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NGOs Salaam Foundation and Colours of Hope hosts a Gazan medical doctor for a tour in South Africa

By Kouthar Sambo The humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Salaam Foundation and Colours of Hope are hosting the Gazan medical doctor for a tour in South Africa from 14 to 22 February (2024). Speaking across the VOC airwaves on Thursday, Palestinian doctor Basel Abuwarda expressed his gratitude to South Africa for[…]

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Dozens Palestine supporters convene at the British Consulate in CBD, claiming that it has been complicit in the Israeli aggression in Gaza

By Kouthar Sambo “Britain, Britain, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!” These words were among the resounding chants echoed throughout the City Bowl today at the British Consulate at 8 Riebeek Street, Cape Town. This comes as various Pro-Palestine activists and some organisations convened in the CBD to[…]

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The eviction at Bill Peters Tent City: “The City of Cape Town and law enforcement have an anti-poor and criminalising approach toward homelessness”

By Kouthar Sambo The eviction at Bill Peters Tent City commenced on Thursday, following an almost two-year legal process. “During this period, Law Enforcement displaced people unit and the City’s social development officials engaged the illegal occupants on multiple occasions to offer them alternative accommodation. These offers of alternative accommodation[…]

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Small decrease in food basket cost offers limited relief for South African households

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The latest household affordability index report reveals a minor decrease in the total cost of the average household food basket for February. Mervyn Abrahams, Programme Coordinator at Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group (PMBEJD), discussed these findings on VOC Breakfast. Abrahams highlighted the fluctuating trend in food[…]

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Service delivery at home affairs is unacceptable!

by Loushe Jordaan Gilbert With the national and provincial elections taking place on the 29th May 2024, Home Affairs extended its operating hours to accommodate those who may need an Identity Document (ID) or temp to register to vote. Although this may be seen as a good gesture, many people[…]

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