Voice of the Cape

June2014

AIF making progress in Syria

As Syrians continue to grapple with a crippling civil war that has ravaged the country over the past few years, humanitarian relief organisation the Al-Imdaad Foundation (AIF) has stepped up its efforts to provide shelter and relief to those affected by the crisis. The foundation has set up base, and[…]

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Amla gets captaincy nod

Hashim Amla will captain the Proteas Test team, Cricket SA announced at media conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. CSA chose Amla, 31, as the best candidate to succeed Graeme Smith who, retired from international cricket in March. Amla captained the South African under-19 World Cup team in New Zealand[…]

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Proto gangs on the rise

Gang violence in Khayelitsha is on the rise, and at risk of escalating into something far worse. That was the warning by Kelly Gillespie, a social anthropology lecturer at the Wits University, during her testimony at the Khayelitsha Commission of Enquiry. Gillespie has conducted research which reveals that children as[…]

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Chaos in Nomzamo

Photo: Andriques Che Petersen “I was standing here yesterday, watching this happen. I didn’t understand what it was because it was so strange. Some of my friends lived there, but now after the shacks were broken down I haven’t seen them.” So said Akhona* who stood with me observing the[…]

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GOTG locates white miners

Local relief agency Gift of the Givers has begun feeding the families of white miners affected by the ongoing strike in the platinum mining belt. Two buses with representatives of these families travelled in convoy with Gift of the Givers to the Rustenburg Mines on Monday. Food parcels were distributed[…]

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Bill Gates divests from G4S

Following calls from Palestine solidarity and BDS activists, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has began divesting from the controversial security company G4S. G4S is complicit in Israel’s illegal detention, torture and incarceration of Palestinian political prisoners. The world’s richest man Bill Gates held a stake of more than 3pc in the[…]

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Ramadan health clinics launched

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is set to team up with the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) and Eli Lilly SA, in hosting four Ramadan Awareness Health Clinics at mosques across the city. The clinics will focus on the issue of diabetes and how[…]

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Pope’s prayer not enough

A recent joint prayer held in the Vatican by Catholic Pope Francis with Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas may have been a touching gesture, but only real-world actions will bring about peace in the Middle-East. So says Dr. Firoz Osman of the Media Review Network[…]

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