Voice of the Cape

May2018

Ulema call for decisive action on BoKaap gentrification

Support for the mass movement against gentrification is growing in Cape Town, with more members of the ulema speaking out against the Muslim community’s endangered heritage. Gentrification was placed firmly on the agenda at a special iftaar hosted by the Muslim Judicial Council in Rylands on Wednesday night in a[…]

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New anti-tobacco products law to be introduced in SA

The bill will seek to legislate issues related to electronic delivery systems and issues relating to a ban on indoor public areas. The Ministry of Health says a new tobacco products control amendment law is on its way, this as the country joins the global community in celebrating “World No[…]

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SAPS promises to tackle DNA, rape kits shortage

The South African Police Service says while some police stations are experiencing a shortage of DNA and rape kits, there’s enough of these resources nationally. National police spokesperson Vish Naidoo says the challenge came about after two suppliers bidding to supply the kits were disqualified during the tendering process for[…]

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Bonteheuwel taxis protest against gang violence

Mini-bus taxi drivers have blocked Bluegum and Bonteheuwel Avenues in Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats in protest against on-going gang violence. Ward councillor Angus McKenzie said the fresh violence that erupted on Wednesday morning appears to be an attempt to avenge the murder of an alleged gangster who was killed[…]

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Parkwood councillor to provide feedback on housing demands

Following recent violent clashes between Parkwood residents and police, ward councillor William John Akim and the sub-council manager, Fred Monk, are expected to inform residents on Wednesday evening about the way forward in addressing their housing concerns. Residents of Parkwood held a symbolic protest on May 19, 2018, in which[…]

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