The iconic District Six Museum in the Cape Town CBD may be forced to close its doors after a quarter of a decade due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business. Speaking to VOC Breakfast Beat on Monday morning, acting director and head of the archives at[…]
With the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, Heritage Month bears even more significance as people embrace and celebrate what was inherited or bequeathed to us by our forefathers. For 81-year-old, renowned historian Ebrahim Rhode, the best memories all include frolicking along the Strand. “I was born right in the CBD[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has detailed three ‘key bills’ which aim to tackle the country’s problem of gender-based violence and other violent crimes. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa said that the three amendment bills are designed to fill the gaps that allow some perpetrators of these[…]
Motor vehicle owners who did not renew licences which expired during the lockdown will “face the consequences”. All motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits and roadworthy certificates that expired between March 26 and May 31 were deemed to be valid and a further grace period was granted, which ended on[…]
Health and beauty retailer Clicks says it will trade on Monday despite calls by the EFF to shut down its stores over a racist hair advert. Here’s a wrap of the controversy: The advert and the backlash The retailer trended on Twitter on Friday after it labelled black hair “dry”[…]
Nearly 300 Rohingya have come ashore in Aceh, on the northern tip of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, authorities said, in one of the biggest such landings by the persecuted Myanmar minority in years. The group, including more than a dozen children, were spotted at sea by locals who helped them land[…]
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz told United States President Donald Trump that the Gulf country wanted to see a fair and permanent solution for the Palestinians, which was the starting point for its 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, the kingdom’s state news agency reported on Monday. The two men spoke[…]
Typhoon Haishen made landfall just north of the South Korean city of Busan on Monday morning, cutting power to homes and factories, toppling trees, and forcing trains to be cancelled and flights grounded. The storm, with heavy rain and powerful winds of as much as 126 km/h (78 mph), made[…]
Rescue workers digging through the rubble of a Beirut building for the third day on Saturday have said that there was no longer hope of finding someone alive, more than a month after a massive port explosion had shattered Lebanon’s capital. About 50 rescue workers and volunteers, including a specialist[…]
Iraqi Kurdistan has suffered its fair share of water crises over the decades, but experts warn that a catastrophe is now looming large as Iran blocks major water supplies from the region’s two main rivers – the primary sources of livelihood for nearly two million people. The Sirwan and Little[…]
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