Voice of the Cape

July2014

Woman must claim their place: Madonsela

It is time for women in Africa to claim their place where Africa’s fate is being decided, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Wednesday. “It is our time to claim our place at the main table where Africa’s fate is being decided, where decisions on distribution of resources are being[…]

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State files final Oscar arguments

The State has filed its final arguments in the case of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius, the NPA said on Wednesday. “We have filed the closing arguments in the high court today and are ready to argue,” said spokesman Nathi Mcube. Final argument in Pistorius’ murder trial will be heard on August[…]

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Eskom set to hike electricity prices

Power utility Eskom is expected to hike electricity tariffs by over 8 percent next year, the National Energy Regulator said on Wednesday. “There will be a tariff adjustment for 2015/2016. So there will be an additional increase to the 8 percent that was previously granted,” said Nersa spokesman Charles Hlebela.[…]

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Ebola epidemic ‘out of control’ says charity

Global medical charity Doctors Without Borders has given warning that the Ebola crisis in West Africa is “unprecedented, absolutely out of control”, as states across the world took steps to prevent its spread. Bart Janssens, the charity’s director of operations, warned there was no overarching vision of how to tackle[…]

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Philippines urges nationals out of Libya

The Philippines renewed calls for thousands of its nationals to leave Libya on Thursday after a Filipina nurse was abducted and gang-raped, following the beheading of a Filipino construction worker. The foreign department said all 13,000 Filipinos there were to be repatriated as clashes between rival militias threaten to tear[…]

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Israel mobilises reservists, as US provides ammunition

Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists on Thursday to bolster its forces waging military operations in the Gaza Strip that left more than 100 Palestinians dead in a day. The call-up came after Washington announced it had agreed to restock Israel’s dwindling supplies of ammunition despite its sharp condemnation of an[…]

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15 dead in strike on Gaza market

At least 15 people were killed and 150 people wounded in an Israeli air strike on a market near Gaza City on Wednesday, medics said. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the strike hit a busy market in the battered Shejaiya neighbourhood, which lies between Gaza City and the border[…]

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ANCYL to step up condemnation of Israel

The ANCYL has vowed to step up its efforts in condemnation against the Israeli attacks on Gaza, until government takes serious steps to expel the current Israeli ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk, as well as severe all ties with what it called the ‘Apartheid state of Israel’. In a[…]

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Language on Gaza sways opinion

OPINION by Andriques Che Petersen- While they may be reluctant, and no matter how objective they believe they are, or how strongly they adhere to the ethics of balanced reporting, if you asked any journalist if they have ever had to choose a hero and a villain in a story,[…]

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‘6 yr olds have seen 3 wars’: Gaza

Relief group Save the Children has called for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, so that aid and support can be provided to Gaza’s youth affected by the nearly four week long conflict. Much of Save the Children’s focus in the region has been addressing the[…]

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