Voice of the Cape

February2015

Judgment reserved in Dramat leave to appeal

Judgment in an application for leave to appeal the High Court in Pretoria’s decision to overturn Hawks boss Anwa Dramat’s suspension was reserved on Monday. Judge Bill Prinsloo said he would attempt to give judgment as soon as he could and added that all parties would be informed. William Mokhari, for[…]

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Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 policemen

An Afghan official says an attack on a police checkpoint in the southern province of Kandahar has killed five policemen. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. Zia Durani, the spokesman for the provincial police chief, says the attack happened late on Sunday in Maiwand district and that an[…]

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Power grid under pressure: Eskom

The power grid is under pressure on Monday after one of Koeberg’s units — which produces 900MW — has been taken out of service, Eskom said. “Unit one is out of service because of a technical fault,” Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said. “The power system is relatively stable, but the[…]

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RAF needs millions: report

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has a funding shortfall of R800 million a month, which is stalling payment to claimants, The Star reported on Monday. The fund reportedly sent a letter to lawyers a week ago saying it owed R6.2 billion to 5140 claimants and service providers, and the figure[…]

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Post office expects R1.3bn loss

The SA Post Office (Sapo) expects to report a loss of R1.3 billion by the end of its financial year in March, Beeld reported on Monday. For this and other reason auditors expressed doubts, in Sapo’s 2014-15 annual report, that it will still be a going concern by the end of[…]

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Japanese hostage beheaded

The wife of slain Japanese hostage Kenji Goto said Monday that she was devastated but proud of her husband, who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists. In a statement issued through the British-based journalist group Rory Peck Trust, Rinko Jogo requested privacy for her family as they deal with their loss,[…]

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South Sudan sign another peace deal

South Sudan’s warring factions early Monday signed another peace deal in the latest effort to end hostilities that have raged for more than a year. The government and rebels have previously signed at least three peace deals which were broken quickly. Leaders of the regional bloc overseeing the talks, IGAD,[…]

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Egypt releases imprisoned Al Jazeera journo

A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups. Australian Peter Greste was whisked away on a flight to Cyprus.[…]

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