#News24 ICYMI: Road fatalities on the rise; The worst luxury cars of 2018; and Drotské spends Christmas in hospital

2018-12-24 18:21
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The "sandpaper" scandal has rocked the cricket world, the search continues for survivors in tsunami-struck Indonesia, and a heatwave is set to his Gauteng this Christmas.

Have a look at some of our top stories for the day:

Warning after scammers use Nathi Mthethwa's name to scam people out of money

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he is consulting with law enforcement agencies after he was alerted to the fact that his name was being used in a scam to solicit money. 

Naka Drotské stable, but spends Christmas in hospital

Although there has been an improvement in the condition of former Springbok hooker Naka Drotské, who was shot during a robbery in November, he will have to remain in hospital for Christmas.

Christmas heatwave predicted for Gauteng, as Vaal Dam water levels drop

Information supplied by Rand Water and the Department of Water and Sanitation shows the Vaal Dam levels have dipped below 75%, as the South African Weather Services (SAWS) warning of a heat wave in Gauteng and several other provinces over the Christmas holiday period.

111 fatalities on Eastern Cape roads since start of festive season

At least 111 people have died on the Eastern Cape's roads since the start of the festive season. 

Nzimande pays tribute to Mpumalanga safety and security spokesperson Mabuza

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has paid tribute to the government spokesperson Joseph Mabuza, who was killed in a motorbike crash on Sunday, saying his contribution to road safety would never be forgotten. 

PICS: Scott Disick and Sofia Richie vacay with Kourtney Kardashian in Cabo

Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, and Sofia Richie are one big blended family.

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What more can a guy ask for. THREE’S COMPANY

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'Sandpaper' scandal overshadows cricket year

A ball-tampering scandal involving Australia provided the backdrop to a 2018 where England rebuilt under Joe Root and Virat Kohli cemented his position as No 1.

Acura, Infiniti, Lexus: The worst luxury cars of 2018

Drivers who buy new cars today usually don’t have to worry about whether the car will break an axle on the side of the road, or whether its brakes will give out on a steep hill. And yet we still find plenty to complain about, says Hannah Elliott.

Young South Africans must explore the world with correct travel documents

The recent return of young South Africans detained in China must send a warning that they must research and ensure that they have correct travelling documents before they explore opportunities across the world, writes Ndivhuwo Mabaya.

WATCH: Rescuers continue search in tsunami-struck Indonesia as death toll rises

Dozens of filled body bags were hauled away from buildings flattened by Indonesia's volcano-triggered tsunami as search teams pushed on with the grim hunt for corpses – and victims who may still be trapped alive under the rubble.

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