Voice of the Cape

January2017

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel quits

The prosecutor who jailed Oscar Pistorius and former top cop Jackie Selebi has quit. News24 can reveal that career state advocate Gerrie Nel has given the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) 24 hours’ notice of his resignation. Nel is the former head of the now defunct Scorpions in Gauteng. His immediate[…]

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Political eyebrows raised at De Lille’s resignation

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has added its voice in questioning the resignation of Patricia de Lille as the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape. ANC spokesperson in the Western Cape Jabu Mafu says De Lille’s decision is indicative of tensions within[…]

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Netanyahu defends ‘wall’s a great idea’ tweet

Benjamin Netanyahu has defended his ‘wall’ remarks, accusing the media of spinning it as support for Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexican border. Unimpressed, Mexico’s FM called it an act of “aggression,” and has demanded an apology. Benjamin Netanyahu inadvertently initiated a diplomatic row on Saturday[…]

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Lennit Max up for DA leader post

Two years ago, former Western Cape police commissioner Lennit Max lost the battle to run the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape when almost 70% of the delegates charged with choosing a new leader voted against him. Max was the last man standing against Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille[…]

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Icasa expected to discuss SABC protest ban in Parliament

Icasa is expected to meet Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications on Tuesday to discuss its ruling on the SABC’s ban on broadcasting violent protests. During the sitting the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is expected to discuss the monitoring of the implementation of its compliance and complaints committee[…]

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Cape dam levels at 29.2%

The City of Cape Town said in a statement on Monday that the amount of water it has access to is less than the dam levels reported because of the difficulty in extracting the last 10% of water in dams. “With the last 10% of a dam’s water being unusable,[…]

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