Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 06 February 2024:
# Business Day:
Writes issuance in the primary fixed income market in South Africa rose by 91-percent to 55.4-billion-rand in the last quarter of 2023 as numerous companies approached the bond market for capital to finance growth projects.
Reports the minister of Health, Joe Phaahla says the state can no longer afford young doctors to supplement the shortage of physicians. The entry-level doctors want to earn too much.
Then the paper writes the accused murderer, Werner de Jager, allegedly threatened suicide after it came to light that he might face two more murder charges. This follows a car accident in which two women died.
And finally, it is reported that three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of 39-year-old doctor Nicholas Procter. He was an anaesthetist from Mbombela.
# The Star and Pretoria News:
Writes consumers should prepare themselves for fuel price increases.
And reports that it is eight years today since the Lily Mine disaster when three employees were trapped alive underground.
Reports the investigating officer in the murder case of the businessman, Wandile Bozwana reveals how he caught the culprits. Sergeant Evans Butso Mongwe shared information about the progress of his investigation with the newspaper.
# And The Citizen:
Writes according to an opinion poll, both the ANC and DA will lose support in traditional areas of support during the election.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Leads with the report about Werner de Jager threatening suicide.
Then it is reported that the top three matriculants from the Goudveld High School in Welkom have enrolled at the University of the Free State to study medicine.
And finally, the paper writes the police are investigating the possibility of a serial killer after four bodies were found in Botshabelo.
# Die Burger:
Leads with the same headline as Beeld about the high salaries of entry-level doctors.
And secondly, the paper has news about three lions that had to be put down after the wildfire at the Fairy Glen Nature Reserve near Paarl.
# And Cape Times:
Writes the illegal mining operations of the Zama Zamas cost the country billions of rand.
And also reports on the expected fuel price increase.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports in the ongoing legal battle between the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality and the chief executive of the development agency, Anele Qaba’s qualifications are now being called into question.
And secondly, the paper writes the hundred police officers from the North West who have been deployed in Nelson Mandela Bay are dissatisfied with their accommodation.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the Zulu king Misuzulu ka Zwelithini wants the Amakhosi to control the Ingonyama Trust.
And secondly, the paper also reports on the lack of funds to hire expensive young doctors.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports parts of Namibia received rain over the past weekend with the far South and North recording the highest rainfall. Some dams had their first inflows.
And secondly, the paper writes the smooth change in leadership after the death of president Hage Geingob will reassure the international and local investor community.