The headlines of the leading newspapers on 02 January 2024:
(Several publications do not resume their daily editions until tomorrow.)
Reports according to experts, the commissioning of the Kusile power plant’s fifth unit is nothing special. In the meantime, the paper writes load-shedding has been resumed at phase 2 from 5 am.
Then it is reported the Department of Health has expressed its concern about the many teenagers who gave birth to New Year’s babies. The youngest mother is 14 years old.
And finally, there is news about the sensational murder of Ilonka Craucamp and Shawn Pretorius from Mbombela. A private detective who is now investigating the case claims it was an ordinary robbery gone wrong.
# And The Citizen:
Writes according to experts, president Cyril Ramaphosa’s New Year’s message was far removed from reality with no reference to how the government is going to curb corruption.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Firstly reports on the plane crash in Carletonville in which three people died when two planes collided in mid-air. The deceased are Casper and Estelle Botha and Hennie Viviers from Ventersdorp.
And secondly, the paper writes about the sudden death of a popular teacher from Jim Fouché High School, Karlien van der Merwe.
# Die Burger:
Reports on the death of 13-year-old Zane Fry from Van Wyksvlei in Wellington who drowned in the local municipal swimming pool.
Then there is news about the extremely hot weather that is forecast for the Western and Eastern Cape for the rest of the week.
And finally, the newspaper writes about a fire that broke out near the Strandloper Restaurant in Langebaan. It was extinguished before any damage was done.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Firstly, reports on the legacy of Quinton-Steele Botes’ track and field training camp that he started in 1993. The camp will resume tomorrow.
And secondly, there is news about a street artist from Swakopmund, Judith Sanib, who has been selling his woodwork and carvings from different materials for 13 years.