Voice of the Cape

February2018

3 Atlantis learners stabbed, suspect flees

Three learners from Atlantis high school were stabbed in a gang related incident at the school on Tuesday. It’s believed two Grade 12 learners and a Grade 11 learner were attacked by another Grade 12 learner. The incident allegedly took place at the same time of a shooting in the[…]

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Malcolm X and Afro-Palestinian solidarity in focus

There is long history of the black resistance movement in the US standing with the cause of Palestinian liberation, drawing the connection between their shared experience of oppression and resistance against European colonialism. It is a little known fact that in 1964, Malcolm X was one of the first African[…]

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Sending cash is the only way to help Eastern Ghouta: GOTG

The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta has reached epic proportions, with 400,000 civilians living in the enclave continuing to suffer under daily aerial bombardment. On Sunday, February 19, Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes escalated the offensive on the rebel held enclave with a relentless bombing that[…]

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Trial of alleged coup leaders opens in Burkina Faso

Two senior allies of Burkina Faso’s deposed former President Blaise Compaore and scores of others appeared in court on Tuesday accused of organizing a 2015 coup attempt against a transitional government. Protesters, angered by Compaore’s attempt to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule, forced him to flee the[…]

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NPA’s Shaun Abrahams prepares to argue for his future

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NPA) Shaun Abrahams will argue alone at the Constitutional Court on Wednesday that his appointment is valid. His appointment was set aside by a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court. He and former President Jacob Zuma took the matter to the highest court[…]

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Water disruptions to southern surburbs

Parts of the southern suburbs have been left without water since yesterday, following a bulk water supply problem due to a faulty valve on the Phillipi and Gugulethu water pipeline. Residents have been venting anger on social media, accusing the City of Cape Town of not prioritising the needs of[…]

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