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Morning Newspaper Report

The headlines of the leading newspapers on 27 March 2024:


# Business Day:

Reports the Department of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation has given four tertiary institutions owned by Educor until October to appeal against deregistration. The institution must submit 2020 and 2021 annual financial certificates, annual reports, and tax clearance certificates.


# Beeld:

Leads with the Electoral Court’s decision against the ANC which states the MK Party may participate in this year’s general elections. Experts believe the ANC reacted too late to the party’s registration. The ANC’s trademark infringement case against the MK Party will be heard in the Durban High Court today.

And secondly, the paper writes Jeppe High School for Boys’ showdown against Grey College was dedicated to the rugby player, Kaiden Bowie, who died after a match.

# The Star and Pretoria News:

Writes the ANC lost a crucial court case against the MK Party.

And reports that Educor’s teaching staff and students are currently in the dark about the possible deregistration of the colleges.

# Sowetan:

Also leads with the impending deregistration of Educor’s Damelin, City Varsity, Icesa City Campus, and Lyceum College. Parents are demanding that the 2024 tuition fees be refunded, as they did not know about the impending closure.

# And The Citizen:

Leads with: “BAD OMEN FOR THE ANC?” The paper writes the MK Party’s Jabulani Khumalo says the ANC does not want to accept that its time is over.


# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:

Also reports on the ANC’s defeat in court against the MK Party.

And secondly, the paper writes a farmer from Carnarvon in the Northern Cape who lost his arm in a freak accident, Roux Steenkamp, has been named the world’s leading disabled golfer.


# Die Burger:

Has the same lead as Beeld and Volksblad.

And secondly, it is reported 17-year-old Daniël Botha from Paarl Boys’ High’s heart stopped when a hockey stick hit him on the chest. He was immediately attended to by paramedics and is currently recovering in hospital.

# And Cape Times:

Writes the six missing fishermen from Hout Bay have been safely located. They ran out of fuel.

And reports the judge blamed the ANC for its defeat in court against the MK Party.


# The Herald in Gqeberha:

Reports Nelson Mandela Bay residents should brace themselves for shocking rate hikes. Electricity will rise by 15.7-percent.

And secondly, the paper writes one of Gqeberha’s most famous police officers, warrant officer Severiano Blundin, has been acquitted of charges of kidnapping, torture, and assault.


# Daily News in Durban:

Writes Jacob Zuma’s MK party has won its first battle against the ANC.

And finally from NAMIBIA:

# Republikein in Windhoek:

Reports investors invested almost 60-billion-rand in the Namibian economy last year – most of it in mining and exploration activities.

And the paper writes some of Namibia’s border rivers have now reached very low water levels, while the average level of Namibia’s storage dams stands at only 54.8-percent.