Voice of the Cape

June2016

Cpt residents angered by sale of illegal guns to gangs

As the International Gun Destruction Day approaches, the recent conviction of ex-policeman Chris Prinsloo and the arrest of a 41-year-old Cape Town businessman, Irshaad Laher, has angered Cape Town residents who continue to be faced with rising gang violence. Both men were involved in the illegal sale of guns to[…]

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SA man detained by Israeli police at Al Aqsa

A South African man is being deported after he was detained by Israeli police in Masjid Al Aqsa compound on Tuesday night. Aadil Asmal from Azaadville is part of a South African delegation performing itikaaf. He was arrested upon suspicion of throwing stones at Israeli police. Ayoob Dadabhay, a Capetonian[…]

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Itikaaf: A sense of brotherhood

During Ramadan, Muslims from around the world do more to intensify their spirituality, some by seclusion in the masjid in the last ten days of the sacred month. Itikaaf is a practice consisting of a period of staying in a masjid for a certain number of days, devoting oneself to[…]

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Touwsrivier community celebrates first hujjaaj

As the hajj season draws closer, the small community of Touwsrivier is excited to be sending their first hujjaaj on the pilgrimage; Boeta Ismail Bhayat and his wife Basheera. While the Muslim community has gained considerable momentum with the completion of their masjid and establishment of numerous initiatives, this occasion[…]

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Gift of the Givers, on the ground in conflict

While war is ravaging countries around the world, one organization is assisting those most affected in conflicts by affecting positive change. The Gift of the Givers Foundation, which is a South African NGO, while conducting sterling work locally, has affected positive change in countries around the world.  As the largest[…]

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IEC WCape prepared for possible protests

While political parties are gearing up to the Local Municipal Elections, the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) election preparations are in full swing. With voters taking to the polls on August 3, 2016, recent protests in Tshwane have increased concern that the IEC electoral process will be disrupted. Speaking to VOC,[…]

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Cpt waiters in court for bank card fraud

Two male waiters accused of skimming patrons’ bank cards and related fraudulent activities appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Provincial spokesperson for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – better known as the Hawks – Captain Lloyd Ramovha said the suspects, 26-year-old Asanda Oxley Jadi, and 22-year-old[…]

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MEC must step in, say angry taxi owners

The Western Cape Metered Taxi Council has asked the provincial transport department to intervene urgently to quell frustration among taxi drivers it says could end in violence and cripple the industry. The request, sent to transport and public works MEC Donald Grant on Tuesday, raised a number of frustrations experienced[…]

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