Voice of the Cape

August2018

WC children’s commissioner bill finally unveiled

A bill has been presented that will establish a children’s commissioner in the Western Cape. This after calls for the appointment of a commissioner grew following the murder of 66 children in the province last year. In recent days, the Department of Basic Education in the Western Cape voiced their[…]

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MP residents hold candlelight vigil for gang violence victims

Following an escalation of sporadic shootings and gang violence over the past few days in various areas of Mitchell’s Plain, residents from Lentegeur and surrounding areas are scheduled to gather for a candlelight vigil.  The vigil will see residents peacefully walk through their community. This after residents of Bonteheuwel and[…]

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Ten perish in Beaufort West bus accident

Ten people have died following a bus accident on Aberdeen Road near Beaufort West. Thirty others have been injured in the incident, which occurred at approximately 02h00 on Thursday. The injured have been transferred to hospital. Western Cape traffic chief, Kenny Africa, explained that the accident happened after a driver[…]

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Lentegeur home petrol bombed

Officials have confirmed that a house was petrol bombed in Lentegeur on Wednesday night. Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Theo Layne, said fire services responded to the property where a blaze had broken out at the house in 123Tulip Street at 22h32. Layne further noted that no injuries were reported. SAPS[…]

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SA tech entrepreneur arrested amid shocking allegations

The celebrated South African entrepreneur Eran Eyal (43) has been arrested in New York amid a number of shocking allegations. The authorities are accusing him of stealing millions of rands from investors, who he allegedly seduced to invest in his company by lying and fraud – including by hiring a[…]

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Hawks accused of withholding info at State Capture Inquiry

Themba Maseko’s testimony to the commission that in preparation for the inquiry he struggled to get information from the Hawks. The Hawks have come under the spotlight in the State Capture Inquiry underway in Parktown, Johannesburg. Several witnesses have implicated the police’s elite unit in their testimony. Evidence leader Vincent[…]

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