Voice of the Cape

March2016

Lebanese military gets U.S., British aid

Lebanon’s armed forces acquired three U.S. helicopters worth $26 million on Thursday to help in efforts to stop Syria’s civil war spilling over its border, along with almost $29 million of British aid as EU countries also step up their support. The Lebanese armed forces have now received a total[…]

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‘We need accountability in the halal industry’

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) is facing a public backlash over its halal certification processes, following an external audit which states the body must improve its systems. Last week, the MJCHT was delisted from the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (JAKIM)’s registry. The international halal regulatory body[…]

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Muslimaat to assist widowed, divorced women

Whilst it is not impossible for females to be successful as single parents, predominantly women who are widowed or divorced experience a number of socio-economic struggles. It is with this in mind, that Muslimaat li Ajlil Insaaniyah or Women in Support of Humanity will be hosting a special program for[…]

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Zuma must now be impeached: Maimane

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has called for President Jacob Zuma to be impeached following the Constitutional Court’s finding that he had flouted the Constitution. “This morning we have already filed a motion to say Zuma must be impeached because he is unfit, and it is quite clear that the[…]

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We want to study Nkandla judgment: ANC

The ANC is set to study the damning Constitutional Court judgement on the binding nature of the powers of the Public Protector, and the conduct of the president and National Assembly. ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement that the party had noted the unanimous judgment. “The African National[…]

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Zuma must pay back the money : ConCourt

The Constitutional Court has given President Jacob Zuma just over three months to pay back the money for some of the upgrades to his Nkandla homestead. “The National Treasury must determine the reasonable costs of those measures implemented by the department of public works at the president’s Nkandla homestead that[…]

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‘Qatar World Cup stadium workers suffer abuse’

Workers in Qatar renovating a stadium for the 2022 World Cup have suffered rights abuses two years after the tournament’s organisers drafted worker welfare standards in the wake of criticism, Amnesty International said. According to a report released on Thursday, dozens of construction workers from Nepal and India were housed[…]

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