Voice of the Cape

January2015

VOC honoured for radio excellence

For the fourth year running, VOC managed to secure the DiamondArrow Award, being the first community radio station honoured for its contributions to the local community. PMR Africa conducts an annual survey in the Western Cape where it questions ninety respondents from local businesses and members of the community on organisations[…]

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Gratitude as VOC concludes Stationery Drive

The excitement could not be contained at Stephen Primary School in Lotus River on Wednesday, as young learners with beaming smiles, lined up for assembly, waiting to receive stationery packs for the new school year. Learners and staff at the school were overwhelmed with gratitude at the handover of the[…]

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Radio network for Neighbourhood watch

Neighbourhood watch volunteers from the Woodstock, Walmer Estate and University Estate areas will take up the task of taking the group to the airwaves, by means of a radio network. UWatch chairperson Andrew Geel said that in order to fight crime effectively, they need to improve their method of communication.[…]

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Red tape hinders small business owners

Many small businesses owners are unaware that assistance is at hand if they are faced with challenges, while trying to get their businesses off the ground. If the help was readily available, then many small business owners would not be afraid to take the leap and would want to grow[…]

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‘Mimmie’ marks 100 years

Marking a milestone achievement in her life, Fatimah Marks, better known by her beloved family as ‘Mimmie’, celebrated her 100th birthday on the 22nd January 2015. Mimmie has survived both World War 1 and 2, she has outlived the birth and death of Nelson Mandela and is older than sliced[…]

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SA on power alert: Eskom

South Africa is on power alert, Eskom said on Wednesday morning. “The power system remains vulnerable, meaning that any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate load shedding today,” the electricity provider posted on its Twitter feed shortly after 6.15am. A further post minutes later read: “Eskom calls[…]

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Allow Derby-Lewis to die in peace: FF Plus

A recommendation that Clive Derby-Lewis be released on medical parole points to the seriousness of his illness, the Freedom Front Plus said on Tuesday. “As in the case of Jackie Selebi who was offered the opportunity to die in peace surrounded by his own people, this last act of mercy[…]

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CT race case sentencing continues

The sentencing of a Cape Town salesman who called his ex-girlfriend’s domestic worker a “kaffir” is expected to begin in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. In November Andre van Deventer was convicted of assault and crimen injuria, after an argument with 50-year-old Gloria Kente in 2013. Kente previously[…]

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Obama defends ties to Saudi Kingdom

In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah’s death and take measure of the new monarch. Obama’s presence here underscored the key role Saudi Arabia plays in U.S. foreign policy[…]

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Israel violated rules of war: B’Tselem

A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday. The B’Tselem group called strikes on homes “one of[…]

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