Voice of the Cape


Vavi lays into ‘Operation Fiela’

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has slammed the state’s “Operation Fiela”, insisting that it feeds public perceptions that migrants are to blame for social ills. The operation, jointly backed by arms of law enforcement and the South African National Defence Force, was aimed at “cleaning up criminal elements of[…]

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Houthis boycott talks as Yemen’s parties meet in Riyadh

Yemen’s Houthi fighters have boycotted a dialogue conference in the Saudi capital as the country’s exiled President opened a three-day event aimed at confronting the lingering crisis. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and around 400 delegates gathered in Riyadh on Sunday, with leading factions including the Sunni[…]

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Nkandla investigation at very advanced stage: Phiyega

The Nkandla corruption investigation against President Jacob Zuma is in a “very advanced” stage, national police commissioner, Riah Phiyega, said on Friday. “I think once it is done, we will engage with the NPA and I’m sure such progress will be reported [to the media].” The investigation has been overseen[…]

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ASRI conference begins, not without drama

The Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) kicked off the second of their civil engagement conferences this evening at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. This was an evening of inspiring speeches by high profile South Africans, pleasant food, and cordial conversation; and also, unexpectedly, a stark reminder that the nation-building work[…]

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Handful picket in CT on Nakba Day

For Palestinians around the world this day, Al-Nakba, marks the date that their entire world was turned upside down. May 15th every year commemorates the Nakba, which is Arabic for ‘catastrophe’. On this day 67 years ago, Israel began its ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people where approximately 400 villages[…]

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IPID investigates Athlone shooting

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has announced its intent to probe the shooting which led to the death of Athlone resident, Michael Volkwyn. According to the IPID spokesperson, Moses Dlamini, the investigation stems from numerous media reports on the family’s suspicion that police played a bigger role in the[…]

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Protesters demand Marikana report during Ramaphosa address

Protesters demanding the Marikana report have allegedly stormed a dinner on Friday in Johannesburg where Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa was speaking. The Deputy Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa Kevin Malunga tweeted: “Protesters just stormed Muslim Civil Society dinner where DP Cyril Ramaphosa is speaking shouting that he[…]

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I’m not homophobic, says Maimane

Newly elected DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he does not believe it is a sin to be gay – or Muslim – and is “appalled” at accusations he is homophobic. Hitting back at his critics, he said: “There are some political opponents who want to maximise on key issues that[…]

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