The City of Cape Town says it will have to manage a budget cut of over half a billion rand over the next three years, extremely carefully. While all municipalities have suffered major financial budget cuts, the city says the proportion allocated to it doesn’t speak to its growing population. The equitable[…]
By Kouthar Sambo Marking the fifth consecutive day, the search for the child, Joshlin Smith, who went missing from her mother’s boyfriend’s house in Saldanha Bay on Monday, 19 February, is still underway. The Saldanha Bay Municipality said it would issue a R20,000 reward for information that can help police[…]
Jobs, houses and better roads are among the pleas from women at the ANC’s manifesto launch at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. A mother from the party’s Eastern Cape region made a strong appeal for government to create a better future for her children, “We need jobs, financial aid[…]
A 52-year-old man was shot dead in Phoenix north of Durban on Friday night. KZN VIP Protection Services say the man was in a car in the Sunford area when a vehicle allegedly pulled up next to him and people opened fire. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala says a murder[…]
ANC NEC member Zuko Godlimpi says that party President Cyril Ramaphosa will in his election manifesto deliver a viable policy framework that will help solve the unemployment crisis. Earlier this week, Stats SA released the unemployment data which shows that the country’s unemployment rate has increased to 32.1% in the 4th[…]
By Kouthar Sambo The humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Salaam Foundation and Colours of Hope are hosting the Gazan medical doctor for a tour in South Africa from 14 to 22 February (2024). Speaking across the VOC airwaves on Thursday, Palestinian doctor Basel Abuwarda expressed his gratitude to South Africa for[…]
By Kouthar Sambo “Britain, Britain, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!” These words were among the resounding chants echoed throughout the City Bowl today at the British Consulate at 8 Riebeek Street, Cape Town. This comes as various Pro-Palestine activists and some organisations convened in the CBD to[…]
By Ragheema Mclean The results of the 2023 Background Report for the 2030 Reading Panel show that the country is regressing in the fundamental unit of education: literacy. Basic literacy among children in South Africa is an ongoing concern, particularly for those grappling with socio-economic challenges such as poverty and[…]
Capacitating the anti-gang unit with more members is among the plans of police in the Western Cape to address what it calls an unsettling crime picture in the province. Six police stations in the province, including Mfuleni, Gugulethu, Nyanga and Khayelitsha are among the top 10 for reported murders nationally.[…]
By Kouthar Sambo The eviction at Bill Peters Tent City commenced on Thursday, following an almost two-year legal process. “During this period, Law Enforcement displaced people unit and the City’s social development officials engaged the illegal occupants on multiple occasions to offer them alternative accommodation. These offers of alternative accommodation[…]
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