Voice of the Cape

September2016

Impact of ShotSpotter technology receives mixed reaction

While gang violence continues to impede the lives of residents within the Cape Flats, new gunshot-detecting technology has shed a ray of hope on besieged communities. On Thursday, the City of Cape Town’s Department of Safety and Security unveiled ShotSpotter, which is a pilot project that has been released in[…]

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App for Syrian refugees makes integration easy

With very little money, but an enthusiasm for innovation, two refugees who fled the besieged Syria two years ago came up with an idea to assist those who have fled the war and are trying to adjust to life in Turkey.  Despite its own political strife, Turkey has so far[…]

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Flaws of the ‘Rainbow Nation’

The advent of the “rainbow nation” was an idea coined by Desmond Tutu to ensure stability and cohesion among the diverse people in South Africa. With the advent of democracy, there was a promise from the newly elected ANC government to correct the imbalances of Apartheid and create an inclusive[…]

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DA welcomes judgment on cellphone jamming

The DA says Parliament has the responsibility to protect South Africans’ right to information. The party has responded to the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal that the jamming of telecommunications signals during the 2015 State-of-the-Nation-Address, as well as the cutting of the live television feed, was both unconstitutional[…]

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Wits students cancel march to Treasury

Students from Wits University have now cancelled their march to the National Treasury in Pretoria. They say they need more time to consult SRC’s from other universities. Meanwhile, Wits University says it will know by Sunday whether or not to resume academic activities at the university on Monday. The results[…]

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Zuma instructs police cluster to ‘deal with fees mayhem’

President Jacob Zuma has instructed the justice, crime prevention and security cluster to “deal with the mayhem” that is destroying South African universities, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. Radebe was briefing the media in Parliament following a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday and said Zuma would be[…]

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Table Mountain Cable-way up and running despite strike

Operations at the iconic Table Mountain Aerial Cableway are functioning normally, despite the strike action from select staff continuing. According to the booking office at the Lower Cableway Station, operations are running smoothly and on schedule. The first cable car ascends the mountain at 08:30, while the last ride is[…]

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Joburg teen wins top Google Science Fair award

A 16-year-old’s dream to improve the world has earned her the top prize at tech giant Google’s Science Fair in California on Tuesday. Kiara Nirghin, a Grade 11 pupil at St Martin’s School in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, came up with a cost-effective way to address the scourge of drought in South[…]

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