Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Khushboo Sachdeva.

Police union wants commissioner out

Police union SAPU is calling for the dismissal of National Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola. The union says the latest stats show he has failed to arrest rising crime. (eNCA)

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Cable theft causes key Transnet line suspension

Operations have been suspended on one of Transnet's two heavy haul rail lines, the Ore Corridor. Transnet says this is due to cable theft that caused a power failure on Tuesday night. (eNCA)

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Dr Nandipha Magudumana to fight her arrest and deportation in court today

Dr Nandipha Magudumana is due to state her case at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court this morning in a bid to have her arrest declared illegal. (Independent Online)

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DA brands Ramaphosa a confidence trickster as opposition highlights failed delivery

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that four ministers would visit G7 nations to explain the planned African peace mission over Russia’s 15-month invasion of Ukraine — and ‘various diplomatic matters’ — in what otherwise was a flat State of the Nation 2.0. (Daily Maverick)

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Khayelitsha forum seeks meeting over fatal crash

The Khayelitsha Development Forum says pupils are often transported in recklessly driven unsafe vehicles. This follows the horror accident this week where five children were killed in Mitchells Plain. The 55-year-old driver of the vehicle will appear in court today. (eNCA)

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Ramaphosa promises to fix energy crisis, announces changes in local government appointments

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a number of measures to reduce load shedding and add more megawatts to the grid by the end of the year. Ramaphosa said the immediate priority of government was to achieve energy security. (Independent Online)

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Analysts warn of more economic turbulence

Analysts say tough times lie ahead for the rand after sliding to record lows against the US dollar. The slide came after allegations of South Africa sending weapons to Russia. (eNCA)

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