Voice of the Cape


ISIS relies on unconventional revenue sources

Fish farming and car dealing have become an alternative money generating resources for ISIS, after Russian and US-led strikes severely crippled the terrorist’s “traditional” oil smuggling businesses in Syria and Iraq, a new report has revealed. In order to close a huge gap in once prosperous $2.9 billlion oil trading[…]

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Fresh round of shootings rocks Manenberg

Three people were shot, at least one of them fatally, when gunmen opened fire in Manenberg on Wednesday night. The Manenberg Safety Forum said the dead man was a right-hand man to the Hard Livings gang boss in the area. Police said a 24-year-old man had been arrested in connection[…]

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Sand stuffed down Franziska’s throat

Loud applause greeted a prosecutor’s demand on Thursday that four men accused of the rape, murder and robbery of a teenager in Tokai Forest in Cape Town, be denied bail. There were also gasps in the public gallery when prosecutor Rene Uys told the court that 16-year-old Franziska Blochliger died[…]

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State plans to license teachers

Newly qualified teachers will have to obtain a licence to practice their profession should a far-reaching proposal by the Department of Basic Education get the green light. But while education role players welcomed the possibility of such a tool being implemented, as it could improve the quality of education, they[…]

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Long-awaited spy tapes judgment expected

he High Court in Pretoria will on Friday hand down judgment in the Democratic Alliance’s bid to have the decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma reviewed. Judgment in the matter was reserved last month. However, the matter is not expected to end here. According to chairperson of[…]

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Palestine slams Israel’s rejection of peace plan

Palestinians have slammed Israel’s rejection of a French-sponsored initiative to kick-start peace efforts, which have been moribund since April 2014, saying it was tantamount to “a refusal to any proposal that could lead to a resolution to the conflict”. “Israel is challenging the international community and its adherence to the[…]

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ANC concerned about accusations against Vearey

ANC in the Western Cape says that it has noted, with grave concern, the public accusations by MEC of Community Safety, Dan Plato against Major-General Jeremy Vearey. The provincial leadership held a press briefing at its offices in Cape Town to address these concerns and further claimed Plato is not[…]

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Metrorail delays continue

The recent string of arson attacks on the Metrorail infrastructure has slowed down the railway service causing delays and has left commuters stranded. Members of the Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) met with the provincial director of Metrorail on April 26 to address some of the issues that[…]

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Shukrul Mubeen hosts international Qaris

Capetonians are in for a treat this weekend as the Mother City welcomes top class Quranic reciters. The Shukrul Mubeen Masjid will be hosting the international Qira program on Friday 29th of April after Maghrib. World renowned reciters from Egypt and Cape Town will take to the platform to recite[…]

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