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[…]
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[…]
Inclement weather expected for Saturday 15th November has pushed VOC to postpone its first ever Family Day at Ratanga Junction theme park. To the disappointment of staff and listeners, VOC made the announcement on Wednesday, saying it had no choice but to move the event to a later date, after[…]
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[…]
Two window washers were trapped for more than an hour Wednesday on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center before firefighters were able to cut through the new skyscraper’s glass and pull them to safety. The dramatic rescue occurred on the south side of the[…]
Israeli naval boats on Wednesday evening fired at and sank a Palestinian fishing boat in the sea off the coast of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Witnesses said that army boats fired shells at a boat belonging to the al-Bardaweel family, completely destroying it in the process. People aboard[…]
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,[…]
Mali is scrambling to prevent a major Ebola epidemic after the deaths of an Islamic cleric and a nurse, as the official death toll in the worst ever epidemic of the virus passed 5,000. The two deaths in Mali have dashed optimism that the country was free of the highly-infectious pathogen[…]
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[…]
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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