Voice of the Cape

April2016

Survey on Muslims election participation

Muslims for 360 years have actively struggled for recognition within the South African political process. However, following the fall of apartheid, with only one active Muslim led political party the Muslim community appears to have taken a back seat in asserting their concerns and adding value to the political progression[…]

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Hundreds attend #ZumaMustFall march in CTN

A few hundred Capetonians took to the streets of the Mother City on Wednesday to call on President Jacob Zuma to “do the right thing and step aside”. The march, organised under the #ZumaMustFall banner, was supported by various church groups from the greater Cape Town area and took on[…]

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Beheading case: killer to be sentenced

The Western Cape High Court was on Thursday expected to sentence Aljar Swartz for beheading a Ravensmead teenager in October 2013. Last month, Judge Elize Steyn found Swartz guilty of premeditated murder as well as three counts of incitement to commit murder. Earlier this year, Swartz admitted to strangling Ravensmead[…]

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Bail application for accused in Tokai murder case

Three men accused of the rape and murder of 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger are expected to apply for bail in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. The teenager’s body was found in Tokai forest on March 7. She had arranged to meet her mother after going for a jog, but when[…]

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10 000 African millionaires could head to SA

Over 10 000 millionaires from the rest of Africa are expected to move to South Africa over the next decade, according to a report by New World Wealth, which provides information on the global wealth sector, especially high growth markets. According to the report, these millionaires – having a net[…]

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Israel army kills Palestinian siblings

Israeli forces on Wednesday shot and killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her 16-year-old brother after they allegedly attempted to carry out a stab attack on border police at Qalandiya military checkpoint near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, police and witnesses said. Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said two suspects[…]

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Refugee riot breaks out on Greek island

The stale stench of burning rubbish hung in the air outside the Moria detention centre a day after some of the worst rioting seen on the island where refugees are held. Thick black smoke billowed out from the facility on Tuesday after a fight between some of the unaccompanied children[…]

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Freedom Day: ‘Cast your ballot, no matter what’

On this day, 22 years ago, South Africa became a democratic country where non-white South Africans were granted the opportunity to vote for the very first time. Every year on April 27, we celebrate freedom day as we recall the traumatic experiences, which the apartheid government inflicted  upon people of colour,[…]

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