Voice of the Cape

February2018

New MPs to be sworn in on Tuesday

Parliament is expected to swear in a number of new members on Tuesday with David Mabuza, the new deputy president of the country, being the biggest announcement. This came after a major Cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night with some familiar faces returning to some key ministries[…]

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EFF rejects Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle

The Economic Freedom Fighters has rejected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle, saying it was a realignment of corrupt and “delinquent” ministers. In a statement, EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the changes were not in the best interests of South Africans. “No one, with the best interests of South Africa[…]

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Ramaphosa’s new brooms

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced several changes to his Cabinet. Here are short biographies of some of the new and not-so-new faces in the national executive. Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has made a dramatic return to his former position as head of National Treasury[…]

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Parliament to decide on expropriation without compensation

On Tuesday, the National Assembly will decide whether to proceed with a process to amend the Constitution to make expropriation of land without compensation possible, as the EFF’s motion in this regard is expected to be debated. The draft resolution, brought by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, states that[…]

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‘Hell on Earth’ in Eastern Ghouta must stop: UN chief

Ongoing attacks by Syrian government forces and their allies has created “hell on Earth” for civilians stuck in a rebel-held Damascus suburb, the UN’s chief said on Monday, as air strikes and ground operations continued despite a days-old ceasefire. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, ordered a “humanitarian pause” from 9am-2pm[…]

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Growing opposition to proposed VAT hike

A number of civil society organisations are mobilising against the proposed VAT hike, which has raised the ire of most South Africans. In his budget speech last week, Finance minister Malusi Gigaba announced that a proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) increase from 145% to 15%, with effect of 1 April[…]

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Women2Women showcases HP’s gem, Crystal High

“DEEDS NOT WORDS” – a tangible motto echoed in the hallways of Crystal High School, an educational gem situated in the heart of an area associated with gang violence and crime – Hanover Park. This was the call made by the management, teachers and students of the school where Women2Women[…]

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