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Morning Newspaper Report

The headlines of the leading newspapers on 26 April 2024:

NATIONAL:

# Business Day:

Writes Australian mining giant BHP’s proposed 743-billion-rand takeover of Anglo American is the mining industry’s biggest merger in more than a decade. The paper writes this transaction could trigger a bidding war for Anglo’s copper assets.

# And Mail & Guardian on Fridays:

Writes as South Africa celebrates three decades of democracy, the so-called free-born and those who voted in 1994 speak of shattered dreams and false promises.

GAUTENG:

# Beeld:

Reports the mastermind behind Mirror Trading International, the 40-year-old Johann Steynberg died of a heart attack in Brazil. MTI is described as one of the biggest cryptocurrency fraud schemes in the world.

And secondly, the paper writes about Christopher de Wit from Randburg who won 100-thousand-rand when he caught the ball with one hand during the semi-final of the T20 Challenge Series between the Lions and the Titans at Wanderers.

# The Star and Pretoria News:

Writes former president Thabo Mbeki has pledged to support the ANC.

And reports the controversial diamond dealer, Louis Liebenberg reacted vehemently to the seizures at his home and office.

# Sowetan:

Has a special edition with a photo montage and big letters on its cover: “30 YEARS OF FREEDOM”.

# And The Citizen:

Writes the Western Cape Referendum Party says they have no intention of turning the province into an Orania.

FREE STATE:

# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:

Reports one of the accused in the Hartswater murders of the Brand family, Tshepo Visagie denied in the High Court in Kimberley that he was present during the murders.

And secondly, the paper writes the teammates of 16-year-old Lunathi Mayisela of Grey College will dedicate their soccer game to him this weekend. He died after a long illness in Life Rosepark Hospital.

WESTERN CAPE:

# Die Burger:

Also leads with the death of Johann Steynberg in Brazil.

And secondly, the paper reports since 2018 the taxpayer has already paid 42-million-rand for the travel costs of senior government officials.

# And Cape Times:

Writes Shamila Batohi has defended her tenure as head of the National Prosecuting Authority.

And reports one of the Phala Phala suspects received a 20-year prison sentence in another case.

EASTERN CAPE:

# The Herald in Gqeberha:

Reports, when we look back over thirty years of democracy, no one can overlook the crime, poverty, and the use of bucket toilets as part of the ongoing struggle for equality.

And secondly, the paper writes violence broke out outside Gqeberha’s town hall as hundreds of people tried to apply for 150 Expanded Public Works Programme jobs.

KWAZULU-NATAL:

# Daily News in Durban:

Write scores of homeless gathered in eThekwini and insisted that they should also receive grants.

And finally from NAMIBIA:

# Republikein in Windhoek:

Reports based on the number of registered voters in 2019, it is predicted that the Electoral Commission of Namibia will have to register an average of about 26-thousand people daily within the 52 days set aside for the registration of voters.

And secondly, the paper writes the municipal council of Walvis Bay has sent a letter to RedForce to inform this debt collector that its contract has been terminated.