Voice of the Cape

June2015

Scrutinise Hajj contracts: Sahuc

The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has reiterated calls for prospective hujjaj to scrutinise contracts before signing with any of the accredited haj operators. This follows a complaint from an intending pilgrim that his operator altered certain conditions in his itinerary, in contradiction with the package that was[…]

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ANC seeking to win ‘coloured votes’

The ANC in the Western Cape will have to work towards strategies that will appeal to the coloured majority if they are to win back the province, according to political analyst, Amanda Gouws. This comes after the party held its provincial elective conference this past weekend, where Marius Fransman was[…]

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Nersa says no to Eskom tariff hikes

Eskom’s request for an additional increase in electricity prices has been declined by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) on Monday. Making the announcement in Pretoria before assembled media and officials, chairperson Jacob Modise said there were several reasons as to why Nersa has turned down the application. “Some[…]

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Toddler beaten for six hours, court hears

A Hanover Park man allegedly beat his two-year-old daughter for about six hours and when she was taken to hospital the following day she was declared dead, the Athlone Magistrate’s Court heard on Monday. Christopher Williams, 32, wearing a dirty blue tracksuit and a yellow cap, which he removed, kept[…]

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SA academic not on captured vessel

A KwaZulu-Natal University academic‚ theologian and activist – who is part of a team of activists attempting to bring aid to the Gaza Strip in Palestine by boat – was not on a vessel that was seized by the Israeli military on Monday, the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) said.[…]

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Government appealing Bashir ruling

Government will appeal the High Court in Pretoria’s ruling regarding Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. “Government has decided to appeal the recent High Court (Gauteng) judgment on the matter relating to President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir,” spokesperson Phumla Williams said in a statement on Monday. “The reasons for the appeal will[…]

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Khader Adnan ends 55-day hunger strike

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan ended a 55-day hunger strike on Monday after reaching an agreement with Israeli authorities to free him from prison on July 12, his lawyer and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society announced. “Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike last night, after an agreement was reached to release him[…]

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Egypt state prosecutor killed in bomb attack

Egypt’s state prosecutor Hisham Barakat has been killed after his motorcade was hit by a bomb blast in the capital Cairo. An earlier report said that Barakat had been suffering from “internal bleeding” and that he was undergoing surgery on Monday at the Nozha hospital in the Egyptian capital. Three[…]

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