Voice of the Cape

March2017

High Court dismisses DA bid to halt Cabinet reshuffle

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed the Democratic Alliance’s bid to have the swearing in of President Jacob Zuma’s new Cabinet ministers interdicted. Judge Owen Rogers ruled that the DA did not present a strong enough case based on facts for the court to intervene in the President’s prerogative[…]

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Allegations against myself and Jonas are sickening: Gordhan

Outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas have slammed allegations contained in a dubious intelligence report which said they had a secret meeting during a roadshow abroad, in an attempt to undermine the country and its economy. Gordhan also warned South Africans to “connect the dots”[…]

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Zuma must step down, Kathrada Foundation

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has urged South Africans to unite in calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down. The foundation is holding a press briefing, in the wake of Zuma’s announcement of a cabinet reshuffle. It comes just a few days after Ahmed Kathrada’s death. Today also marks one[…]

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Cabinet reshuffle sparks CT protest

South Africans are reeling after waking up to another shocking cabinet reshuffle, reliving the Nene-gate saga of 2015. At midnight, President Jacob Zuma announced 10 changes to his cabinet, including firing beleaguered finance minister Pravin Gordhan. While there were no surprises that Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas would be[…]

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Mervin Steenkamp wins Palestine Marathon again

In the midst of a dark day for the country, Cape Town runner Mervin Steenkamp done South Africa proud after he won the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem for the second time in two consecutive years. Steenkamp took first place in the 42.2 kilometres Marathon, finishing in 2 hours 49 minutes.[…]

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Assad’s overthrow no longer a priority

The United States has said that it is no longer focused on ousting President Bashar al-Assad as it seeks a new strategy to end Syria’s civil war. American officials have been shifting away from their former insistence that he must go for some time, but now they have made it[…]

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118 foreign detainees die in Malaysia in two years

More than 100 foreigners have died from various diseases and unknown causes in the past two years in Malaysia’s immigration detention centres, according to documents reviewed by the Reuters news agency. The reported toll, which has not been previously disclosed, is based on Malaysian immigration department data provided to the[…]

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UN: 5m Syrian refugees in surrounding states

The number of people fleeing Syria’s civil war to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt has passed the five million mark, data from the UN refugee agency showed today. Syrians have poured across their borders since anti-government protests in 2011 spiralled into a full-blown conflict between rebels, government troops and[…]

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