Voice of the Cape


Zimbabweans booed all South Africans: Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says the booing in Zimbabwe was not directed at him but at all South Africans. People jeered when he spoke at the memorial service for former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in Harare at the weekend. Zimbabweans showed their anger at recent attacks on foreigners in Gauteng. WATCH: Ramaphosa jeered, cheered[…]

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Nicholas Ninow sentencing set for October

JOHANNESBURG – Nicholas Ninow’s sentencing is set to take place on 16 October. Screams and insults were hurled at Ninow after he was found guilty of raping a seven-year-old girl. The incident took place in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant last year. Ninow stood with his head bowed as the judge made his ruling.[…]

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DA calls for a Sexual Offences Court

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the establishment of a Sexual Offences Court to deal with gender-based violence. A number of marches have been taking place around the country against the escalating problem. Maimane says gender-based violence is a specialised crime, hence the call for the establishment of the court. “People get arrested for[…]

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Drone strikes on oil facilities were Yemen’s ‘reciprocal response’ for Saudi bombings – Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said recent drone attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure were a proportionate Yemeni response to years of daily bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. Speaking to reporters in Ankara following three-way talks between the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran, Rouhani suggested the drone attacks were[…]

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Sahuc elects new board at AGM

The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has officially elected a new board this past weekend at the council’s annual general meeting. Sahuc AGM’s are normally closed, but members of the public are typically welcome to attend as observers – provided that they make the necessary arrangements. According to[…]

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