Voice of the Cape


Ramaphosa: Foreign nationals must obey SA laws

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says foreign nationals need to abide by the rules and laws of South Africa. He was speaking at a meeting with ANC Johannesburg region branches on Sunday. Ramphosa has dispatched a team of special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several African countries. WATCH: Ramaphosa[…]

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‘SAPS needs to get its house in order’: Premier

The Western Cape government has laid the blame on the national police minister for the province’s deteriorating crime statistics, saying inequitable police resources is the main problem. The long-awaited annual national crime statistics were released on Thursday, for the period covering April 2018 to March 2019. Over 21000 murders were[…]

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‘Violence is in the social fabric of this country’

The findings contained in South Africa’s 2018/2019 crime statistics that were released yesterday come as no surprise to local crime and security analysts – and undoubtedly many ordinary South Africans. Six of the ten worst murder areas in the country have been found to be in the broader Cape Town[…]

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Crime Stats: 58 people killed a day in SA

JOHANNESBURG – More people are being killed in South Africa than ever before. An average of 58 people die every day, with weekends the most deadly. Police Minister Bheki Cele said the crime statistics don’t paint a rosy picture. But he still believes violent crime can be halved in less than[…]

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The 30 worst areas for crime in South Africa

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has released its crime stats for the 2018/19 period, outlining which areas in the country have recorded the most crime in the past year. The stats cover 21 crime categories – 17 of which are reported by the public, and four of which are[…]

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Western Cape is becoming more dangerous: Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the Western Cape is becoming more dangerous and is a hot-spot when it comes to the killing of police officers. Cele on Wednesday visited the families of the policemen who came under attack at the weekend, while on duty. Warrant officer Hilton Joseph was shot and[…]

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Ramaphosa cancels New York trip to attend to domestic issues

The Presidency and the International Relations Department has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will skip his planned trip to New York in 2019 to attend the annual General Assembly debate along with other world leaders. The high-level segment of United National General Assembly was due to kick off on September 24. The[…]

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