Voice of the Cape

April2017

Phosa accepts endorsement to be the next ANC President

Former African National Congress (ANC) Treasurer-General Mathews Phosa has accepted an endorsement to be the next ANC President. Ward 52 under the Eric Moscow Lusaneni Branch and several other wards in the Western Cape say Phosa is one of few ANC members who still has integrity. Party members gathered at[…]

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Farmer’s alleged history of racism

One of the farmers accused of killing a 12-year-old boy near the North West town of Coligny was accused five months ago of “jokingly” pushing a black man off his bicycle with his bakkie. Simon Moremi, 60, holds a receipt handed to him by the police after reporting the incident[…]

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Zuma-linked spy to become ambassador

By Leanne George and Pieter-Louis Myburgh A top government spy with a dubious past and close ties to President Jacob Zuma has allegedly been nominated to become South Africa’s new ambassador to Japan. News24 and Rapport have reliably learnt that Thulani Dhlomo (45), the State Security Agency’s (SSA) former head[…]

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Nantes kicks-off Freedom Day with a bang

The Nantes Athletic Club hosted its Freedom Ray run for the second time. in a bid to raise funds, the race started at the club house opposite Vangate Mall on Thursday 27 April. After their inaugural race last year it seems the amount of entries doubled this year.The 10km race[…]

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A tour of Salt River’s iconic graffiti

By Ashraf Hendricks Designer and graffiti artist Quasiem Gamiet has lived in Salt River for more than 20 years. Gamiet has been spray painting murals and other artwork across Cape Town for the past ten years. Earlier this month, Gamiet took GroundUp on a guided tour of some of Salt[…]

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Maritime education gets a much needed boost

The donation of a 26 foot yacht to the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon’s Town means that more children from disadvantaged communities will now be to access South Africa’s Maritime industry. The yacht will be used for practical sailing and navigational training. A group of youth from the Cape Peninsula[…]

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Zuma signs FICA bill into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) bill into law, the presidency said in a statement on Saturday morning. Presidency’s Dr Bongani Ngqulunga said the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, assented by the President, amends the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001. The 2001 Act and other[…]

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