Voice of the Cape


Saudi women’s driving campaign gathers pace

Activists pushing for women’s right-to-drive in Saudi Arabia have declared their online campaign a success, in the world’s only country where women are not allowed to operate cars. The campaign that began last year and revved up again since the beginning of the month encouraged women to post online images[…]

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CT woman drowns at Clifton

A woman in her 20’s drowned near Clifton in the Western Cape on Sunday, the NSRI said. “Bystanders noticed the female sitting on the rocks on the shore throughout the morning when it appeared that she had gone into the water in what they suspected was to cool down, although[…]

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Rousseff re-elected Brazil president

Brazil’s incumbent president Dilma Rousseff has won a second term, defeating her opposition rival Aecio Neves with a narrow margin in a nearly complete count of votes after a presidential run-off election. An official tally of 99.66 percent of ballots showed Rousseff with 51.60 percent of valid votes and Neves[…]

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NPA denies Oscar appeal

The National Prosecuting Authority on Sunday denied a report that the appeal against Oscar Pistorius’s conviction and sentence will start next month. “It is not true,” spokesman Nathi Mncube said in an sms. He denied a Sunday Times report that State prosecutor Gerrie Nel would discuss the matter with National[…]

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“Die in” at Woolies stops trading

While 60 pro-Palestinian activists were arrested and detained in Johannesburg on Saturday, another 13 demonstrators were locked in at Woolworths in Blue Route Mall in Tokai for similar protest action. The group were participating in the National Day of Action against Woolworths, which forms part of a national boycott against the[…]

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57 Woolies protestors arrested

A total of 57 people who had protested in a Woolworths store in Killarney Mall were arrested on Saturday, Johannesburg police said. The group was charged with public disturbance, said Constable Thabo Malatji. “They went to Woolies and started disturbing customers inside the shop,” said Malatji. The protests are linked[…]

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Al Imdaad throws life line to Syria

The Al Imdaad Foundation is continuing its efforts to assist thousands of Syrians who have been left destitute due to the conflict between loyalists to President Bashar al Assad, rebels and now with the Islamic State’s territorial gain. While fighting continues, Syrian citizens are fleeing for survival and some thousands[…]

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Jewish activism important for Palestinian struggle

Organisations such as Jewish Voices for a Just Peace are an important start to the conscientizing of South African Jewry on the suffering of the Palestinian people, according to local cleric Imam Rashid Omar. The alim on Thursday assisted in unveiling a plaque dedicated to the lives lost in the[…]

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Clashes, drone strike kill dozens in Yemen

Fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni tribesmen allied to Al-Qaeda has left dozens dead in central Yemen, while a suspected US drone strike killed 10 jihadists, tribal sources said Saturday. The rebels, known as Huthis, have been facing fierce resistance from Al-Qaeda fighters and tribesmen as they seek to expand[…]

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