Voice of the Cape

December2015

King Dalindyebo spends first night in jail

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo spent his first night in jail after his application to have his bail extended was dismissed by the Eastern Cape High Court on Wednesday. The application was denied by High Court Judge Nozuko Mjali with costs. Dalindyebo applied to the High Court in Mthatha on Tuesday[…]

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Influx of motorists expected in CT

Capetonians should brace themselves for major congestion in the city over the coming days, as holidaymakers flock to the coastline. The City of Cape Town will once again manage the influx of vehicles along the Atlantic Seaboard on New Year’s Day. Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority,[…]

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Cape Town Castle to turn 350

Three hundred and fifty tumultuous years will have passed when a commemoration to mark the laying of the cornerstone at the castle in Cape Town is held there on Saturday. And to acknowledge the castle’s many negative historical associations, the function is not being billed as a celebration, but rather[…]

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26 cases of group copying during matric exams: Umalusi

Monitoring body Umalusi said on Wednesday that it there have been a number of cases of group copying during the department of basic education’s matric exams in four provinces. Umalusi Council chairperson Professor John Volmink told reporters in Pretoria that a total of 26 alleged cases of group copying were[…]

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Radio legend Ian Crewe passes away

Veteran broadcaster Ian Crewe died on Wednesday, aged 75. “It is with profound sadness that Primedia Broadcasting announces the death of EWN (Eyewitness News) anchor‚ Ian Crewe. Ian died in hospital in Johannesburg in the early hours of this morning‚” a statement said. Describing him as “a veteran broadcaster and[…]

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Here are the newsmakers for 2015

From the chaos in Parliament, signal jamming, load-shedding, water shedding, to Nkandla, Marikana and mass student protests, South Africans really saw it all this year. 2015 will go down as one of the most exciting, scary and outright crazy years in news. This week, we handed the baton over to[…]

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Knysna mosque construction under threat

A High Court application is threatening to derail the construction of a mosque in Knysna, with a group of objectors from a local homeowners association keen to have the development’s approval overturned. In 2008 the Knysna Muslim Council applied to its local municipality for a property anywhere in the vicinity[…]

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