The headlines of the leading newspapers from 22 November 2021:
# Business Day:
Writes political parties’ coalition plans are taking shape. The ANC wants Mpho Moerane to once again take over the reins in Johannesburg and the DA is preparing for the mayoral post in Tshwane.
Reports the DA denied the suspension of its talks with ActionSA jeopardises its other coalition agreements. This would have confirmed the Johannesburg mayoral position for the leader of ActionSA, Herman Mashaba, but now the door has now been left open for the EFF.
Then the paper writes about the Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi’s closing speech after his team’s defeat against England at the weekend. Kolisi touched hearts anew and confirmed himself as a statesman.
Finally, there is a report about the private memorial service for former president FW de Klerk.
# Pretoria News:
Writes the Mabopane train station reopens by the end of the month, but so much damage has been done to the infrastructure that not all services will be reinstated.
Also reports on the collapse of the talks between the DA and ActionSA.
# And The Citizen:
Leads with the headline: “HOW DA GAVE JOBURG TO ANC.”
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Reports thousands of Mangaung residents are without water for the past three days while the metro negotiates with Bloemwater about outstanding debt amounting to 361-million-rand.
And secondly, the paper also writes about Kolisi’s speech and De Klerk’s memorial service.
# Die Burger:
Leads with the accident on the Bainskloof Pass in which three boys, 7-year-old Calib, 4-year-old Gradwell, and 18-month-old Joshua Smit were killed.
Then the paper writes the alleged sabotage at Eskom was reported to the Hawks.
And lastly, it is reported an explosion at a house in Gqeberha exposed an alleged illegal abalone plant.
# Cape Times:
Reports about Khayelitsha’s own 4-star hotel.
Then there is a report about an accident on the Bainskloof Pass which claimed the lives of three children.
And finally, the paper writes the winner of IdolsSA season 17 is the Capetonian, Berry Trytsman.
# And Cape Argus:
Writes the slight drop in the number of murder victims in the Western Cape according to the latest police statistics, brings a glimmer of hope for the residents of the crime-ridden residential areas in the city.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports the ANC announced last night it would field Eugene [EUGENIE] Johnson as its mayoral candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay. She was a councillor from 2005 to 2010 and hold a certificate in local governance, law, and public administration from the University of Fort Hare
# Daily Dispatch in East London:
Writes the ANC has announced the current mayor, Xola Pakati will retain this position in the new Buffalo City Metro Council. He previously also served as the deputy mayor of the city.
# The Witness in Pietermaritzburg:
Reports the Umsunduzi Municipality is drowning in its debt and Umgeni Water wants to reduce the supply to the city by five percent in light of debt amounting to 367-million-rand.
# And Daily News in Durban:
Writes the Army will investigate the food supply for its soldiers in Mozambique after some of the members became ill from the food they ate.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports the auditor-general has rejected the Namibian capital Windhoek’s financial statements of the past two years because it is riddled with errors and does not meet international accounting standards.
And secondly, the paper reports the four men who assaulted the principal of the Windhoek International School, Margarete Reiff, have not yet been apprehended by the police.