The headlines of the leading newspapers on 13 February 2024:
# Business Day:
Writes about the Constitutional Court’s decision in the watershed case regarding the disclosure of the ANC’s cadre deployment programme. The court dismissed the party’s application as it is not in the interests of justice to grant leave to appeal. The ANC must therefore now disclose the records of the appointment of supporters in key positions in the public sector.
Reports on the City of Tshwane’s plans to raise one-billion-rand a month in debt to solve the capital’s financial problems.
And secondly, the paper writes a 36-year-old father from Centurion pleaded guilty to assault after inflicting corporal punishment on his children aged seven, five, and three respectively.
# The Star and Pretoria News:
Also writes about the ANC’s backlash with the court decision on cadre deployment.
And reports on a teacher from Curro who was suspended for alleged racism.
Reports on Piet Groenewald and Stephan Greeff who were refused bail in the Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court.
# And The Citizen:
Writes the story of a 27-year-old South African doctor who, after six years of studies and 25 applications, finds himself without a job because Cuban doctors are appointed in South African state hospitals.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Reports on the murder case of the 28-year-old farmer Evan Sorour from Ficksburg. A video of the murder was shown in the circuit court yesterday, which seriously upset Sorour’s family.
Then the paper writes the estate of the Bloemfontein property magnate, Nic Georgiou, will be sequestered for the time being after a claim of 4.4-million-rand was submitted against the estate.
And finally, it is reported the residents of the Jordanië Retirement Home in Kroonstad are shocked after the bodies of Kobus and Pat van Tonder were found. There was a firearm next to the man.
# Die Burger:
Also leads with the ANC’s cadre deployment case. The paper reports DA MP Leon Schreiber described the Constitutional Court’s decision as one of the biggest victories in South Africa’s democratic history.
And secondly, the paper writes January was the hottest month worldwide since temperatures began to be recorded in 1850.
# And Cape Times:
Writes the paper spoke to several experts about the ANC’s claims that Eskom is being sabotaged.
And secondly, it reports the cadres of the ANC now have nowhere to hide.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports councilors of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality are insisting that the security at their offices be upgraded after a spate of thefts occurred there.
And secondly, the paper writes about the dire state of the open spaces in the city. The areas are so overgrown that road signs are not visible.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the IVP’s victory in the by-election in Umzumbe led to the ANC sacking seven council members.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports a group of Mwila children who live in the Okuryangava settlement next to a shop have to sell wooden spoons, cups, or knob-kieries during the day or beg for money to survive.
Then the paper writes an agreement between the Federation for the Construction Industries of Namibia and the Trade Union for Metal and Related Workers on adjustments in the minimum wage for employees in the construction industry was reached last year.
And finally, there is news about the Hoarusib River in the Skedelkus Park reaching the sea.