Voice of the Cape

Sufficient evidence of sexual abuse at Al Noor: MEC

MEC for Social Development Sharna Fernandez says her department has uncovered strong evidence that children were sexually abused at the Al Noor Orphanage. The Woodstock childcare facility is under immense scrutiny, after it was shut down by the Department of Social Development last week over accusations of sexual and physical[…]

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Sassa wins case lodged by CPS, saves over R1.3 billion

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has saved over R1.3 billion after Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) failed to prove a case it had lodged against the agency. The case lodged by CPS claimed that Sassa had violated a contractual agreement which provided CPS with exclusive access and rights to provide[…]

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SONA 2019: Security beefed up ahead of key Ramaphosa address

The safety and security preparations for Thursday’s State of the Nation address (SONA 2019) are on track, according to the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints). Who will head up SONA 2019 security detail? Related: Disruptions ahead? Busisiwe Mkhwebane future could be decided before SONA Natjoints includes all government departments within[…]

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Time for talk is over, youth caution Ramaphosa

The youth has cautioned President Cyril Ramaphosa that the time for long-winded talk is over, and now is the time for the government to take serious measures to address the plight that youth face in the country. Young people between the ages of 15 to 34 years old make up[…]

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‘Joints will be separated’: Grim new details of Khashoggi murder

Thirteen minutes before journalist Jamal Khashoggientered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, Saudi officials inside the building discussed dismembering a body. At the end of the conversation, Maher Abdulaziz al-Mutreb, a senior Saudi intelligence officer and the bodyguard of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, asked whether the “sacrificial animal”[…]

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