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MPlain CPF chair re-elected

The re-elected chairperson of the Mitchell’s Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF), Abie Isaacs, has vowed to institute new and innovative projects to deter crime in the area. This comes as a wave of gang violence and shootings in recent months, has heightened fears amongst residents in the area. Speaking following[…]

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‘Little Helpers’ donate to Gaza Water Project

Operating under the banner of ‘Little Helpers’, a group of young children at a local madrassa have taken it upon themselves to raise monies towards those affected by the recent Gaza conflict. Through a fundraising initiative involving the beading and selling of homemade tasbieghs, the children were able to raise[…]

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‘Name and shame not WCED policy’

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has deplored the actions of a Mitchell’s Plain primary school, following the naming and shaming of 41 primary school pupils with outstanding school fees. The principal of the Mandalay Primary School, Eddie Swarts, has come under fire after he resolved to publish the names[…]

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De Lille visits rehab centre in Tafelsig

The Matrix Rehabilitation Centre in Tafelsig is one of five drug and alcohol treatment sites in Tafelsig which have been established as part of the City’s focused substance abuse strategies. The out-patient centre has already assisted in the rehabilitation of hundreds of drug and alcohol addicts but not many residents[…]

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SAPS reminds Farlam of limits

The outcome of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry will have several limitations because it is not a court of law, Ishmael Semenya SC, for the SA Police Service (SAPS), said on Thursday. “For my part, I will be surprised if the president receives your report which says ‘there are pointers[…]

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Mbete ruling triggers pandemonium

The pandemonium that broke loose in the National Assembly on Thursday was triggered by Speaker Baleka Mbete’s attempt to limit the time for members’ motions. “In terms of Rule 2, I rule that notices of motion and motions without notices be limited to 45 minutes,” she told the House, after[…]

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Cell C banner issue ‘not urgent’

The High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Thursday that Cell C’s case against a banner criticising its service is not urgent. Judge Sharise Weiner found that the poster’s damage had already been done. She also found that disgruntled client, businessman George Prokas, had alerted the network provider to his intention[…]

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Palestinians urge OIC summit on Al-Quds

Concerned with the escalating Jewish attacks on the holy Al-Aqsa mosque, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the situation in Al-Quds. “The situation in Jerusalem is unprecedentedly dangerous,” al-Maliki said at an OIC meeting in Moroccan[…]

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MSF to launch clinical trials for Ebola virus

Accelerated clinical trials will be launched in West Africa to speed the search for a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have announced. The international humanitarian group said on Thursday it will host clinical trials starting next month in three Ebola treatment centers using experimental drugs[…]

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Fears rise amid Ukraine truce breaches

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is all but dead, Ukraine’s representative to the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has told an Austrian newspaper. It was now barely possible to still speak of a ceasefire, Ihor Prokopchuk was quoted as telling Die Presse in an interview. “Since the[…]

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