Voice of the Cape

December2014

Hiker falls to his death on Lion’s Head

A 25 year old man fell to his death while hiking up Lion’s Head on Wednesday morning.the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) public relations officer Vaneesa Horn confirmed that a 25 year old male died. He was hiking with his 5 year old son and his fiancé at[…]

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Lentegeur CPF worries over minstrels

The Lentegeur Community Policing Forum (CPF) says although not opposing the parading of the minstrels in Lentegeur, they are sceptical of the annual festivity. The CPF believes not only is it synonymous with questionable behaviour of the minstrels but the ongoing gang violence in the area makes them fear for[…]

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Eskom crisis may affect businesses in 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is looking pretty bleak for businesses, in light of an ongoing energy crisis with the country’s sole electricity provider, Eskom. The public utility provider has seen its systems constrained since early November after the collapse of a silo at the Majuba power station in Mpumalanga.[…]

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WCape principal defiant over publishing of matric names

A Southern suburbs principal has criticized the Department of Basic Education’s decision not to publish the names of matric students in the country’s major newspapers, suggesting the move paved the way for students to accept mediocrity. The department last month resolved that it would only publish the exam and I.D[…]

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VOC to launch Quran series for children

The Voice of the Cape will be kicking off 2015 with the introduction of a new Quran focused series, aimed at educating the youth on the fundamentals of Quranic recitation. The series, titled ‘Kids Love Quran’, will take place every weekday during the Kiddies Clubhouse segment on Afternoon Cruise. It[…]

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Zim permit process closes: Home Affairs

Wednesday afternoon is the deadline for any Zimbabweans in South Africa wanting to apply for a permit to stay in the country legally, the home affairs department said. “The closure of the Zimbabwean special permit application process [is] by end of business today, 31 December,” the department said in a[…]

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DA calls for info on Matric cheating

The DA on Wednesday called on Umalusi to provide more information about the matric exam copying in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. “Why did it take Umalusi auditors to ‘discover’ this fiasco?” Democratic Alliance MP Annette Lovemore asked in a statement. “Umalusi was previously very vocal about the need for[…]

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Teen drowns, no key for rubber duck

An 18-year-old man drowned at the Strand while Cape Town law enforcement officials could not find the key to their rubber duck and then left their two-way radio on the beach, Beeld reported on Wednesday. Vernon Naude, 18, drowned in rough seas on Friday while a helicopter and National Sea[…]

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Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned the country’s citizens not to participate in weekly anti-Islam rallies that have attracted growing numbers of supporters in the eastern German city of Dresden. Merkel condemned the organizers of the protests and said they were driven by prejudices and hatred against foreigners. The[…]

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia hospitalised

Saudi Arabia’s ailing King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, 91, has been admitted to hospital for “medical checks,” the royal court has said. The king, whose age and frequent hospitalisation have raised concerns about the future leadership of the key oil producing country, was admitted to the King Abdulaziz Medical City in[…]

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