Voice of the Cape

August2015

Unveiling the heart of extremism

OPINION by Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool In an opinion piece in the Washington Post last week, Dr Ebrahim Moosa wrote about his friend, Rashid Moosagee, who studied theology with him in India and returned to South Africa with him. In the face of an evil and unjust apartheid system his friend asserted[…]

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Woolworths entering ‘panic mode’: Desai

Exactly one year on from the launch of a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Woolworths and the retailer continues to earn little respite from pro-Palestinians sympathisers over its stocking of Israeli-imported food products. On Saturday protesters headed the call of BDS SA for a National Day of Action,[…]

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Cii Projects’ Syria campaign makes headway

Over 11 000 Quraans, 10 000 stationery packs, 11 000 school bags and winter clothing will be making its way to Syrian refugees following another successful campaign by Cii Projects, Alhamdulillah. The South African community, as well as our compatriots in neighbouring countries like Botswana, have been instrumental in supporting[…]

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Malaysia’s democracy in worse shape than we thought

OPINION by Anneliese Mcauliffe – The human sea of yellow swarming though the streets of Kuala Lumpur on the weekend looked, at first glance, like an overwhelming show of people power directed against a government and a prime minister deeply imperilled by political and financial scandals. But the rally, smaller[…]

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Alban murder-accused referred to psychiatric hospital

Guatemalan murder-accused Diego Dougherty Novella must urgently be placed in a psychiatric hospital, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court heard on Monday. His lawyer William Booth brought an application for a referral to such a hospital, based on a provisional report written up by psychiatrist Tuviah Zabow. “He does say in[…]

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Pregnant woman shot dead in Delft home

A 34-year-old pregnant woman was shot dead in her Delft home at the weekend, according to Western Cape police. She was shot in the stomach and chest at the N2 Gateway housing project on Sunday afternoon, Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said on Monday. Police knew her identity and were investigating a[…]

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Open Stellenbosch has valid grievances, wrong approach: SRC chair

While the issues motivating student organisation Open Stellenbosch are valid, newly-elected Stellenbosch University SRC chairperson Axolile Qina disagrees with the way in which the group highlights its grievances. Open Stellenbosch describes itself on its Facebook page as a “collective of students and staff working to purge the oppressive remnants of[…]

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Refugee fence not even fit for animals: France

Deep divisions persist within the European Union as thousands of distraught refugees arriving from war-torn countries, mainly Syria, continued to head towards Western Europe via the continent’s southern frontiers. The French foreign minister on Monday criticised Hungary for its move to erect a fence on its border to stop people[…]

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