Voice of the Cape

October2015

Russian plane crash in Egypt kills all on board

All 224 passengers and crew on board a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula have died, Egyptian medical and security sources said. Search and rescue team members are still gathering the remains of victims after the crash on Saturday, the sources said. The plane was heading to[…]

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Vienna talks agree to disagree on Assad

Major powers meeting in Vienna have failed to reach an agreement on Syria, especially the future role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but found enough “common ground” to meet for a new round of talks in two weeks, even as the conflict enters a new phase with the deployment of[…]

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Baby dies from tear gas inhalation near Bethlehem

An eight-month-old Palestinian baby died Friday from tear gas inhalation in Beit Fajjar village south of Bethlehem during clashes in the area, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. The ministry said in a statement that Ramadan Mohammad Faisal Thawabta died after inhaling tear gas when clashes erupted nearby between Palestinians[…]

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Kohler Barnard shown the door

Two MPs have been kicked out of the Democratic Alliance following a meeting by the party’s Federal Executive on Friday evening to discuss internal matters. Dianne Kohler Barnard and Juanita Terblanche had their membership to the party terminated, national spokesperson Phumzile van Damme said. Former shadow minister of police, Kohler[…]

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CT cop arrested with drugs, ammo

A police constable appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday after being caught with drugs and ammunition in her Table View home. The officer was arrested after members of the police’s Anti-Corruption Unit responded to a tip-off and executed a search operation at the 36-year-old woman’s home, said[…]

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Turkey heads for snap elections

Turkey will head into its second parliamentary election in five months, amid uncertainty due to escalating violence within its borders. With snap polls slated for November , Sevgi Akarçeşme, a columnist for the Zaman newspaper, the largest selling daily in Turkey, says that this is a repeat election. “Even though[…]

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Irrational for UCT to ban outsourcing: Economist

The University of Cape Town (UCT) could find itself incurring more costs following its “irrational” banishing of outsourcing, according to an economist. This week the university committed to doing away with outsourcing of services, including cleaning and security, after two weeks of protests by students and workers. Economist Chris Hart[…]

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Woolies labelling probed

Woolworths are being investigated by the National Consumer Commission (NCC) over complaints that the popular retailer may be falsely labelling Israeli products in its stores. The complaints are believed to have been lodged to both the NCC and Woolworths itself by everyday consumers, as well as shareholders in the company.[…]

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SARU convinced of Boks win against Pumas

Despite South Africa’s disappointing defeat against New Zealand during the semi-finals of The Rugby World Cup 2015 last Saturday, The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is convinced the tournament has been a developmental process for the team. While senior players brought to a close a successful era of South African[…]

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Maimane must be punished for not declaring donations: ANC

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane and 10 other DA Members of Parliament should face harsh sanctions for failing to declare all campaign donations, the ANC said in a statement. This after DA chief whip John Steenhuisen admitted on Thursday that 11 MPs had not declared campaign donations for the party’s[…]

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