Voice of the Cape

March2015

Madonsela clears Mbalula

There was no impropriety regarding the many trips undertaken by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula and his deputy, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Monday. “While minister Mbalula and Deputy Minister [Gert Oosthuizen] spent an amount close to the alleged R2.7 million, I found no evidence indicating that any[…]

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Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart

South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show on Comedy Central, the comedian said on Twitter on Monday. His publicist Jill Fritzo confirmed it to Sapa, but said there would be no further statement. Noah tweeted: “No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the[…]

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Pandor appointed acting president

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will be acting president until Tuesday while Jacob Zuma is away on a working trip this week, the presidency said. Zuma was travelling to Algeria to meet President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a South Africa-Algeria binational commission meeting, spokesman Mac Maharaj said on Monday. Deputy[…]

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Iran nuclear talks at crunch time

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. With the March 31 target fast approaching, the top diplomats from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, Germany and[…]

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Bonteheuwel school torched

Community members from the Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum (BJPF) are appealing to the authorities to assist in protecting its resources after a school was burgled and torched on Sunday. The Cedar Primary School was broken into many times in during March, with criminals stripping it of some of its basic[…]

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World Halal Summit kicks off

Malaysia will take another giant leap towards establishing the country as the global Halal hub when it hosts the World Halal Summit. Scheduled to be held from 30th March to 4th April 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), WHS 2015 is set to be the largest Halal event[…]

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Scorcher for Boland fest

With scorching temperatures in Paarl for the weekend, hundreds of families took advantage of the last few summer days to trek to the  16th Boland Summer Festival. About 30 000 people braved the soaring heat, for a scenic drive through the Drakenstein municipality to the event at the buzzing Dal[…]

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Pagad visit Lentegeur

While a section of Mitchells Plain has become a “no-go zone” amid increased shootings, residents say they are taking the fight against the escalation of gang violence in their own hands. Through awareness and establishing community groups, People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) say they hope to mobilise the community within Lentegeur to[…]

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