Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 14 November 2023:
# Business Day:
Reports the rating agency Moody’s is monitoring Transnet’s debt with the possibility of downgrading the state-owned enterprise.
Leads with the murder of a well-known in Pretoria rugby circles, the 59-year-old Jaco Basson who was shot dead in the vicinity of Winterveld outside Pretoria after he responded to a Facebook advertisement to buy a car.
And secondly, the paper writes about the 18-year-old Arnold Dippenaar, a matric student at Waterkloof Hoërskool in Pretoria who achieved 100-percent in the alpha mathematics final exam paper.
Report on Boinehelo Lefafe who appeared in the Magistrate’s Court in Westonaria yesterday in connection with the murder of a fellow miner. Lefafe allegedly stabbed the man to death with a knife and then took pictures of himself and the body.
# And The Citizen:
Writes the Gauteng Premier, Panyaza Lesufi is going to arm Gauteng’s so-called foot soldiers the amaPanyazas against the minister of Police, Bheki Cele’s recommendation.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Firstly, reports on the Van den Heever murder case in Welkom. Linda van den Heever is charged with the murder of her ex-husband, André and the court heard yesterday that they were often involved in arguments.
And secondly, the paper writes six heavily armed men were arrested after a transit robbery in Bloemfontein.
# Die Burger:
Reportedly organised crime costs South Africa around 155-billion-rand per year. In the meantime, civil servants waste around 1.5-billion-rand through financial misconduct.
And secondly, the paper writes about 18-year-old Taariq Hendricks from Pinelands High School who designed the Springbok emblem on FlySafair’s planes.
# And Cape Times:
Writes the student who was arrested after allegedly attacking his wife at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a knife, apparently also has an unrelated rape case against him.
And reports Cape fishermen are upset because their fishing quotas have been cut.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports four people were gunned down in KwaDwesi on Sunday evening while they were watching a football match.
And writes a container with a highly toxic substance has gone missing, and there are concerns that it could end up in the wrong hands.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes a gang of murderers used Diwali as a smoke screen to shoot dead five people in Umlazi.
And finally, from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports the residents of Groot Aub are upset about the City of Windhoek’s failure to get the town’s affairs in order.
And secondly, the paper writes the government’s plan to introduce a nationwide minimum wage must now be completed by March 2024.