Voice of the Cape

February2016

Picketers blocked from protesting against Peres

Pro-Palestine activists have criticized how Israeli private security were given control to block members of the public from picketing in Sandton. The South African Jews For Palestine organized a protest yesterday outside the Sandton Convention Centre against the visit of ex-Israeli prime minister, Shimon Peres, to South Africa. Muslim Lawyers[…]

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Canada fulfills promise to take 25,000 Syrian refugees

Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Officials with Citizenship and Immigration Canada had anticipated reaching the milestone at some point over the weekend, but were unclear exactly when, given[…]

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Newborn abandoned in bushes

Police in Mfuleni on Monday sought public assistance regarding the whereabouts of the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in bushes in the area, Western Cape police said. The baby was found by a shepherd walking cows in the bushes next to the Bosasa temporary housing area. “He [the[…]

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Worcester family reunited with snatched baby

“I can’t even describe it. The moment I saw him, it was wonderful.” These were the words of relieved Segria Pieterse after seeing her newborn grandson Sergio on Sunday. He was abducted from Worcester Hospital on Thursday. Police subsequently arrested two women in Ashton on Sunday before returning the boy[…]

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Zuma can’t fire Moyane‚ says Presidency

The president is not empowered to dismiss the SARS commissioner or ask the National Prosecuting Authority to drop investigations‚ the Presidency said on Monday. Amid calls for President Jacob Zuma to make just such an intervention‚ the Presidency issued an appeal on Monday afternoon for editors and “interested parties” to[…]

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Wits students chant “Blade Must Fall!”

A small group of Wits University students disrupted a media briefing called by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Monday, chanting “Blade Must Fall”. The small group were angered when Nzimande requested that only journalists ask him questions. Reacting to Nzimande’s request, one student in[…]

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Late start puts a dampener on Big Walk

Sunday’s much anticipated Cape Town 10km Big Walk was delayed by over an hour, prompting a furore of complaints from participants waiting since dawn. Thousands of walkers were left annoyed by the wait, as organisers ironed out a few last minute issues with the disaster management authorities at the event.[…]

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CT teacher takes top honours

Gafieza Ismail, an English Teacher at Spine Road High School, Rocklands, Mitchell’s Plain, has won the National Teaching Award for Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning. The Department of Basic Education presented the 16th National Teaching Awards at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on Saturday, 27 February 2016. Debbie[…]

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