Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 12 February 2024:
# Business Day:
Reports the CEO of Astral, Chris Schutte has condemned the investigation of the Competition Commission into the poultry sector. He labelled it an attack on an industry struggling with load-shedding, erratic water supplies, bird flu, and imports.
Reports the minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says he cannot understand why phase 6 load-shedding could embarrass president Cyril Ramaphosa. He says he expects load-shedding to improve by March. Meanwhile, The ANC said they are convinced the power system is being sabotaged.
And secondly, the paper writes around eight-thousand-500 new first-year students were welcomed to the campus of the University of Pretoria this past weekend.
# The Star and Pretoria News:
Writes the minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor has allegedly received death threats.
And reports the ANC and Jacob Zuma’s MK party are embroiled in a legal battle over the emblem that uMkhonto we Sizwe wants to use.
Reports the owner of the house in Parkhurst, Johannesburg where a group of Ethiopian citizens who were detained without food were rescued, says the tenants destroyed the house.
# And The Citizen:
Leads with: “ESKOM TRIPS CYRIL UP”. The paper also writes about Ramaphosa’s embarrassment with phase 6 load-shedding.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Has the same lead as Beeld about Ramokgopa’s response to the power crisis.
Then the paper published photos of the six victims of the Riebeeckstad High School bus disaster on its front page as a tribute.
And finally, the paper writes more than 14 years after Jillian-Joan van der Merwe was left paralysed in a car accident caused by the road surface, the Free State MEC for Roads has now been forced by a court order to pay 17.5-million-rand.
# Die Burger:
Has the same lead as Beeld and Volksblad.
And secondly, the paper writes Sanral has increased the toll fees on South African roads by 6.25-percent with effect March 1.
# And Cape Times:
Writes the bilateral trade relations with the US are in the balance with legislation before the US Congress that wants to review the relations.
And reports according to experts it was not necessary to introduce phase 6 load-shedding.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports businesses in the Markman Industrial Area are upset about the manganese operators flouting municipal regulations. This leads to pollution and damage to the infrastructure.
And secondly, the newspaper has news about The Herald Isuzu Schools Quiz starting tomorrow.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the police shot dead four taxi operators who were involved in murders when a shootout broke out during a police action.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports a man who defrauded the Financial Aid Fund for Namibian Students must repay more than half-a-million-rand.
And secondly, the paper writes the late president Hage Geingob will be buried on Sunday and next Monday will be a public holiday.