Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 21 November 2023:
# Business Day:
Reports Israel has recalled its ambassador to South Africa, Eli Belotsercovsky for talks. This follows after the government said the country should be charged with genocide.
Is the first of the three Media24 sister newspapers to report on the tributes following the death of the former Springbok and owner of the Pharma Valu Pharmacy Group, Hannes Strydom. He died in a car accident on the N4 near eMalahleni in Mpumalanga. One other person died in the accident and four were seriously injured.
Then the paper writes City Power in Johannesburg has decided not to call in Eskom’s help with its faulty load-shedding schedule.
And finally, there is news about 58-year-old Patrick Walker from Johannesburg who died during the 947 Ride Joburg Bike Race.
Reports South Africa is no place for children. A total of 4.8-million children in the country live in poverty, one in seven suffers from mental health problems and there are more than 17-thousand cases of child abuse and neglect reported.
# And The Citizen:
Leads with: “VOTER TURNOUT KEY IN 2024”. The paper writes although the IEC is happy about their interaction with voters, it is an open question whether these people will vote next year.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Has the same lead as Beeld about the death of Hannes Strydom.
And secondly, the newspaper writes that the Matjhabeng municipality in the Gold Fields has turned to the High Court in Johannesburg to lift all creditor actions against the municipality for 90 days.
# Die Burger:
Leads with the same report on Strydom as Beeld and Volksblad.
And secondly, it is reported a former teacher from a prestigious school in Paarl has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a learner.
# And Cape Times:
Writes the minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Blade Nzimande has decided after consideration to stop any action regarding Unisa for the time being.
And secondly, reports the widow of the murdered activist, Loyiso Nkohla, Nyameka Nkohla-Mabandla’s name was apparently included on a hit list.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports there are many questions after the body of a woman was found near a clinic in George. The community is now protesting outside the clinic because the woman was allegedly denied treatment.
And secondly, the paper writes the residents of Kariega are shocked by the murder of the DA community activist, Justice Jama.
# And Dispatch in East London:
Writes the University of Fort Hare’s director of investigations, Isaac Plaatjies appeared in court on charges of murder and attempted murder. He is the tenth person arrested on campus on similar charges.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the police officer who was shot dead during a robbery at the Pavilion shopping centre, sergeant Riyadh Adams is described as a dedicated member of the service who achieved success against drug dealers.
And secondly, experts are reported to believe that Israel is destroying Palestinian health care.
# And The Witness in Pietermaritzburg:
Leads with the news that many traders’ products ordered for Christmas are being delayed in the Durban port.
And writes about a heatwave warning for KwaZulu-Natal.
And finally, from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports a suspected poacher who is already facing a charge of attempted murder and illegal hunting, has again been arrested in Okahandja for illegal hunting.
And secondly, the paper writes the residents of settlements in Okahandja’s request for a meeting with president Hage Geingob to discuss their problems was turned down.