Voice of the Cape

October2014

Paramedics targeted in MPlain

Calling out an ambulance after what could be a traumatic experience could end in death, when paramedics attending to patients do not have the necessary equipment such as an oxygen cylinder with gauge, a glucometer, or an electronic blood pressure cuff. Paramedics are being robbed of these vital medical equipment[…]

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Gun laws review vital

Gun Free South Africa has welcomed the African National Congress’s (ANC) announcement that it would seek tougher gun controls laws, following the tragic shooting of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa. The football star’s murder at the hands of two burglars last weekend has left the South African[…]

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Nizaam’s cap a boost for community rugby

It’s been a hard road for Mitchell’s Plain-born Nizaam Carr but this week he made history as the first Muslim set to don the green and gold jersey of the South African national team after rugby unification in 1994. After his Western Province team took the Currie Cup trophy at[…]

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Bonteheuwel residents to march

The community of Bonteheuwel have reached a boiling point in their plight to restore the peace to the gang infested area. On Sunday, the Bontheuwel Joint Peace Forum (BJPF) and residents plan on marching to the Bishop Lavis police station to get the attention of local police officials, who they[…]

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Man in court for Meyiwa’s murder

The NPA has confirmed that a man appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday in connection with the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa. “The man, Zanokuhle Mbatha… is facing a charge of murder and robbery of Mr Senzo Meyiwa,” National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Nathi Mncube said. “He[…]

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ISIL shells Kobane’s border post with Turkey

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have shelled the border crossing between Syria and Turkey in their latest attempt to stop an expected arrival of Kurdish troops from Iraq to help defend Kobane. Friday’s bombardment of the Mursitpinar post came a day after a first contingent[…]

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Burkina Faso president resigns after protests

Blaise Compaore, the president of Burkina Faso, has been forced to leave power after days of protests by tens of thousands of people calling for his ousting. It appeared that the chief of the country’s armed forces took power after the president’s resignation. Compaore announced his resignation in a statement[…]

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Illegal MyCiti bus strike over

The illegal strike by MyCiti bus drivers is over, the City of Cape Town said on Friday. “The City of Cape Town would like to inform commuters that the illegal strike by some of the drivers employed by Kidrogen, a MyCiTi vehicle operating company (VOC), is over,” the city said[…]

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Madonsela warns Zuma over ‘dangerous precedent’

The public protector has warned President Jacob Zuma in a letter that his remarks over her role could lead to “lawlessness” and set a dangerous precedent, Beeld reported on Friday. “It can lead to lawlessness, which can have a damaging affect on the effect of the public protector,” she said,[…]

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Fuel prices to drop

The price of petrol will drop by 45 cents a litre next week, the energy department said on Friday. From Wednesday, the wholesale price of diesel of 0.05 percent sulphur will decrease 61 cents per litre, while diesel 0.005 percent sulphur would decrease 60 cents per litre, the department said[…]

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