Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 31 January 2024:
# Business Day:
Writes president Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC expects political and economic fightback campaigns, including the incitement to a regime change in South Africa, after the government’s successful case against Israel at the World Court.
Reports the latest index of perceptions about corruption indicates that Ramaphosa’s government is even more corrupt than that of former president Jacob Zuma. The index is issued worldwide by Transparency International.
And secondly, the paper writes while the Department of Water and Sanitation and Rand Water are caught in red tape, the residents along the Vaal River stepped in to remove the water lettuce or Pistia stratiotes from the river.
# The Star and Pretoria News:
Also writes about the corruption index.
And reports that the musician, Arthur Mafokate’s court application to keep the luxury La Villa Rosa guest house in Midrand has been turned down. The property is said to have been purchased with a lottery donation to the South African Arts and Development Organisation.
Reports the management of Rand Water has stepped up their personal security after the assassination of one of the senior managers, Teboho Joala. They say they don’t know who’s next.
# And The Citizen:
Writes the DA leader, John Steenhuisen came under severe criticism after his comments about Gauteng’s amaPanyaza crime wardens. He was accused of racism after he claimed they were drunks.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Reports on the 64-year-old cancer patient Carol de Swardt who arrived in Switzerland to end her life by assisted dying. She is assisted by professor Sean Davison.
And secondly, the paper writes the city council of Jagersfontein wants to restore the town’s two swimming pools, which fell into disuse 30 years ago, before the Easter weekend.
# Die Burger:
Also leads with the report about Carol de Swardt.
Secondly, the paper shares photos from readers about the widespread fires in Pringle Bay.
And finally, there is news about a resident of Somerset West who found a Cape Cobra in his car engine.
# And Cape Times:
Writes Ramaphosa says the suspension of Zuma will have no effect on the ANC.
And also reports on the perceptions about corruption in South Africa.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports a proposal has been made to rename the William Moffett Expressway after the anti-apartheid activist and award-winning journalist, Dennis Brutus.
And secondly, the paper writes the learners of a school in KwaDwesi insist on school uniforms that are more LGBTQI+-friendly.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the eThekwini Metro insists residents must sign acknowledgment of debt or risk foreclosure despite agreements on faulty water bills.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports the Namibian government is going to buy 30 Toyota Fortuners and two Toyota V8 Landcruisers for official use by government officials.
And writes the Canadian company Osino Gold Exploration and Mining is considering building a dam in the Khan River.