The headlines of the leading newspapers on 13 November 2023:
# Business Day:
Reports the future looks bleak for refugees trying to enter South Africa. The Department of Home Affairs wants to review the Refugees Act, the Immigration Act, and the Citizenship Act and curtail the rights of refugees.
Reports on the fraud case against four former senior staff members of the University of Johannesburg which has been dragging on since 2017. A former board chairman, professor Roy Marcus, a vice-chancellor of Finance, Jaco van Schoor, Andrea Spilhouse and Colin Hundermark are accused of having embezzled 14-million-rand.
Secondly, the paper writes about the new Mr. South Africa, the 29-year-old Tiaan Massyn. He is an optician from Centurion.
And finally, it is reported the ANC has denied that its secretary general, Fikile Mbalula, laid the blame for load-shedding at the door of international donations for cleaner energy.
# The Star and Pretoria News:
Also writes the minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi says the government must completely overhaul the various refugee acts to meet the new challenges facing South Africa.
Today reveals how a family allegedly conspired to defraud Eskom out of millions of rand by selling counterfeit electricity coupons. The wife of the alleged swindler allegedly owns 27 properties and six motor vehicles.
# And The Citizen:
Writes about the new race rules introduced by the ANC to prohibit white farmers from exporting to Europe and Britain if they do not meet black empowerment requirements.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Reports on the murder trial of Linda van den Heever commencing in Welkom today. She allegedly shot and killed her lawyer, and ex-husband, André van den Heever in 2021.
And secondly, the paper also writes about the ANC’s denial of Mbalula’s statements.
# Die Burger:
Leads with a report on the mass action in support of the Palestinian cause in Cape Town this weekend. The march was initially peaceful, but then an Israeli prayer meeting in Sea Point was disrupted and the police had to use stun grenades and a water cannon to control the Palestinian protesters.
# And Cape Times:
Writes the Cape Peninsula University of Technology student who was allegedly assaulted on campus by her husband is recouping.
And reports the police are investigating seven boys between the ages of 10 and 13 for allegedly raping three ten-year-old girls.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports the allegations that Nelson Mandela Bay’s chief operating officer, Christopher Dyani lied about his previous salary and tenure are being investigated by the Hawks.
And writes only five of the 49 garbage trucks of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro are in service and it costs the metro 60-million-rand to keep the city clean.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes Karpowership is ready to supply 450 megawatts to Richards Bay.
And finally, from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports three Icelanders involved in the Fishrot Scandal are believed to have falsified their income tax returns.
And secondly, the newspaper writes the Namibian Private Practitioners Forum says members of medical funds and health service providers enjoy no regulated protection against funds’ actions.