Voice of the Cape

March2017

Kathrada: An ethos of leadership

By Trevior Manuel There cannot be many leaders in the world, regardless of the sector they serve in, who are as adored and revered as Ahmed Kathrada was — a fact made all the more remarkable, as this came despite his determination to remain beneath the radar. Uncle Kathy’s leadership[…]

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Abbas addresses Arab Summit in Jordan

The 28th Arab League Summit kicked off on Wednesday at the Dead Sea in Jordan, where Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his commitment to the two-state solution and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative without any revisions. Abbas said during the summit, held in the King Hussein Convention Center, that Israel must[…]

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Uncle Kathy’s emotional send-off

Stern words, standing ovations, and raw emotions dominated the final send-off for ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday. Friends, family, dignitaries, activists and struggle veterans said their last goodbyes to Kathrada at the Westpark cemetery, Johannesburg. Throngs of mourners gathered at the Houghton mosque early on Wednesday morning before heading[…]

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De Lille proposes R44.3bn budget for Cape Town

The City of Cape Town’s draft budget of R44.3bn is rooted in creating a greater parity of services, Mayor Patricia De Lille says. Presenting the 2017/18 proposal to a full sitting of council at the Civic Centre on Wednesday, De Lille said this plan was about enhancing accountability and bringing[…]

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Alliance members stand firm on Gordhan

The tripartite alliance is divided over the possible recall of Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister. The South African Communist Party (SACP) is fighting back against the president’s rumoured plans to recall Gordhan. It says the ANC should not gamble with the legacy of people like Ahmed Kathrada. President Jacob Zuma[…]

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Theresa May triggers Brexit Article 50

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered the formal two-year process of negotiations that will lead to Britain leaving the European Union after 44 years in a process popularly known as Brexit. A letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and officially notifying the EU of Britain’s decision to[…]

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