliament will be voting on a no-confidence motion against the ANC Cabinet on Wednesday, 30 March. Ministers have been accused by the DA of not doing what they’re paid to do. What exactly would happen if the DA gets more than 50% of the House’s backing?

Cabinet will no longer be the one President Cyril Ramaphosa painstakingly chose. Instead, it would have to be dissolved a new one would need to be put in place. If the DA’s motion succeeds, a complete Cabinet restructuring will be implemented.

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Govt considers ‘petrol holiday’ – which would take R6-per-litre OFF fuel prices

This sounds more like the sweet relief we’ve been craving. As revealed during a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee meeting on Tuesday, the Department of Mineral Resources and energy is now considering a ‘petrol holiday’ for all South African motorists – in a move which would ease our fuel prices dramatically.

A petrol holiday – or tax holiday, according to official documents seen by TheSouthAfrican – would temporarily halt the requirement for consumers to pay into the General Fuel Levy and Road Accident Fund.

These taxes on our petrol account for almost one-third of what we’re paying at the pumps. But, as fuel prices continue to spiral towards new, record-breaking heights, the government has been forced to consider alternative action.

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Weather warning for damaging waves issued for Western and North Cape

The SA Weather Service (SAWS) issued a level 2 weather warning for damaging waves was issued for the Western Cape and the Northern Cape.

The warning is issued for Wednesday and Thursday.  

SAWS warned about a south-westerly swell with wave heights of 4 and 6 meters between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas on Wednesday morning, spreading to Alexander Bay and Plettenberg Bay by the evening and into Thursday (30 and 31 March 2022). 

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Father finds body of missing toddler after investigating ‘bad smell’ from toilet

A missing toddler’s lifeless body was found by his father in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, 28 March. Two-year-old Nkosenhle Lwandile Ndimande was reported missing on 20 March.

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said Nkosenhle’s body was found after his father investigated “a bad smell coming from behind the toilet.”

“On investigation, he noticed a big stone which he removed and discovered the body of his son,” said Mbele.

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