Voice of the Cape

Al Mujahideen pilgrims upset over additional fees

The director of Al Mujahideen Haj and Umrah Travel has confirmed that the tour group are in the process of trying to rearrange flights for several dozen of its mu’tamireen who missed flights out of Cape Town due to non-arrival of visas. Roughly 90 pilgrims scheduled to depart for umrah[…]

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‘Stop killing our youth’

Residents in greater Muizenberg area are said to be outraged at the escalating crime in the Vrygrond area after a 14 year old boy was stabbed to death. The Steenberg Community Policing Forum has now vowed to work more closely with the community to form street committees to clamp down[…]

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All systems go for Tweede Nuwe Jaar

There is a buzz of excitement amongst tourists and locals alike with the city hoping to bring in the New Year with a bang. A series of parades are expected to clog the calendar during the first few days of 2016, with the Cape minstrel’s Tweede Nuwe Jaar event expected[…]

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New Year: new chapter

As the world prepares to countdown into 2016 tonight, there is a strong focus on resolutions and fresh goals for the new year. While Capetonians enclave themselves in New Year’s celebrations you may be keen on beginning a new chapter which could mean trying to pay off your credit cards[…]

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Cape Malay Choirs won’t be silenced by Taj hotel

The Historic Cape Malay Choirs say they will not be silenced. This after a luxury hotel in the CBD appealed to the City of Cape Town to ensure that the annual event – which attracts thousands of cheerful revellers – did not disturb sleeping guests by playing music when walking[…]

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Sanco welcomes royal family’s promise to help Dalindyebo’s victims

Sanco on Thursday welcomed the Ngangelizwe royal family’s intention to rebuild relations with the victims of AbaThembu King Buyelakhaya Dalindyebo’s “reign of terror”. It would hopefully translate into compensation for those who had suffered human rights violations, and lost livestock and property due to Dalindyebo’s actions, SA National Civic Organisation[…]

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2015: The year things fell in SA

In 2015, many things fell in South Africa: statues, student fees, the police commissioner, finance ministers, and the rand. The Springboks fell short of winning the Rugby World Cup. But, despite calls from various quarters, President Jacob Zuma did not fall. Here are some of the year’s highlights: February 12:[…]

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Syrian troops and Russian jets push for strategic town

The Syrian army backed by Russian warplanes engaged in fierce fighting with rebels close to the border with Jordan, residents and opposition fighters said. The clashes on Wednesday – which involved Russian air strikes on Western-backed rebel groups – came as the Syrian government attempts to capture Sheikh Maskin, an[…]

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