Acumen Media has collated this week's biggest news stories in South African media.
Coming in at 57% of the national conversation, the week's biggest players are Bafana Bafana. The national football team is continuing on at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt by qualifying for the final 16. The week's other big topic is the Economic Freedom Fighters. The party has been in the news for breaking off its coalition with the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Tshwane; after its leader Julius Malema failed to challenge the Riotous Assemblies Act in the North Gauteng High Court; and for its media briefing.
The State Capture Inquiry is still on and this week, the nation was exposed to the happenings of the Gupta plane landing at Waterkloof and the consequent Gupta nuptial. In light of its call for a bailout and increased tariffs in winter, social media users were not happy with energy supplier Eskom, this week. The Commission of Inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation looked into the PIC's R21m loan to a bus company.
The swift action of the Addington Hospital staff to evacuate 84 patients from the hospital in Durban received the week's most positive sentiment. In other non-medical related stories at a health facility, three knife-wielding men managed to pass security and attack a patient at the Phola Park Clinic in Thokoza. And a Gautrain bus driver has gone for the wrong reason - the driver was filmed texting and driving the public transport vehicle.