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Election Day


Morning Newspaper Report

The headlines of the leading newspapers on 19 February 2024:


# Business Day:

Reports climate experts who advise president Cyril Ramaphosa say the government’s new energy plan does not show how South Africa can eliminate load-shedding in a few years. They say they have not been able to replicate the modelling used in the plan.


# Beeld:

Leads with the launch of the DA’s election manifesto. The party leader, John Steenhuisen says that even though it is practically impossible in the current economic climate to fix the country in one term, the DA has plans to implement.

And secondly, the newspaper writes about the Bulls’ 25-10 victory against the Lions at Ellis Park.

# The Star and Pretoria News:

Writes deputy president Paul Mashatile hinted at a date for the election.

And reports that the party Rize Mzansi has received significant funding to take part in this year’s election.

# Sowetan:

Reports on a Gauteng high school which, due to a shortage of classrooms, has to take turns to accommodate learners. This means that they only receive 10 hours of schooling per month.

# And The Citizen:

Also writes about the DA’s election manifesto. According to experts, some of the promises contained therein are not feasible in the short term.


# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:

Reports the electricity supplier to Mangaung this weekend was rocked by the murder of a former CEO, Andries Mgoqi, and the death of two employees in an unrelated car accident.

And secondly, the paper writes that the Futurum Academy in Jan Kempdorp is under fire after the school auctioned a lioness hunt for fundraising.


# Die Burger:

Reports according to the latest crime statistics, most violent crimes in South Africa are committed in the Western Cape. From October to December last year, more than three-thousand-700 violent crimes were reported in Cape Town Central.

And secondly, the paper also writes about the DA’s election manifesto.

# And Cape Times:

Writes Parliament intends to proceed with the dismissal of judge John Hlophe.

And reports farmers have been warned to be vigilant after the swine flu outbreak was reported.


# The Herald in Gqeberha:

Reports a kite surfer from Gqeberha is hailed as a hero after he rescued three people who got into trouble in the sea.

And secondly, the paper writes a pastor and community leader from KwaDwesi was murdered and robbed by two suspects of the 100-rand he had in his wallet.


# Daily News in Durban:

Writes the killers of a mother and child who were murdered in Inanda in an alleged botched pyramid scheme, were shot dead by the police while they were on their way to a cleansing ceremony.

And finally from NAMIBIA:

# Republikein in Windhoek:

Reports there are currently high-level discussions in government circles to determine whether Nangolo Mbumba was mistakenly sworn in as Namibia’s fourth president.

And secondly, the paper writes the late president Hage Geingob will lie in state in Windhoek before he is buried in the Hero’s Acre on Sunday. However, his remains will not be transported to the regions so citizens can pay their respects.