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CT businessman selling franchises amid boycott

VOC News has learnt that Cape Town businessman Irshaad Laher is selling his shares in four popular restaurant franchises. He is the co-owner of the Spurs in Observatory and Ottery, as well as the Nandos branches in Athlone and Gardens. Laher is under investigation for fraud, corruption, and theft of firearms[…]

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Irate residents threaten more protest action on N2

Irate Barcelona informal settlement residents have threatened to continue protest on the N2 until their “rightful” ANC councillor candidate is put on the registered list. Alleged ANC members belonging to ward 40 in Nyanga said they wanted their “rightfully nominated” councillor candidate Bongani Mbili to be put on the list[…]

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Affordable inner city housing key to change

Cape Town remains a city where poor, working class people face enormous challenges just to survive, and key to changing this would be the creation of affordable housing close to the city centre. This was according to well known social activist Zackie Achmat who was responding to a recent announcement[…]

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Gazans see hope in Israel-Turkey deal

OPINION by Mohammed Omer Abu Ramy stands on a street in Rafah, selling sweets from a donkey cart to make a living. And he is angry – at Turkey’s renewal of ties with Israel, and its decision to drop demands that Israel ends the siege of Gaza. “They left us[…]

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Erdogan slams group behind 2010 Gaza Flotilla

Two days after Turkey announced its reconciliation agreement with Israel, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went on the offensive against the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, the organization behind the May 2010 flotilla to Gaza Strip that sparked the crisis between Jerusalem and Ankara. “Did you ask me before you set sail?[…]

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We are finally moving forward – Baby Jordan’s family

Eleven years since the murder of six-month-old Jordan Leigh Norton, the family says they are finally moving forward. “We still celebrate her birthday every year. It gives us time to remember Jordan in a positive way,” the child’s grandfather Vernon Norton told News24 on Wednesday. He said Jordan’s birthday was[…]

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Why Turkey is mending ties with old foes

OPINION by Galip Dalay Turkey and Israel reached a deal to restore ties, bringing an end to a six-year-long bilateral feud on Monday. Hours after this announcement, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin received a letter from Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressing his “deep[…]

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Trevor Noah’s ‘slumlord’ mom

Patricia Noah, the mother of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, is being accused of being a slumlord and taking advantage of the poor. A two-month investigation by The Star has revealed that Noah, an estate agent, owns numerous flats and is the administrator of several buildings in Hillbrow and[…]

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