Voice of the Cape


Farewell, ol’ chap

After 20 years of remarkable service, VOC said a tearful farewell to its longest running sales consultant, Ismail Tassiem.  Despite his wispy white hair, at 78 years old, Mr Tassiem’s lively and fun loving nature belies his years. Always immaculately dressed in a suit, Tassiem’s air of professionalism as a[…]

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Archives needed for Cape Muslim heritage

As Heritage Month draws to a close, well known Cape Town historian Ebrahim Rhoode has appealed to Muslims to find out about the history of Islam in the Cape. Rhoode, who has done extensive research on Islam’s origins in the Cape, believes we need more archives to understand our Islamic[…]

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Going home

Hajj Doctor Salim Parker recounts his latest haj experiences. He has not been home for three years. For two consecutive years he was so close to where his heart and soul longs for. A mere four hour taxi ride and the warm serene welcome of Madinah would have embraced him[…]

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Keep praying for Syria, urge religious leaders

While world leaders mull over how to respond to the military bombardment of Aleppo in Syria, religious leaders have renewed a call for people to prayer for the war ravaged country. At his General Audience on Wednesday, the Pope Francis once again appealed for peace in Syria. “Dramatic news continues to reach me[…]

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R2K protests SABC advertisers

The Right2Know campaign on Wednesday called on SABC advertiser SABMiller to stop giving the broadcaster’s former COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, power. “Stop making Hlaudi drunk on power. The snake won’t stop, we are sick of his shit,” R2K’s Micah Reddy said after about 70 protesters marched through the streets of Johannesburg[…]

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Motsoeneng not qualified for new SABC job: Cope

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng did not qualify for the new job he was given at the broadcaster, Cope said on Wednesday. The DA has also questioned the “speed and secrecy” of Motsoeneng’s appointment as group executive of corporate affairs, which the SABC announced on Tuesday. Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem[…]

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