Voice of the Cape


Suspect arrested in Tazne Van Wyk case

In a major breakthrough, Ravensmead SAPS have confirmed the arrest of Mohiden Pangaker, the suspect sought in connection with the kidnapping of 8-year-old Tazne Van Wyk from Elsies River. The 54-year-old was the last person seen with the little girl. The pair were spotted in a taxi en route to[…]

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D6 ground to be prepared for construction soon

Hundreds of restitution claimants have been assured by top officials that all levels of government were working together – and had adequate funding – to this year start creating a new District Six that would be well-designed, beautiful, sustainable and economically vibrant. The claimants, many of whom are elderly, gathered[…]

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Court backs City by-laws regarding refugees

In a highly anticipated ruling, a court has granted the City of Cape Town the permission to enforce its by-laws regarding around 700 refugees and asylum seekers at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town. Stakeholders in the matter reappeared in Western Cape High Court on Monday, where Judge Daniel[…]

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Sibelius’s council has big ideas for the school

Sibelius High School’s principal Armien Samodien, together with the learners and staff, welcomed their new representative council of learners (RCL) members on Monday 10 February. Confident of their capabilities, Samodien said: “They represent the school’s top learners and learners who have proven themselves to be good leaders.” Many of the[…]

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Help give competition costs the chop

The Kimura Shukokai International (KSI) 2020 World Karate championships will take place in Cape Town this year. For a Fish Hoek local, it has taken blood, sweat and tears to qualify – but she needs help to raise funds for the competition costs. Aliveya Adams (19) recently started her first[…]

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Top honours for leading judge

Judge Siraj Desai from University Estate received the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) Life Achievement Award at their 75th anniversary celebration in the St George’s Cathedral hall in Cape Town on Wednesday 12 February. Chief Mandla Mandela, a member of the national assembly, was also in attendance. “Desai has a longstanding[…]

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