Voice of the Cape

September2015

Thousands brave wet weather for corruption march

Despite the inclement weather in the Mother City, thousands of supporters marched to show their disdain against the high levels of corruption in the country. Elsewhere in the country, Pretoria saw masses show their solidarity for the cause as they stood outside the Union Building in hopes of highlighting the[…]

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MJC to host meeting with death registrars

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has called on all death registrars, cemetery committees and burial societies to gather for an urgent meeting at the body’s offices on Saturday, to address new legislation that has been enacted with regards to burial of the deceased. The meeting will be attended by the[…]

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Grant increase welcomed, but not enough: Black Sash

Social justice advocacy group Black Sash has welcomed a R10 mid-year increase on social grants by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), but has warned that the additional funds will do little alleviant the strain on beneficiaries. The increase is set to benefit roughly 16.4 million grant recipients from[…]

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Need for better crime fighting strategies: Expert

Overwhelming policing priorities coupled with a lack of any clear crime fighting strategies could be to blame for the poor 2014/2015 crime statistics released on Tuesday, according to a criminology expert. Police commissioner, Riah Phiyega and the national minister of police, Nathi Nhleko unveiled the annual crime stats for the[…]

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Gangs commit 16% of WC murders: Police

Gang violence could be blamed for a portion of murders and attempted murders in the Western Cape, the provincial SAPS said following the release of crime statistics. It said gangsters were responsible for 16% of murders and 39% of attempted murders recorded in the last financial year. Areas contributing to[…]

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ConCourt dismisses party funding case

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday dismissed a bid to have political parties disclose the sources of their funding. The Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) was the appropriate legislation for dealing with such matters, seven judges said in their majority judgment. The applicant, an organisation campaigning for greater transparency[…]

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Court rules against Sanral on Cape tolls

Sanral’s decision to toll highways in the Western Cape has been set aside. The Western Cape High Court ruled in the City of Cape Town’s favour on Wednesday when judgment was delivered in the City’s battle against Sanral’s decision to toll highways in the province. City of Cape Town mayor[…]

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Russia carries out air strikes in Syria

Russian military jets have carried out airstrikes in Syria for the first time, the defence ministry has said. The airstrikes targeted positions, vehicles and warehouses that Russia believes belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Russian news agencies. US Secretary[…]

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