Voice of the Cape

December2017

Umalusi gives 2017 matric results green light

Tight security measures and system improvements have paid off for the Department of Basic Education‚ with not a single question paper leaked for the first time in years. Despite minor incidences of individual irregularities where candidates were caught with script notes and cell phones in examination centres‚ Umalusi is satisfied[…]

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Guatemala says Jerusalem embassy move is final

Guatemala’s foreign minister says her country’s decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is final, urging the international community to “respect” this commitment. “It’s a decision that has been made … It is not going to be reversed,” Sandra Jovel told journalists on Friday, according to a report[…]

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Israel withdraws from UNESCO

Israel has filed notice to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) alongside the United States. Israel has blasted UNESCO in recent years over the organisation’s criticism of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and its decision to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011. UNESCO Director-General[…]

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Anti-government protests spread across Iran, as 52 arrested

Iranian riot police dispersed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, as protests against corruption and rising prices spread to the capital Tehran. The outbreak of regional unrest reflects growing discontent with the government, as well as concern over the Islamic republic’s costly involvement in[…]

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Durban Souk cuts short Deen Squad tour

By Yaseen Kippie Organisers of the popular Al Ansaar Souk are at the centre of a storm, after a performance by the internationally renowned Muslim rap group Deen Squad did not go down well with the Durban audience. The Muslim rap duo from Ottawa, Canada was touted as a headline act[…]

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Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

OPINION by Shenila Khoja-Moolji Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, was recently arrested in a night-time raid on her home. The Israeli authorities accuse her of “assaulting” an Israeli soldier and an officer. A day earlier she had confronted Israeli soldiers who had entered her family’s backyard. The incident happened[…]

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Clothes Maketh the Man

South African hajj doctor Salim Parker shares his latest hajj story. More stories at hajjdoctor.co.za He was an engineer working during Hajj at the Jamaraat. Immensely aware of his duties in assisting with the smooth flow of the pilgrims during the days of pelting, he wore his uniform with pride[…]

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