News Round-up for the top South African Stories is a summary of 5 Top articles between September 19 and 25. Unfortunately, we can’t be everywhere at once. But, thanks to other news outlets, we present some of the main stories from Google Trends.
1 News Round-up: Umkhonto We Sizwe
The citizen covered the news that Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans protested in KwaZulu-Natal. Their grievances included wanting more jobs for veterans and the addressing of corruption. And, they also raised the issue of the police and the Senzo Meyiwa’ killing.
2 Arrest in the killing of Kinnear
Progress in the death of Anti-Gang Unit Lieutenant Charl Kinnear ended up in an arrest. Apparently, they used cell-phone technology to track down the suspect who lives in Springs. Kinnear died on September 18 outside his home. Apparently, more arrests might be on the way in this top news round-up story.
3. Anti-foreigner protest march
Anti-foreigner sentiment rises as South Africans feel the pinch of the ailing economy. The #PutSouthAfrciansFirst hashtag still trends on Twitter. And, this week saw a march against foreigners in Tshwane, Pretoria. Protesters also raise issues of drugs and human trafficking The centre for human rights at the University of Pretoria condemned the march.
4. Foschini acquires Jet stores
Back in mid-June, we reported that “Edgars heads for the auction block and South Africans worry about potential job losses for workers.” This past week, Business Live reported that “TFG’s deal with struggling group Edcon has led to the transfer of 382 Jet stores and about 4,800 employees transferred with effect from Friday.”
5 Heritage Day Jerusalema challenge
Across social media, plenty of people shared videos and photos of themselves doing the now-famous Jerusalema challenge. It came after dignitaries kickstarted it off. The news made for one of the more light-hearted events in this week’s news round-up.