Voice of the Cape


‘Don’t turn your back on Palestine’: Dr Mads

“There is no military solution, only a political one. Stop the siege, stop the bombing. Include the Palestinian people.” This was the call by Norwegian physician and activist, Dr Mads Gilbert, who has vowed to resist an Israeli imposed ban against him visiting the Gaza Strip. Gilbert lambasted the Israeli[…]

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‘Money not enough’: minstrels

Minstrels who form part of the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association (CTMCA) has welcomed the Western Cape government’s decision to pledge R2.37 million towards the running of the city’s annual year end and New Year’s festivities. As part of an agreement with the newly established Cape Cultural and Carnival Committee[…]

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SA huffath anxious ahead of results

The last day of the Abdul Aziz International Quran Memorisation Competition has arrived. With the last few contestants reciting in front of millions of spectators from around the globe, three South African students await the final announcement on this year’s winners. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently abuzz as[…]

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Gangs ‘feeling the pinch’, says activist

A recent resurgence of gang violence on the Cape Flats may be related to the release of prominent gang leaders, according to Safe Manenberg Campaign project co-ordinator Waheed Sookool. Sookool on Tuesday said Manenberg has been divided up into areas outside of the law that resembles feudal era systems. He[…]

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SA UK-based mom sentenced over deaths

A South African mother loved her three disabled children dearly and exhausted herself financially and emotionally to ensure their well-being before eventually killing them, a senior judge said in a UK court on Tuesday. Justice Sweeney sentenced 43-year-old Tania Clarence to a hospital order on this basis on Tuesday, finding[…]

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Ramaphosa halts EFF suspension process

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has struck a deal with opposition parties that disciplinary proceedings against the EFF will be held in abeyance in return for assurances that they will respect parliamentary rules. “Are we going to put these things that happened into abeyance? Yes, because we are going to find[…]

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Woolies addresses shareholder concerns

Woolworths has one billion shares scattered globally among shareholders, the company said on Tuesday. “We have a diverse community of shareholders. They represent an array of faiths, cultures, and beliefs,” Woolworths said in a statement. “Woolworths abhors violence and loss of life, particularly of children, in any circumstance and we[…]

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Iraqi army claims control of Beiji refinery

Iraqi security forces have entered the country’s largest refinery for the first time after months of battling fighters who had surrounded it, according to an Iraqi police colonel and state television. If confirmed, the recovery of the Beiji facility from ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,[…]

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Clashes after attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Fighting has broken out between Israeli police and Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem following an attack on a synagogue in the west of the city in which four Israelis were killed by two Palestinian men. The attackers, who police said were armed with a gun and axes, were shot dead by police after gaining[…]

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