Voice of the Cape

May2015

‘Expose the lies and deceit of ISIS’: expert

While Friday’s national unified khutbah against the Islamic State group has been hailed as “significant”, one terrorism expert has warned that the Muslim community in South Africa will need to do much more to be able to counter the ISIS propaganda campaign. “Although such initiatives are welcomed, if one looks[…]

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Capetonians ready for Comrades

Preparations for the world’s oldest and largest ultra marathon are underway as members of the Cape Town community are ready to take on the race this coming weekend. The Comrades marathon has been held every year with the exception of a break during World War II. The official race distance[…]

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Blatter ‘shocked’ by US action against FIFA

The newly re-elected leader of FIFA Sepp Blatter has said he’s shocked at the way the US targeted football’s world governing body, adding the arrest of its officials and calls for his resignation is “no coincidence.” On Friday, 79-year-old Blatter won his fifth presidential term at FIFA after his opponent,[…]

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Dropped bid to suspend Israel from FIFA slammed

Dropping a bid to suspend Israel from FIFA was an “outrageous deviation from our values, principles and efforts to expose the Israeli occupation’s crimes and to oust Israel from international organizations,” the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said Saturday. The leftist PLO faction laid responsibility for the[…]

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Freedom flotilla trawler to arrive in Spain

A ship taking part in Freedom Flotilla III is set to dock in Bueu, Galicia, Spain Saturday in one of several stops before making a final voyage to the besieged Gaza Strip. Marianne will join other ships heading to Gaza in “a peaceful, nonviolent action to break the illegal and inhumane[…]

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Madonsela will write to Zuma

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will write to President Jacob Zuma to point out limitations in Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s Nkandla report, her office said on Friday. She said she stood by her own report and wanted to ensure that Zuma was “placed in a position to make an informed decision[…]

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Possible appeal of Derby-Lewis parole

The justice ministry would explore whether it has any grounds to appeal the High Court’s decision to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole. He is serving a life imprisonment sentence after being jailed in connection to the 1993 murder of SA Communist Party leader, Chris Hani. “We note the judgement and[…]

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SACP disappointed in Hani killer’s parole

The SA Communist Party expressed disappointment in the High Court in Pretoria’s decision on Friday to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole. The SACP continued to call on Derby-Lewis to come clean about who hired him to kill their leader Chris Hani. “Let all South Africans never forget that Derby-Lewis was[…]

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Home Affairs dealing with birth certificate backlog

The Department of Home Affairs is left with 800 of the 4 000 applications for unabridged birth certificates to clear with two days to go until the new regulations for travelling with children is implemented. Earlier this week Director-General of Home Affairs Mkuseli Apleni announced that the department had a[…]

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