Province faces medicine shortage

The Western Cape is facing a shortage of vital medication, as a result of “poor management”. The late award of pharmaceutical tenders by the National Department of Health as well as the removal from contracts of coded medicines not listed in the National Essential Medicines list, has led to certain[…]

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NC4P to host workshop on Palestine

In light of Israel’s continued aggression and expanding Zionist policies towards Palestinians, a collective of pro-Palestinian organisations want to increase public understanding of current developments in the Middle East. With this in mind, the National Coalition of Palestine (NC4P) will be hosting a workshop on Palestine to keep the awareness[…]

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VOC 3rd biggest community radio station: SAARF

VOC has retained the third highest listenership amongst community radio stations in the Western Cape, according to the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) latest Radio Audience Measurement Survey (RAMS) statistics for 2014. The station lagged behind Radio Tygerberg and Radio Zibonele in terms of listeners. The SAARF conducts regular[…]

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UN urges Lebanon to choose president

Lebanon has been without a president, who is also the commander-in-chief, since May because of disagreements between lawmakers. The 15-member council “expressed concern at the prolonged vacancy in the office of the presidency with a view to preserving the stability and the unity of Lebanon,” said Australian Ambassador Gary Quinlan,[…]

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WCape men held for perlemoen possession

Three men were arrested in separate incidents in the Western Cape for the possession of perlemoen (abalone) worth about R690,000, police said on Wednesday. A 19-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were arrested on Wednesday morning in Lwandle, Strand, for possession of 2545 units of perlemoen with an estimated street[…]

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Marikana muti claims nonsense: Mpofu

Claims that protesting Lonmin mineworkers used muti, believing that it would make them invincible against police, were nonsensical, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Wednesday. “SAPS is looking for a reason why people were killed and [as] all the objective evidence shows the people were killed unlawfully, they have[…]

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