Voice of the Cape

May2016

SA in bottom 10 of World Competitiveness Rankings

South Africa, although strengthening its position by one place to #52, still ranked in the bottom ten of the 61 countries in the World Competitive Rankings released on Monday. Business executives who were asked to list 5 indicators from a list of 15 that they perceived as the key attractiveness factors[…]

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Media taking side of the oppressor – Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema says the media unfairly project his party as violent, when the ruling ANC should instead take the mantle as a violent political party. Malema was addressing journalists at the party’s national list conference for local government election candidates in Midrand on Monday. Calling out the media,[…]

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Cape schools allowed to decay – Sadtu

The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) in the province has accused the Western Cape Education Department of neglecting to carry out proper maintenance work at schools, and allowing the facilities to fall into “ultimate decay”. This comes after two schools, Uitzig Secondary and Beauvallon Secondary, were recently found by structural[…]

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Researchers concerned about the quality of SA education

As Child Protection Week kicks off, the quality of education in South Africa has researchers  concerned. With approximately only half of the one million learners who began grade one in 2003 completing matric in 2014, eight per cent of which qualified for university,  the education system is seeking alternate mechanisms[…]

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‘District Six crime, getting out of hand’

The District Six Residents Forum held an AGM on Sunday that members say kicked off on a rocky start. Chaos ensued following a report in a local paper which incorrectly called on all residents of District Six to attend a meeting set out to address their concerns. According to the[…]

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Saudi kills Nigerian man in 95th execution of the year

Saudi authorities have executed a Nigerian man after convicting him of murdering a police officer. It was the 95th execution of the year in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, which imposes the death penalty for offences including murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, rape and apostasy. The surge in executions has drawn[…]

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Zephany Nurse to take the stand

Sentencing proceedings in the case against a Lavender Hill woman accused of kidnapping an infant from a maternity ward in 1997 is expected to be highly charged as the State calls Zephany Nurse to the stand on Monday. Monday is the first time in 15 months that Zephany will come[…]

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Teacher appears on rape charge

One of the country’s most prestigious private girls’ schools is dealing with allegations that a teacher raped a pupil – one of two sex assault scandals to rock high schools in the Western Cape this week. The 52-year-old teacher was arrested on Thursday and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court[…]

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