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Abuse of domestic workers rife in community

Cases of domestic worker abuse are reportedly on the rise in Cape Town, with recent media reports noting at least 20 such instances in the Athlone area alone. General Secretary of the South African Domestic and Allied Workers Union, Myrtle Witbooi, said instances of abuse were an ongoing trend in[…]

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Residents call for end to Siqalo protests

Concerned residents from Hyde Park in Mitchell’s plain are calling on all those residing in Mplain, and those concerned with the ongoing protest action by Siqalo informal dwellers on the newly re-named Jakes Gerwel, otherwise known as Vanguard drive. Speaking on behalf of the community concerned resident and one of[…]

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New political party to launch on Cape Flats

Unhappy with the current state of leadership within the Western Cape, community members across the Cape Flats have banded together to form a new political party, with the hopes of addressing some of the core issues currently facing their communities. The new Social Democratic Party (SDP) is expected to launch[…]

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City unveils Green Point Athletics Stadium

After a nearly two year delay in construction, the City of Cape Town on Thursday finally unveiled an upgraded Green Point Athletics Stadium, with the goal of making the city a hub for athletics in South Africa. The facility was originally meant to open in February 2013, but issues with[…]

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Zille delivers SOPA at media briefing after disruption

More heavy politics have disrupted the proceedings at the State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Friday, leading to it’s indefinite suspension. This after an African National Congress (ANC) Member in the Provincial Legislature (MPL) raised a point of order. MPL’s voted unanimously for a two day suspension for Pierre[…]

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MPlain residents concerned over informal dwellers

Concerned residents have called a meeting to address the issue of protests by informal dwellers living in the Siqalo informal settlement. Last week the Siqalo informal settlers blocked the newly named Jakes Gerwel\Vanguard drive between Highlands drive and the R300 for the reason that they do not want contractors from[…]

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Privatize Eskom: Economist

Calls are increasing for the privatization of South Africa’s sole energy provider, Eskom, as uncertainty remains over when the current spate of rolling blackouts will end. With the power grid expected to remain constrained for the foreseeable future, economists have warned that insufficient power could have a detrimental effect on[…]

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Quran competition heads to WCape on March 7th

Following the successful launch of the 10th Annual Quran Memorization Competition on Friday, organizers have announced that the competition will be heading to the Western Cape on Saturday the 7th March. The regional rounds officially commence a week earlier in Kwazulu Natal, on the 28th February. South African National Quran[…]

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Zuma addresses opposition concerns

During his response to the two day SONA debate, president Jacob Zuma reiterated the strategic focus of the ANC, stating that the aim is to develop a country for each and every South African regardless of whom they voted for. Defending his report back on work done during the previous[…]

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EFF won’t change strategy: Ndlozi

The Economic Freedom Fighters say the party is not rattled by Thursday’s events during President Jacob Zuma’s annual State of the Nation (SONA) address. And while some observers watching the SONA debate session on Tuesday noticed a change in tone and the style of EFF leader Julius Malema when addressing[…]

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