Voice of the Cape

February2016

MPlain ward councillor meets Siqalo residents

Protest flare ups in Siqalo informal settlement has prompted angry residents to continue to shut down a major road through Mitchells Plain if their service delivery concerns are not addressed. Protest action spilled in the streets this week bringing traffic to a standstill. Residents blocked a section of Jakes Gerwel[…]

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New crisp sound for VOC

“New year, fresh beginnings.” That’s the collective slogan for VOC since the start of the year, as it prepared for a ‘facelift’ on air to keep the radio station sounding fresh. Come 1st March, VOC listeners will hear a new sound, with a few programme changes in store. VOC is[…]

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All systems go for Cape Town 10km Big Walk

Capetonians will be up at the crack of dawn on Sunday for the ever-popular, Cape Town 10km Big Walk, which is expected to draw 20 000 participants. Big Walk director Dr Ilyaaz Parker says late entries will be open to those seeking not to miss out on the largest community[…]

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Ageing principals exiting education

As educators and principles begin the academic year, many questions have been raised regarding the increasing number of educators and principles who have chosen to exit the education system. While senior educators might have been given their fair share to the education system of our country, the early retirement of[…]

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Row between Treasury and SARS intensifies

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday drew a line in the sand with tax commissioner Tom Moyane, making their power struggle more public still, as ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe gave the party’s backing to the Treasury boss and said there was a plot to undermine him. President Jacob Zuma subsequently[…]

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Baby stolen from hospital during visiting hours

A 10-day-old baby girl was stolen at Worcester Hospital on Thursday night‚ prompting police to issue an urgent appeal to the public to help find the infant. The baby went missing at about 19:50 during the visiting hours at the hospital and was wearing a blue crawler and wrapped with[…]

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Heavily guarded Zuma in Burundi peace drive

A delegation of five African heads of state arrived in Bujumbura yesterday at the start of a two-day visit to push for talks to end Burundi’s deep political crisis. UN chief Ban Ki-moon was in Burundi a few days ago as part of growing international efforts to bring an end[…]

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