Voice of the Cape

May2016

UWC in rape firing line

UWC Fees Will Fall movement has accused the university’s management of being silent on incidents of sexual assault against students at the institution, and has launched a rape awareness campaign on campus. The group claims that four women were sexually violated over three days last month, and several students participated[…]

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‘Man who beheaded teen poses high risk’

A police chief forensic psychologist has told the Western Cape High Court that the man found guilty of beheading a Cape Town teenager, poses a high risk to society. Major Hayden Knibbs compiled a pre-sentencing report to assess the best possible sentence for Aljar Swartz, who in March was convicted[…]

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HRC to investigate Matthew Theunissen

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to investigate Matthew Theunissen after he posted racial comments on social media directed at Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula’s decision to reprimand sporting codes for a lack of transformation. “I can confirm that we have received complaints on this issue. There is one[…]

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Rescued lions resting after long journey

The 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Columbia have been adjusting well to their new surroundings. On Saturday night the lions arrived at OR Tambo Airport and were transferred to a truck which drove them to Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater, Limpopo, on Sunday. “They’re quite exhausted[…]

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Solly Suleiman inaugurated as IMA president

The Islamic Medical Association (IMA) of South Africa has recently inaugurated a new president, Solly Suleiman. Suleman, who is a pharmacist by profession, boasts an impressive history with the organization that spans over 25 years. He has worked within numerous sectors of the organization, more notably, strategic planning and strategic[…]

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BDS spreads across Latin America

As the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement gains moment in Europe, a surprising uprising against the occupation of Palestine within numerous Latin American countries has further broadened the support of the movement. BDS recently met with both South African and Brazilian government officials in Brazil and talked about possible[…]

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‘Racist Facebook ranter must be investigated’

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) joined the chorus of condemnation against a racist Facebook rant allegedly penned by Facebook user Matthew Theunissen. Sanco has called on the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to probe hate speech after the remark sparked anger on social media platforms. This follows[…]

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