Voice of the Cape

January2016

DA lays charges against Truman Prince

The DA has laid criminal charges against Beaufort West Mayor Truman Prince and has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate his alleged abuse of office. The party’s constituency head in Beaufort West, Sharna Fernandez, laid a criminal charge on Thursday in the Central Karoo town, national spokesperson Phumzile Van[…]

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De Klerk denies tutoring Maimane

South Africa’s last white president, FW de Klerk has never tutored DA leader Mmusi Maimane, he said in a strongly-worded statement on Friday. “There is no truth in the rumours that I am ‘tutoring Mmusi Maimane’. He has never been to my home and never sought my advice ‘on speeches[…]

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Auwal Masjid celebrates 222 Years

A cornerstone of Islam in South Africa and the Bo-kaap community, the Auwal Masjid in Dorp Street will be marking its 222 year anniversary this Sunday. Home to the handwritten Qur’an, the Auwal Mosque is the first and oldest mosque built in South Africa. The strong oral tradition confirms that[…]

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Input needed on Trafalgar Park upgrades

The City of Cape Town has appealed to residents in the surrounding area to comment on the upgrades and maintenance plans of Trafalgar Recreation Park. “The City needs residents around Trafalgar Park to comment on its maintenance,” says mayoral committee member of energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der[…]

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Fransman decision is a blow to the team

The ANC in the Western Cape has been dealt with a severe blow, after the national leadership ordered provincial chairperson Marius Fransman to step down. The dismissal of Fransman has caused disorder within the party, says political analyst Prof Keith Gottschalk. The party’s most powerful leadership structure, the National Working[…]

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Consumers tighten their belt as recession awaits

Consumers will have no choice but to tighten their belts as the country was hit with another repo rate hike on Thursday. As the economy slips further into a downward spiral, Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announced a repo rate increase of 50 basis points to 6.75%. After revising the[…]

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Here’s Cliff: wins M-net lawsuit

Johannesburg – Media personality Gareth Cliff emerged victorious from the South Gauteng High Court on Friday morning with the court ordering broadcast giant M-Net to reinstate him on the Idols SA judging panel. While delivering her verdict on Friday morning, Judge Caroline Nicholls said that after considering the matter, she[…]

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SARU did not interview its own CEO

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Friday moved to distance themselves from the appointment of current CEO Jurie Roux in 2010. In a press release, SARU refuted claims it was aware of Roux’s employment at Stellenbosch University at the time of his appointment. Roux remains at the centre of[…]

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