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South Africa: Ramaphosa Jets Off to U.S. to Meet Biden – South African News Briefs – September 15, 2022

Cape Town —  

Update as at 16h30 SAST

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Way to Meet U.S. President 

President Cyril Ramaphosa is en-route to Washington D.C., where he will hold a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House on September 16. Ramaphosa will also meet U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris at her official residence. The agenda for the talks is broad, with Ramaphosa hoping to make headway on among others, trade ties, and seeking to kick-start a discussion about reforming international institutions including the United Nations.

Jagersfontein Residents Prepare to Sue Mine After Dam Wall Collapse

Residents of Charlesville in the Free State are suing the owners of the Jagersfontein diamond mine, after a dam  wall collapse on Sunday September 11, killing one person and leaving 300 others homeless as the town is covered in mud. Several people are still unaccounted for.

Petrol Price Drop on Cards for October

Motorists will see some more relief at the pumps as petrol price will come down. Not such good news for diesel though as the price is set to rise. The fuel price is adjusted on the first Wednesday of every month. The volatile rand and oil prices usually dictate whether the fuel price rises or falls.

Police Minister Bheki Cele In Cape Town to Address Rampant Murders, Illegal Firearms 

Gun violence and gangsterism have long plagued the city and the Western Cape still reports the third most gun-related murders. Police Minister Bheki Cele and provincial police management today called a media briefing to discuss crime trends in the region. A total of 83 murders have been committed in the province from September 5-11, 2022. The murder at the weekend of Magistrate Romey Van Rooyen in her home in Marina da Gama in the southern suburbs, saw the minister pay a visit to her family. Van Rooyen’s car has been found in an informal settlement near Mitchell’s Plain.  Anyone with information has been asked to contact Crime Stop anonymously at 08600 10111 or via the MySAPSApp