Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 17 November 2023:
# Business Day:
Reports South Africa is exerting more pressure on Israel. The ANC indicated during a parliamentary debate that it supports the proposal to close the Israeli embassy in the country.
# And Mail & Guardian on Fridays:
Leads with: “ROYAL RUMBLE”. The paper writes the Zulu king, Misuzulu kaZwelithini, according to his uncle, founded 13 companies to benefit from the assets of the kingdom.
Reports the Institute for Security Studies’ latest report indicates that South Africa currently has the highest murder rate in 20 years. The crime expert, dr. Johan Burger says that if something is not done the crime wave can push the country over the edge.
Secondly, the paper writes the Department of Basic Education has given an undertaking that no matriculant will be penalised as a result of the error in Monday’s chemistry paper.
And finally, there is news about the Proteas’ semi-final World Cup defeat against Australia.
Reports the Johannesburg Municipality has set up temporary shacks without power or services for the survivors of the Marshalltown fire. The Human Rights Commission says it will investigate.
# And The Citizen:
Writes former president Thabo Mbeki is still one of the most popular politicians in the country with former president Jacob Zuma enjoying a lot of support in certain communities.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Also leads with South Africa’s murder rate and secondly reports on the problem with the chemistry paper.
# Die Burger:
Has the same lead as Beeld and Volksblad.
Then the paper writes about the Springbok Pieter-Steph du Toit’s special message to the 4-year-old Markus du Plessis who suffers from cerebral palsy.
And finally, there is also news about the Protea defeat.
# And Cape Times:
Writes the ANC and EFF team up to close the Israeli embassy in the country.
And reports the police have arrested a third suspect in the Eastern Cape in connection with the murder of the activist Loyiso Nkohla on 17 April in Philippi. The man will appear in court on Monday.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Reports the mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Gary van Niekerk allegedly tried to interfere in the management of the municipality by instructing that all legal actions be ceased immediately.
And secondly, the paper writes the former water polo coach of Gqeberha, David Mackenzie who was accused of molesting a teenage learner, is now suing the family for 30-million-rand for defamation.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes plans are afoot to make KwaZulu-Natal a top cannabis exporter.
# And The Witness in Pietermaritzburg:
Reports the head of Gift of the Givers’ office in Gaza, Ahmed Abbasi was shot dead by Israeli forces.
And finally, from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports about 800 school children in Koës who do not have water to bathe, flush toilets, or drink. According to the residents, the problem, which has been present for years, worsened further by September.
And secondly, the paper writes the northern, central, eastern, and south-eastern parts of the country can, according to the Namibian Weather Office expect heavy rain and hailstorms this weekend. Flash floods may also occur in some parts.