Voice of the Cape

June2016

eNCA in ‘doek’ scandal

The eNCA newsroom is split over the decision taken by a line editor to remove footage of reporter Nontobeko Sibisi wearing a doek (scarf) off air. In leaked emails, Sibisi is seen to challenge the decision and ask why the doek, which was worn for her Africa Day coverage, was[…]

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‘My rights have been violated by Fransman’

She is taking on Marius Fransman as a person, not as a politician, the woman who accused the Western Cape ANC leader of sexual harassment said on Tuesday. “This happened to me. My human rights have been violated by that human. It didn’t matter what his profession is – I[…]

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Motsoeneng: SA media ‘censors’ good news

South African media are censoring good news stories about the country, says the chief operations officer of the SABC Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Motsoeneng, on the sidelines of a SABC event in Johannesburg on Tuesday that awarded production contracts to local players, was responding to News24’s questions about allegations of censorship at[…]

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Unsafe schools of no concern to COSATU – MEC

Pupils from two high schools that engineers have been found to be structurally unsafe are still being taught in the buildings after the governing bodies refused to allow the children and their teachers be moved. Last week, the provincial education ministry announced that reports from engineers had indicated that the[…]

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Dalai Lama – Europe has accepted too many refugees

Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, thinks that Europe has accepted too many refugees, saying that they should stay only temporarily and return to rebuild their home countries once the conflicts there have been resolved. Speaking in Dharamsala in northern India where the Tibetan government resides in exile, the Dalai[…]

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Iraqi forces face tough ISIL resistance

Iraqi forces are facing tough resistance on the outskirts of Fallujah, as they attempt to retake the key city held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) armed group. Lieutenant-General Abdelwahab al-Saadi, the commander of the operation, said ISIL (also known as ISIS) fighters launched a fierce[…]

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