Voice of the Cape

September2016

Duterte: Happy to do to addicts what Hitler did to Jews

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appeared to compare himself to Adolf Hitler, saying he would be “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts just like Nazi Germany killed three million Jews. “Hitler massacred three million Jews … there’s three million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them,”[…]

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VOC launches PHD 2016

After taking on the idea eight years ago, VOC’s Pink Hijab Day remains one of the station’s most important passion projects as it raises awareness on an issue that affects almost every household – cancer.  Global Pink Hijab Day is held annually in the last week of October in a[…]

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Cases involving politicians not a problem for NPA

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says there is a misconception that prosecutors are finding it difficult to deal with corruption cases involving politicians. The institution is holding a three-day anti-corruption training session at its head offices in Pretoria. Prosecutors from various African countries as well as the Hawks and Corruption[…]

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Some UCT students eager to resume lectures

Some students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) say they are eager to resume lectures on Monday, when the institution is expected to re-open. UCT has been closed for the second week following the resumption of the Fees Must Fall protests after the Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande’s announcement[…]

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SA’s Cape Mountain Zebra escapes extinction

South Africa’s Cape Mountain Zebra is no longer threatened with extinction. A proposal to transfer this subspecies from an Appendix I to an Appendix II listing has been adopted at the CITES conference in Johannesburg. Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the Cape Mountain Zebra is endemic to South Africa[…]

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Why must Gauteng pay e-tolls if Capetonians spared?

Gauteng residents might very well ask why they have to pay e-tolls, while residents in the Western Cape have escaped the same fate, says Pieter Conradie of law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. “Given the latest judgment in the Supreme Court of Appeal in the matter of the SA National Roads[…]

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Failed interdict sees #WitsPoll go ahead

Wits University held a poll on the resumption of classes on Thursday morning after a court bid to stop it failed. Protesting students represented by advocate Dali Mpofu approached the High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday but were unsuccessful in obtaining an interdict. According to the institution, the poll is[…]

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Amnesty accuses Sudan of using chemical weapons

Sudan’s government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The rights group estimated that up to 250 people may have died as a[…]

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