The headlines of the leading newspapers on 08 January 2024:
# Business Day:
Reports on the increased powers granted to Standard Bank chief executive Kenny Fihla.
Is the first of the three Media24 sister newspapers to report on Eskom’s warning that load-shedding will continue to be implemented throughout the year. The electricity supplier labelled 2024 as a “red year”.
Then the paper writes the actress who played the role of a farm murder victim in a movie and her husband was attacked in Kameeldrift West this weekend. Pieter and Stephenie Venter were discharged from the hospital yesterday.
And finally, it is reported that the Lions rugby team wants to become a new beacon of hope for Johannesburg after their victory against the Sharks on Saturday.
# The Star and Pretoria News:
Writes the pressure is mounting on the minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, and the chairman of the board of the National Financial Aid Scheme for Students, Ernest Khosa to resign due to alleged tender fraud.
# And The Citizen:
Leads with: “TOO LATE FOR ANC”. The paper writes analysts agree that it is too late for the ANC to devise new plans to attract voters to the polls.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Also leads with Eskom’s warning.
Then the paper reports on the memorial concert for the singer Theuns Jordaan in Cape Town. His father, Willie, died yesterday in Bloemfontein.
And finally, there is news about the memorial service for the aerial spraying pilot from Kroonstad, Hennie Viviers.
# Die Burger:
Has the same main story as Beeld and Volksblad.
Then the paper writes a teenager from Makhaza in Khayelitsha drowned in the sea at Muizenberg while a surfer saved his friend who swam with him.
And finally, there is also news about the death of Theuns Jordaan’s father.
# And Cape Times:
Also writes about Nzimande.
And reports the secretary-general of the ANC, Fikile Mbalula says the party will take action against former president Jacob Zuma.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Report the residents of Parson’s Vlei say they were simply dropped off near Malabar in 2015 and no further attention was paid to their plight.
And writes about the drowning of a 10-year-old boy from Missionvale in a water hole where he and his friends were playing.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the MK Party has turned to Jacob Zuma to take over the party leadership after former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is unavailable.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports although the number of accidents on Namibian roads increased over the festive period, the number of deaths fell by 14-percent to 57. There were 403 accidents reported.
And secondly, there is news about the Swakop Flora Nursery which belongs to Herman Klose.