Voice of the Cape

December2015

Consistent enforcement needed to tackle drunk driving

State laboratories are proving far too inefficient in returning blood sample results of those arrested whilst driving under the influence of alcohol, a scenario that is severely deterred efforts to clampdown on drunk drivers. These inefficiencies, according to the director of the Justice Project SA, mean that very few drunk-driving[…]

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Arms deal commission hands final report to Zuma

President Jacob Zuma said he had received the final report from the commission of inquiry into the arms deal on Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, the Presidency said Zuma received the report in Durban from members of the commission, Judge Willie Seriti and Judge Thekiso Musi. “The commission completed its[…]

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Stellar results about ‘money, resources’: Activist group

Money and better resources can pave the way to good matric results, an education activist group has said. This comes after the Independent Examination Board (IEB) reported a 98.30% pass rate in their final year exams this year. Equal Education’s general secretary, Tshepo Motsepe, said the near perfect result was[…]

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Iraqi army eyes next ISIL stronghold

The Iraqi army, emboldened by the recent recapturing of the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is now eyeing another ISIL stronghold: Fallujah. The defence ministry said on Wednesday that Iraqi security forces, supported by US-led air strikes, had started advancing towards Fallujah[…]

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Food, clothes needed for Hout Bay fire victims

“If you have a nice house, please don’t take. This is only for the people who lost their homes in the fire,” said a policewoman cruising down one of the lines of people waiting to receive something to eat after losing everything in the Boxing Day blaze at Hout Bay’s[…]

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Dalindyebo could spend NYE behind bars

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo may spend the new year behind bars. This follows Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s announcement that he had dismissed an application by Dalindyebo to have his case reopened. Masutha made the announcement at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon. “I am unable to find anything[…]

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Minuscule drop in IEB matric results

The Independent Examination Board (IEB) reported a 98.30% pass rate for the pupils who wrote its matric exams this year. This is a minuscule drop from the 98.38% of 2014. Of the 10 212 full time and 563 part time pupils from 200 schools across southern Africa who wrote the[…]

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