Voice of the Cape


Opposition parties react to reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas is an “act of complete state capture”, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said. Zuma reshuffled his Cabinet in the early hours of Friday morning, sacking Gordhan, Jonas and Derek Hanekom. He also moved sports minister[…]

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Zuma’s night of the long knives

President Jacob Zuma has fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his biggest Cabinet reshuffle yet since assuming office in 2009. In a brutal display of power, the president fired five ministers, including former tourism minister Derek Hanekom, who asked for Zuma to be recalled last year. He also appointed six[…]

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All systems go for Golden Hour Tour to Turkey

“Turkey is an open-air museum.” These are words of Legend Tours director Faiz Noordien igniting the interest of 48 travellers embarking on a tour to the historical lands of Turkey next month. It’s been dubbed the Golden Hour Tour to Turkey – and will be guided by much loved VOC[…]

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Palestine commemorates Land Day

Land Day in Palestine marks the events of March 30th, 1976, when Palestinians took to the streets to protest against Israel’s illegal confiscation of land as Zionist authorities announced plans to seize thousands of acres of land from a number of Palestinian territories to further develop illegal settlements. This deliberate policy of[…]

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Kathy re-imagined human possibility: Motlanthe

This is the transcript of the moving and powerful eulogy delivered by Former President Kgalema Motlanthe at the Funeral Service of Comrade Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, Westpark Cemetery, Johannesburg Comrade Barbara Hogan and the Kathrada Family; The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation; President Jacob Zuma; Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa; The Premier of Gauteng David[…]

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Israel holds anti-BDS summit at United Nations

Israel has hosted a summit at the United Nations in protest at the Palestinian-led ‘Boycott, Divest and Sanctions’ (BDS) movement. The BDS movement, launched in 2005 as a non-violent campaign to press Israel to obey international law and end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory, has gathered momentum in recent[…]

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