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Zuma must respond to SONA debate questions: EFF

As those tuned in to the goings-on of South Africa’s current Parliamentary crisis await President Jacob Zuma’s response to questions and queries raised by the opposition during the post State of the Nation Address debate, the Economic Freedom Fighters believe Zuma should address the issues raised on Tuesday and Wednesday.[…]

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Parent fights for students return after Jumuah

A concerned parent has requested that her son return to school after Friday jumuah prayer. The young grade 11 pupil’s mother expressed her concern about the school not wanting any of the young Muslim boys to return after Friday prayer time as it would could a disturbance for the other[…]

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Ryland’s High student scoops EMSS award

A female medical student at Stellenbosch University has brilliantly scooped up the Western Cape and Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) National Student of the Year award over the weekend. Faatimah Jada, spoke to the Voice of the Cape to celebrate her outstanding achievement. ”I grew up in Pietermaritzburg, attended[…]

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Stonefountain director addresses cheating scandal

The director of Stonefountain College has attributed a recent cheating scandal at its Athlone campus as an attempt by the school principal, as well as several implicated teachers to improve the branch’s overall matric pass rate. This comes as the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) on Monday identified 46 students,[…]

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SONA 2015 still dominating social media talk

Events at President Jacob Zuma’s 8th State of the Nation Address (SONA) have dominant the local social media front, with talk of the chaos that erupted in parliament still prevalent nearly a week later. South Africans were left shocked by scenes at SONA 2015, where EFF parliamentary members were forcibly[…]

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Sanef fights for answers over SONA 2015

South Africans have taken to social media to express their confusion over events at SONA 2015, as signals were jammed during what they described as the “most action packed moments within the National Assembly”. The claims of jammed signals in Parliament by media whose broadcasts were interrupted by regular audio[…]

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Community pays tribute to the late Akbar Hussein

Members of the local Muslim broadcasting community are mourning the loss of a stalwart within the industry, after the passing of Radio 786 technical head, Akbar Hussein on Monday evening. He was a member of 786’s technical team for nearly 20 years, taking part in the station’s first ever broadcast in[…]

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Big Walk nothing without community: Essack

With little over 12 days before the annual Sunfoil 10km Big Walk, event organizers have spoken glowingly of the contributions made by volunteers from within the community, whose efforts often go unnoticed. The Big Walk is considered the third biggest social sporting event of its nature in the Western Cape,[…]

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Stakala case moves to Commercial Court

VOC News has learnt that the case involving accused Shahied Stakala will be transferred to the Bellville Commercial Court due to the significant amount of money involved. All cases opened against Stakala from various police stations in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg will all be handed to one state prosecutor[…]

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Somali attack not over religion: SASA

The Somali Association of South Africa (SASA) says the shooting of four Somali nationals in Mitchells Plain last week was not religiously motivated, contrary to recent media reports. The incident took place at the Mitchells Plain Town Centre on Wednesday, where a lone Somali gunman opened fire on four fellow[…]

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