Voice of the Cape


Protests as Heideveld resident receive title deeds

About 100 property owners from the Heideveld housing development received their title deeds from the City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority on Thursday. This follows yesterday’s handover of 60 title deeds to property owners from Kleinvlei and last week’s 170 title deeds that were handed over to[…]

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Night walk honours Cape Town’s slaves

The annual “Walk in the Night” will once again take place through the CBD this evening. It marks Emancipation Day on 1 December 1834, when enslaved people of the Cape were legally freed. The District Six museum will be honouring the former slave, Lydia Williams and world renowned South African[…]

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Water, water nowhere……

By Dr Salim Parker ‘Doc, we need some water,’ he pleaded. He was on a spiritual high, but his eyes looked sunken, a sure sign of the dehydration that was slowly but surely setting in. I looked around but saw not a drop in sight. I did see hundreds of[…]

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Palestinian factions to delay Gaza handover

Rival Palestinian factions agreed Wednesday to postpone the handover of control over Gaza from Hamas to Fatah, less than 48 hours before a deadline as part of an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal. The announcement came at the last minute as the landmark Palestinian unity deal faltered dangerously, with Fatah and Hamas[…]

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Trump slammed for retweeting Islamophobic videos

US President Donald Trump’s retweets of a UK far right leader’s Islamophobic posts have been widely denounced as a gesture of support for nationalistic, anti-Muslim rhetoric. On Wednesday morning, Trump retweeted three videos to his 43 million followers, purporting to show Islamic violence, that had been posted by the deputy[…]

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Security tight ahead of KZN ANC court battle

National ANC leaders are on Thursday expected in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg‚ where a legal battle between party factions is due to play out. Just before 9am party leaders and ANC supporters from both factions had not arrived at the court but there was a huge contingent of traffic[…]

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Ramaphosa condemns threats against MPs

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday condemned threats against members of parliament inquiring into allegations of state capture at power utility Eskom. “We will not accept that people should be threatened and abused simply because they are doing their job, a job they were elected for,” Ramaphosa told[…]

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