Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 29 January 2024:
# Business Day:
Writes South Africa’s wine exports fell by 17-percent to 306-million litres in 2023. This follows in part because high inflation and interest rates have affected consumer choice in some of the country’s key wine export markets.
Reports the minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola says South Africa has received the assurance that those who incite violence or genocide against the Palestinians will be criminally investigated.
Then the paper writes a crop spraying pilot from Boksburg, Ernie Marais, died when his plane crashed near Ermelo.
And finally, there is news about the dog, Miley from Somerset West, which was rescued after a vaccine was brought over a thousand kilometres after a tree snake bit her.
# The Star and Pretoria News:
Writes former president Jacob Zuma remains a problem for the ANC while he is a member of the party, but gathers votes for the new MK Party.
And secondly, it is reported the drivers of bus companies may be prosecuted if they bring illegal immigrants into the country.
Reports the NSFAS debt to universities is hindering development. The University of Pretoria is being owed 182-million-rand and says it has stopped the upgrading of residences for the time being.
# And The Citizen:
Writes with Prasa cancelling the security contract at the Benoni Railway Station on the East Rand, the station building and railway lines were carried away piece by piece until no train service is possible anymore.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Also leads with the Palestine issue. The paper reports Lamola says South Africa has achieved its goal at the World Court.
Then the paper writes about the performance of the paralysed swimmer, Liané Heymans, who took second place in the Smithfield Stronger Together Triathlon.
And finally, a Free State doctor, Ella Morrison is reported to be demanding 2.6-million-rand from Cape Canopy Tours after she was involved in an accident on a cable slide in Elgin.
# Die Burger:
Reports there are differing opinions on the World Court ruling on the Israel/Palestine conflict. Experts believe the ruling will not stop the violence.
Then the paper writes about the Wilgenhof debacle at Stellenbosch University after so-called initiation rooms were found.
And finally, there is news about the Bains Kloof Pass which is closed due to wildfires in the Wolseley area.
# And Cape Times:
Also leads with the Zuma dilemma for the ANC.
And writes that most mass murders in the country occur in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has no intention of refurbishing the Rocklands satellite police station. The department says the police must apply for a permanent structure on the premises.
Then the paper writes the residents of Nelson Mandela Bay have decided to fix St George’s Park themselves, which in recent years has been neglected, overgrown, and occupied by vagrants.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the new prime minister of the Zulu nation and former mayor of the Zululand District Municipality, Thulasizwe Buthelezi was received with mixed feelings.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports in the current rainy season there has been no inflow into the three dams supplying Windhoek with water.
And writes the Anti-Corruption Commission has warned against the practice of state enterprises paying for ministers’ trips. The commission says it’s a corrupt habit.