Voice of the Cape

November2014

Cycling for Charity campaign concludes

After eight long and grueling weeks of cycling between Claremont and Jubilee Square in Simons Town, Auric Auto sales executive, Shiraaz Mia, finally brought the curtain down on the inaugural Cycling for Charity campaign. Concluding a week earlier than initially forecasted, Mia and his team also managed to trump the[…]

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Man presumed drowned in WCape

A man in his 20s was presumed drowned on Saturday after being swept away by a rip current at Kleinmond on the Western Cape coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. The NSRI were contacted around 5.45pm following reports of five people being swept out to see, spokesman Craig[…]

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Nzimande rounds on Afrikaans universities: Report

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande will have private university Academia’s registration withdrawn if it remains exclusively Afrikaans, Rapport reported on Sunday. “If that is the case, we will withdraw their registration. I will not even apologise for it,” said Nzimande. He said he would not allow a university to refuse[…]

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Nkandla builder charged: Report

A Durban businesswoman, who was a building contractor for President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, has been arrested and charged with fraud and corruption, the Sunday Independent reported. Thandeka Nene is accused of exaggerating her experience as a builder to win government tenders valued at R118-million, and of bribing a public[…]

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US police officer who shot teenager resigns

The white police officer who shot black teenager Michael Brown dead has resigned, nearly four months after the confrontation that prompted protests in the US city of St Louis and across the country. Darren Wilson, 28, had been on administrative leave since the August 9 shooting. His resignation was announced[…]

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Protests after Mubarak murder charges dropped

Violence erupted in the Egyptian capital as security forces clashed with people protesting a decision to throw out charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during a 2011 uprising. Egyptian security forces shot one person late on Saturday, either with live ammunition or birdshot, as they[…]

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MJC condemns Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE- The Muslim Judicial Council condemns the horrific, brutal and ruthless attack by Boko Haram which resulted in the death of more than 120 worshippers and the wounding of 270 at the Grand Mosque in Kano, Nigeria during the sacred Friday prayers. The ongoing clandestine and murderous actions of[…]

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Seven injured in Western Cape crash

Seven people were injured on Saturday when a truck collided with five vehicles on the Sir Louries Pass, near Cape Town, paramedics said. The truck’s brakes allegedly failed causing it to plough through other vehicles, said ER24’s Russel Meiring. Three people were critically injured. Two of them had to be[…]

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EFF to file papers

The Economic Freedom Fighters will file papers on Monday to challenge the suspension of its 12 MPs, leader Julius Malema said on Saturday. “Our lawyers are busy preparing the papers. The papers will be filed in the Western Cape High Court on Monday,” Malema said. On Thursday night, the National[…]

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