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Agang survey to assess its state

A task team set up by Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele has developed a survey in a bid to assess the state of the party. The party asked people to fill in the online questionnaire “in the interest of the 52,350 people who voted for Agang” in the general elections.[…]

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BRICS agrees to own development bank

The leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit Tuesday that they agreed to create a development bank worth $100 billion that will have its headquarters in China. The first president of the New Development Bank will be from India and the position will rotate every five years[…]

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Picket prepares public for mass march

About 100 picketers stood together in solidarity outside St George’s Cathedral in Wale Street on Tuesday, ahead of what has been tipped as major protest action on Wednesday. According to those chanting “Free Palestine”, they hope the South African government strengthens its support for the beleagured nation. Despite a humid[…]

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DA speaks out on Gaza conflict

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has reiterated its stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict, saying that serious negotiations need to take place to ensure a two state solution to the matter. They have also called for an end to the escalating violence in the region and an immediate return to peace. This[…]

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Gaza reaction unleashed on social media

As the casualties of Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip continue to increase, social media has quickly become the main platform for both Palestinian and Israeli sympathisers to receive information, express their views, and engage in debates on the escalating crisis in the region. In the eight days of the[…]

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New hoax collections surface

A string of complaints about bogus collections have been reported to VOC News over the past few days. On Tuesday, reporters learnt that the radio station’s name is also being used by a charlatan posing as an employee. The collector has targeted small businesses for money, in exchange for radio[…]

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Gordimer was fearless: Sanef

Nobel Laureate and writer Nadine Gordimer was fearless in her stand for justice, equality and freedom, the SA National Editors Forum said on Tuesday. “Fearless and uncompromising in her stand for justice, equality and freedom for all, she saw her works banned as she challenged and straddled the great racial[…]

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Two Lwandle evictions this year: De Lille

Two evictions on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, took place this year, mayor Patricia de Lille said in trying to set out the “facts” on Tuesday. She said the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) obtained an interdict in January to prevent land invasions and took down 415 illegal[…]

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Nightclub fight has no bearing on Oscar trial

An alleged altercation in a Johannesburg nightclub will have no bearing on paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial, lead detective Vineshkumar Moonoo said on Tuesday. “There is no complaint laid so we are not investigating,” he said. “[It] has no bearing on his trial.” According to the Pistorius family spokeswoman, Anneliese[…]

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Israeli strikes resume after brief Gaza calm

Israel has resumed air strikes on the Gaza Strip six hours after agreeing to an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire that was not formally accepted by the Palestinian group Hamas. Fresh air strikes were launched on Gaza at around 12:00GMT on Tuesday after Hamas fired nearly 50 rockets at Israel[…]

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