Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 20 November 2023:
# Business Day:
Reports Sasol missed an opportunity during its AGM. Major shareholders were ready to exert pressure on the realisation of climate targets.
Firstly, reports about a teacher from Birchleigh High School in Kempton Park, Heinrich Hamm who paid with his life when he was attacked by robbers while biking with his brother-in-law, Charles Botha and 18-year-old nephew, Carlo Botha. Hamm distracted the robbers so that Carlo could get away. The robbers shot and killed him on the scene.
And secondly, the paper writes that those who registered for next year’s election the past weekend say there is hope that South Africa can be saved.
Reports on the murder case of Bonolo Modiseemang who was allegedly killed by her aunt, Agnes Segomotsi Setshwantsho to claim life insurance. The paper writes the paper in which an allegedly poisoned sandwich was wrapped could be the decisive factor in the case.
# And The Citizen:
Leads with: “WHY YOU NEED TO VOTE”. The paper also writes about the weekend’s voter registration and reports that the South African Council of Churches also now encourages people to vote for a better South Africa.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Has the same lead as Beeld about the heroic deed of Heinrich Hamm.
And secondly, the paper writes the Independent Electoral Commission says that the past weekend’s registration process in the Free State and Northern Cape went better than in 2021.
# Die Burger:
Leads the attack on the world famous British athlete, Tom Evans in the northern part of the Table Mountain National Park. Evans, who was in the country to take part in a 100-mile race, was attacked by two men and returned home immediately after the incident. He asked the people of Cape Town on social media to take care of themselves.
And secondly, the paper writes that nine employees of Parliament have been suspended and will be subject to disciplinary measures after the fire in the National Assembly.
# And Cape Times:
Writes president Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a stand on the involvement of judges in party politics and the independence of the judiciary.
And reports the City of Cape Town has now become a hotspot for carjacking.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports the residents of Gqeberha are upset about armed bodyguards protecting leading residents in public places.
And secondly, writes the residents of Richmond Hill are fixing a busy thoroughfare after years of it being run down by criminals, drug dealers and illegal businesses.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the ANC council member, Mzimuni Ngiba who was arrested for the murder of the candidate council member, Siyabonga Mkhize in 2021 is apparently still pulling strings from prison.
And secondly, it is reported the IEC is happy with the course of the voter registration process in KwaZulu-Natal.
# And The Witness in Pietermaritzburg:
Has news about serious water shortages facing KwaZulu-Natal over the Christmas period.
And finally, from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports Meatco producers met with the company’s management and director, and submitted a document in which Meatco undertakes that all claims will be paid out on time.
And secondly, the paper writes the office of the Auditor-General found that money from the National Emergency Fund for Disaster Relief was unlawfully used for the renovation of the old State House.