Voice of the Cape

Kenfac hosts anti crime meeting

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) in association with the Kensington Factreton Ratepayers and Residents Association (KFRRA) has urged the public to engage in peace building through an interactive discussion on International Peace Day on Sunday, 21 September 2014. The discussion revolves around the violence that is taking place[…]

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GOTG to assist with locating missing relatives in Nigeria

South Africans needing help finding relatives following the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, should contact charity Gift of the Givers, it said on Friday. Following a radio interview early Friday evening, founder Imtiaz Sooliman said he received calls from five people wanting to[…]

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Church death toll tentative: Radebe

The death toll of 84 South Africans in the Nigerian church collapse remains a “tentative figure”, Presidency Minister Jeff Radebe said on Friday. “As of yesterday evening the total number of unaccounted for South Africans and presumably deceased remains at 84,” Radebe told reporters in Pretoria. “This figure however remains[…]

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels advance into Sanaa

Yemen’s government troops have been battling Houthi rebels for a third day in the capital Sanaa after the collapse of ceasefire talks, officials and residents say. Explosions were heard on Saturday near the Interior Ministry in the northern part of Sanaa, a day after the Shia fighters began shelling the[…]

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Turkish hostages seized in Iraq freed

Forty-six Turkish hostages seized by fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June have been brought safely back to Turkey by the country’s intelligence agency, according to Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s prime minister. The Turkish hostages, including diplomats, soldiers and[…]

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Parents yearn for daughters return

Imagine your daughter is a South African woman living in a remote village in strictly Shariah governed Yemen, with no access to the outside world besides a small prepaid cell phone which she secretly uses to contact family back home. Imagine your daughter is subjected to physical and mental abuse[…]

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Protests at Open Mosque

The launch of the highly controversial Open Mosque went ahead on Friday, but not without drama.  A group of angry protesters gathered outside the green painted building, shouting strong words of condemnation, while surrounded by a heavy police presence. Inside the place of worship, a few congregants sat during the sermon,[…]

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‘Refuseniks’ highlight blackmail in IDF

A group of 43 military reservists from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) elite Intel wing, Unit 8200, are likely to face disciplinary action after signing an open letter highlighting the extent of spying on Palestinian citizens. The group has refused to continue serving as part of the controversial unit, in[…]

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DIS to discuss Palestine

The Durbanville Islamic Society are to host an evening of discussions and debates on Saturday, with the aim of providing insight on the humanitarian tragedy that is the Palestine/Israel conflict. The talks will be the first of what organizers hope to make a quarterly event. Speakers will include UCT Department[…]

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