Voice of the Cape

February2015

Trauma not over for Zephany

Experts say teenager Zephany Nurse faces immense emotional trauma after reuniting with her family after 17 years. Zephany was kidnapped from Groote Schuur Hospital in 1998 at just three days old. Fate led Zephany to reunite with her family, after she unknowingly befriended her biological sister, who attends the same[…]

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First look at MP-Claremont MyCiti route

VOC News joined Mayoral member for Transport Councillor Brett Herron and a few journalists on a bus ride along the MyCiti Mitchell’s Plain-Claremont bus route on Friday morning. The proposed bus routes form part of Phase 2 of the MyCiti service to the metro-south east. This proposed route was developed[…]

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UCT PSF launches IAW events

The Palestinian Solidarity Forum (PSF) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are to host several events on campus during the week ahead, in line with the global Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign. IAW, which takes place in South Africa from the 2nd until the 8th March, seeks to bring[…]

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Relief workers highlight extent of Syrian war

Two humanitarian workers involved with relief efforts in civil-war torn Syria, have detailed some of the atrocities witness in the troubled Middle Eastern country. Both are in the South Africa as guests of the Gift of the Givers (GOTG), seeking not only to shed light on the current situation, but[…]

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Social grants increase dismal: Black Sash

Social rights advocacy group Black Sash has criticized the decision of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to increase social grants by a meager R60, noting that the increase is not in line with the country’s current inflation rate. As a result of the increase, pension and disability grant recipients will now[…]

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Alleged baby snatcher in court

A woman who allegedly stole a newborn baby at Grootte Schuur Hospital 18 years ago, made her first appearance in the Cape Town District Court on Friday. Levina Sabena Solomon, 50, of Lavender Hill of the Cape Flats, appeared before magistrate Zamekhai Mbalo. Solomon was arrested on February 26 She[…]

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Pheko regrets faking doctorate

South Africa’s ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, told the SABC on Friday she regrets saying she has a doctoral degree, when she does not. Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000. However, the university closed in 1996 when it emerged it was selling[…]

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Greenpeace takes Joemat-Pettersson to court

Greenpeace has filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria to try and compel Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to update the country’s nuclear liability regulations, it said on Friday. The fact that the South African government was pushing ahead with controversial plans for new nuclear investment meant the country’s liability[…]

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Former Mossad chief slams Netanyahu on Iran handling

A former chief of Israel’s Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister’s handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu’s contentious speech to Congress, Meir Dagan says “the person who has caused the greatest strategic damage to Israel on the Iranian issue is the prime minister.” The[…]

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