Voice of the Cape

January2018

SANDF warns of reserve members strike

 The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it has been “reliably informed” of an impending protest march in Pretoria on Tuesday by some members of its Reserve Force (RF) component. “The information at hand suggests that the protest march is aimed at addressing RF service conditions as well as[…]

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Africa to work towards self dependence: AU

The African Union Summit in Ethiopia has ended with the Heads of State vowing to work towards the continent’s self dependence and better operation of the Union. The AU summit has deliberated on peace and security issues with the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Libya topping the agenda.[…]

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Maldives opposition petitions court to oust president

Opposition leaders in the Maldives have petitioned the island nation’s Supreme Court to temporarily remove President Abdulla Yameen and investigate allegations of corruption against him. Yameen, 58, dismissed the petition on Monday, telling his supporters in the capital, Male, the opposition alliance was “seeking to overthrow a legitimate government”. The[…]

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Gunmen attack Kabul military academy

A military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has come under attack leaving at least two soldiers dead, days after more than 100 people were killed in an explosion near the interior ministry building. A presidential spokesman said on Monday that the gunmen did not manage to get inside the[…]

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Water and Sanitation Department working on Cape drought

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says it’s important to consider all strategies to obtain additional water. Mokonyane says some of the options include desalination and ground water optimisation. She says when the City of Cape Town approached her Department for help, they were ready to assist with desalination, but[…]

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