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 moneyArts 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 hospitalAlthough 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 dropInformation 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 seasonAt 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 MabuzaTransport 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 View this post on Instagram What more can a guy ask for. THREE’S COMPANYA post shared by Scott Disick (@letthelordbewithyou) on Dec 23, 2018 at 6:44pm PST 'Sandpaper' scandal overshadows cricket year Acura, Infiniti, Lexus: The worst luxury cars of 2018 Young South Africans must explore the world with correct travel documents WATCH: Rescuers continue search in tsunami-struck Indonesia as death toll rises *Would you like to subscribe to News24's Newsletters and get a wrap of the day's news? If so, click here.