Voice of the Cape

May2015

VOC wraps up Twitter blanket drive

Within just two weeks, VOC through the support of its listeners, managed to collect over 100 blankets for impoverished communities as part of the national Twitter Blanket Drive 2015. The charity outreach project drew to a close on Thursday night at the Fire & Ice Hotel. The campaign is aimed[…]

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What happens now after Fiela?

As the Bonteheuwel community become victim to an increase in robberies and vandalism to not only their local schools but also their homes, the police and the Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum plan to meet on Saturday to devise a strategic plan in eradicating their area of gang related crimes. However,[…]

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Choose your form of action: BDS

To keep up public awareness around the ongoing Woolworths boycott, BDS South Africa has earmarked this Saturday for the monthly National Day of Action. Currently one of the largest boycott campaigns it is directed at forcing Woolworths to terminate all trade links with Apartheid Israel. “Israeli agriculture expo companies are[…]

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Fracas over rental of D6 homes

Residents and claimants within the District Six restitution process have expressed dismay that several beneficiaries have opted to rent out their allocated properties to ‘foreigners’. This comes amidst complaints that the process of reintegrating historically displaced families back into the areas has hit a snag, with houses not going up[…]

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Funds sought for new Gaza education center

Efforts are underway to establish a non-profit education center in the Gaza Strip that will cater to some of the embattled region’s brightest young students. The project, entitled ‘The Voice of Gaza’ is the brainchild of South African educator, Barry Ackerman, now UK based, who has collaborated with Gazan counterpart,[…]

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Pal FA drops bid to have FIFA suspend Israel

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has dropped its proposal to suspend Israel from world football. The motion had been included on the agenda at the FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, but Jibril Rajoub, president of Palestine FA, said he had been persuaded to back down. “I decided to drop the[…]

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Palmyra caught between two histories

For decades, humanity has kept quiet over the evils happening in Palmyra. For while the city is known throughout the world for its ancient ruins, less well known is the similarly decrepit hellhole of a prison in the city – home to tens of thousands of desperate souls left to[…]

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SAfrican families among ISIL’s newest recruits

At least 23 South African citizens have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL), raising concerns of recruitment activity among the country’s sizeable Muslim community, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. Various sources have confirmed with Al Jazeera that at[…]

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SA visa regulations putting Brits off

The Telegraph, said to be one of the biggest websites in the United Kingdom, has run an online poll ahead of South Africa’s new visa rules set to come into effect on 1 June – and the results are alarming. South Africa’s new rules on travelling with children will require[…]

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Derby-Lewis showed remorse: Judge

The man who was linked to the murder of SACP leader Chris Hani was on Friday a free man after being granted medical parole in the High Court in Pretoria. After an extensive court battle, Judge Selby Baqwa ruled that Clive Derby Lewis’s medical parole was immediately effective, saying the[…]

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