Voice of the Cape

June2016

Department registers dangerous 2000 ‘pseudo-Quantums’

The Department of Transport has admitted to registering more than 2,000 dangerous “pseudo-Quantums” for use on the country’s roads, despite warnings from the manufacturer that they were unsafe for human transport. The admission was made during a hearing by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela into the conversion of panel vans into[…]

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Racist Sodwana guest house owner unrepentant

Sodwana Bay racist Andre Slade was unrepentant when senior ANC KwaZulu-Natal leaders and hundreds of their supporters gathered to protest at his property against his anti-black remarks. Unfazed, Slade insisted that black people were sub-humans and whites were royalty, and said the Bible was the bedrock for his beliefs. Slade’s[…]

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Cape mega-city plan favoured

There is still mixed reaction to the R140 billion Wescape mega-city being planned near Melkbosstrand, although some former opponents have done an about-turn. Len Swimmer, chairman of the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance, said he had initially been opposed to the development, but “had gone in the opposite direction”. There[…]

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HRW, Amnesty call on UN to suspend Saudi from HRC

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the United Nations General Assembly to “immediately suspend” Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council because of numerous serious human rights violations. “Saudi Arabia has committed gross and systematic violations of human rights during its time as a Council member,[…]

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UN adds 2,500 peacekeepers to Mali

The United Nations Security Council agreed on Wednesday to add just over 2,500 peacekeepers to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, which has been hit by a series of deadly attacks and has become the deadliest place to serve for U.N. peacekeepers. The French-drafted resolution, which was approved unanimously by[…]

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