Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 15 November 2023:
# Business Day:
Reports on the improved unemployment rate. The paper writes the markets have shaken off the weak economic conditions and created more job opportunities.
Reports the City of Tshwane intervened to fix its Metropolitan Police with the appointment of a new chief. Yolande Faro took over management last month and the department’s top management will also be replaced.
And secondly, the paper writes about Natasja de Groote and her son Ivan who were also attacked when they wanted to buy an electronic headset through Facebook. The incident took place in the same area where Jaco Basson was shot dead.
# The Star and Pretoria News:
Writes about the violent hailstorm that hit Johannesburg and publish several photos of the damage that was done.
Reports the Gauteng Premier, Panyaza Lesufi’s crime fighters’ bite has been curtailed and they will henceforth only play a supporting role for the police.
# And The Citizen:
Writes insurance claims stream in after the violent hailstorm in Johannesburg and Mpumalanga.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Reports the minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Greecy has admitted there is a problem with sewage that flows into the Gariep Dam, but says it is not her department’s problem.
Secondly, the paper writes about 73-year-old Beverley-Ann Shahia, who was evicted from the Welkom Retirement Village and is now homeless.
And finally, there is news about the dachshund, “Seuntjie” of advocate Colin Steyn, who was rescued from a hole on their farm Onze Rust.
# Die Burger:
Reports A 20-year-old female student was seriously injured when she ended up under an armoured police vehicle during the Springboks’ trophy tour in East London. Five other people were also injured in the incident.
And secondly, the paper writes police reservists have decreased by 90-percent under minister of Police, Bheki Cele’s rule.
# And Cape Times:
Writes more than 100 police officers have attacked their partners in the last three years in incidents of gender violence.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports the latest plans for Transnet’s Ngqura Manganese Export Terminal have been widely welcomed as operations will take place indoors and will combat air pollution.
And secondly, the paper writes the body of a resident of Nelson Mandela Bay was found in his house where he was presumably stabbed to death with a pair of scissors.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes there are 59 clinics and hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal experiencing water problems. The opposition condemned the provincial government because no maintenance is being done.
And finally, from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports the 44 NG Church congregations in Namibia will have to finally decide by March 2025 whether they support the synod of Namibian NG Church congregations to leave the general synod of the NG Church.
And secondly, the paper writes the Namibian government is struggling to monitor and implement the conditions for mining licenses and environmental clearances. The ministry of Mines and Energy officials are under pressure to visit large licence areas.