Senior lecturer in public law at the University of Cape Town, Dr Cathy Powell says the Constitutional Court has no choice but to come up with a carefully crafted remedy to the social grants payments. The court will on Wednesday hear non-profit organisation Black Sash’s application to seek the reinstatement[…]
Sibongile Mbambo and her partner Phumlani Mbokazi who are accused of staging the kidnapping of Mbambo’s one-month-old baby daughter are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Police believe Mbambo and Mbokazi staged Friday’s hijacking of Mbambo’s white Toyota Yaris with Mbambo’s baby still inside. On Monday[…]
Employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols, the European Union’s top law court ruled on Tuesday, a decision Muslims said was a direct attack on women wearing hijabs at work. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm[…]
Armed pirates off the coast of Somalia who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said. The pirates seized the Comoros-flagged Aris 13 tanker on Monday, the first such hijacking in the[…]
The top prosecutor in Mexican state of Veracruz has confirmed that more than 250 skulls have been dug up in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz. Jorge Winckler, the state prosecutor, said on Tuesday that the clandestine burial[…]
At least 2000 Hout Bay residents affected by the devastating fire that swept through the Mandela Park Imizamo Yethu township have been left homeless. This as a fire engulfed at least 1000 informal structures and caused the death of two individuals. The fire was one of four fires over the[…]
Following a media briefing by the organisers of the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour, it has been confirmed that the 35 000 cyclists who registered for the annual event will not be refunded their registration fees. The event was cancelled soon after the elite bunch opened the race due to strong[…]
Following months of devastating fires across the Cape, the City’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to three separate fires last night, which claimed the lives of nine individuals. Speaking to VOC News, City Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Theo Layne, says that rescue services responded to a fire in an[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has today announced the release of a fifth accredited list following further cancellations. Speaking to VOC, SAHUC’s Shaheen Essop confirmed that as a result of the extensive drop out rate following the release of the fourth list, SAHUC has released its fifth[…]
Athletics South Africa is still mulling over a decision on whether to allow Muslim runners to cover up the national logo of the National Lotteries Commission, following a flood of complaints from various Cape Town running clubs. The logo is placed on the 2017 licence issued by Athletics South Africa […]
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