Voice of the Cape

June2015

ANC needs a new gameplan, say stalwarts

Following the re-election of ANC leader in the Western Cape, Marius Fransman, long-standing ANC members have spoken out, expressing their concern for the party’s future in the province amid fears of an increase in corruption and nepotism within the provincial ranks. A new executive committee was elected at the 8th[…]

Read »

DA criticises govt’s al-Bashir appeal

The government is spending public money to avoid taking responsibility for letting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leave the country, the DA said on Monday. “Instead of government being accountable, once again we see more public money being spent on appeals to evade the consequences of unlawful actions,” Democratic Alliance federal[…]

Read »

Ramaphosa urgently deployed to Lesotho

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urgently sent to Lesotho to consult with Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili following fears of more political instability in the country. The decision was taken by President Jacob Zuma, who is the chairperson of the SADC organ on politics, defence and security co-operation, the Southern[…]

Read »

Miners should also be prosecuted: AfriForum

The miners who killed two SA police service members and two Lonmin security guards should also be prosecuted, AfriForum said on Monday. “The mine workers who launched the attacks and committed the murders should be prosecuted,” AfriForum’s head of community safety, Ian Cameron said. Cameron said their stories needed to[…]

Read »

Dlamini in hot water again

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) said it had laid criminal charges of hate speech against ex-University of Witwatersrand Students Representative Council president, Mcebo Dlamini, for calling Jews “devils”. “Dlamini’s comments are the latest in a series of offensive public statements that he made about South African Jews over[…]

Read »

Pal unity govt talks ‘reach an impasse’

Talks to form a new unity government have “reached an impasse,” the head of a PLO-appointed committee leading the talks told Ma’an Sunday. Azzam al-Ahmad, who is also a member of Fatah’s central committee, said that a meeting had been scheduled with President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to address the[…]

Read »

Greece in crisis

Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government’s rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign lenders pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of its banking system. With a popular referendum on the bailout planned for Sunday, Prime[…]

Read »

Deadly car bomb hits hospital in Sanaa

A car bomb has exploded near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, killing at least 28 people, security officials have said. In a statement posted online on Monday, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack that also injured[…]

Read »

SA groups slam Israel’s interception of flotilla

With uncertainty around the safety of activists aboard the Marianne, South African pro-Palestinian solidarity groups have lashed out at the interception of the Freedom Flotilla III by the Israeli regime. A flotilla of boats destined for Gaza was intercepted in international waters during the early hours of Monday morning. The[…]

Read »

Another AWS well received

Hundreds gathered to experience the beauty of Ramadan as VOC in association with Gift of the Givers (GOTG) celebrated its second mass iftar as part of the Ahlan Wasahlan (AWS) initiative at Eagle Park masjid on Sunday. Over 300 people attended the AWS initiative to not only enjoy iftar but[…]

Read »
WhatsApp WhatsApp us