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City and tenants in loggerheads over Athlone stadium

By Rukaya Mosavel There are growing concerns about the access to the Athlone Stadium following an alleged lockdown by the City of the Cape Town. Members of the United Coalition for Sport and Community Based Organisations (UCSCBO) say they were unable to access their offices at the stadium on Thursday[…]

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Two Bonteheuwel women shot inside their homes

One woman lost her life and another has been hospitalized following a horrific shooting in Bonteheuwel on Saturday. It’s believed the two women were ambushed in their home. Ward councillor Angus Mckenzie said Candice Williams succumbed to her injuries while the surviving woman Tasliema Galant is fighting for her life[…]

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Heavy rain cause electricity disruptions on Cape Flats

Following heavy downpours on Friday into Saturday morning, the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre said they received several reports of flooding and power disruptions in areas across the Cape Flats. “The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre has received numerous reports of flooded roadways and fallen trees as a result of[…]

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BDS SA calls for investigation into Mossad activity

Boycotts Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS SA) has released a statement expressing deep concern around Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad’s war against the BDS movement internationally. BDS SA has indicated that it will be approaching the Ministry of State Security (SSA) to investigate the matter, as BDS SA believes the[…]

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Innovative or overambitious? Post SONA analysis

By Anees Teladia “I dream of a South Africa where the first entirely new city built in the democratic era rises, with skyscrapers, schools, universities, hospitals and factories….This is a dream we can all share and participate in building.” These were the powerful words of President Cyril Ramaphosa as he[…]

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City issues Al Noor with eviction notice

VOC News has learnt that the Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock has been served with an eviction notice by City of Cape Town officials. The orphanage is under investigation for sexual and physical abuse. Its founder Amina Okpara also faces charges of fraud and corruption and possible charges under the[…]

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Cele agrees to deploy new police recruits

Police minister Bheki Cele has given the assurance that 1000 new police recruits will be deployed in the Western Cape immediately after they have completed their training. This was one of the outcomes of a meeting with MEC for Community Safety Albert Fritz this week. It follows a spike in[…]

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Sufficient evidence of sexual abuse at Al Noor: MEC

MEC for Social Development Sharna Fernandez says her department has uncovered strong evidence that children were sexually abused at the Al Noor Orphanage. The Woodstock childcare facility is under immense scrutiny, after it was shut down by the Department of Social Development last week over accusations of sexual and physical[…]

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