Voice of the Cape

April2018

Zandvlei water area closed to public

The Zandvlei water area has been temporarily closed by the City of Cape Town as a precautionary measure, after concerns over the water quality following testing done at various points within the Zandvlei area. The test results showed high levels of faecal coliforms within the body, indicating a risk to[…]

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No place in Islam for triumphalism

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Social media for us journalists is like the street. On a daily basis, we have to stroll through it. It’s a gossip shop, but we have to deal with it, sifting out the fake news and other stuff in the coffee shops of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp[…]

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Commuters struggling as bus strike continues

Bus commuters are once again urged to find alternative transport on Monday morning as the nation-wide bus strike continues. This comes after negotiations between the unions and the employers deadlocked once again last week. The unions have revised their demand from 9.5% to 9% for the first year, while employers are[…]

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Dozens arrested in Mooi River protest

Some of the trucks that were torched Sunday night on the N-3 at Mooi River Plaza in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are still on fire. Protests turned violent Sunday night and forced the total shutdown of the freeway. The road is still closed at Mooi River toll plaza on both south and[…]

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More injuries in Great Return March protests

Thousands of Palestinians were heading into a fifth Friday of protests in the besieged Gaza Strip as part of the “Great March of Return”, as the UN’s human rights chief slammed the Israeli army for the “deplorable” killing of 42 Palestinians in four weeks. Israeli forces fired live ammunition and[…]

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Seven die as train hits bakkie at crossing

Seven people were killed when a train collided with a bakkie at a level crossing in Cape Town early on Friday. The force of the impact destroyed part of the vehicle at the crossing in Blackheath. Metrorail initially attributed the crash to “human error”. Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa[…]

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