VOC News

Extra funding for joint replacement surgery

To deal with an ever increasing backlog of patients awaiting knee and hip replacement surgery, Western Cape Department of Health Minister, Theuns Botha, has announced an immediate intervention that will seek to shorten the massive waiting list. This includes the allocation of R23, 5 million over the next two years,[…]

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‘White Tiger’ summits Lions Head 6 times

Armed with energy, enthusiasm, determination and a bit of athleticism – Muay Thai champion Irshaad Sayed managed to ascend Lions Head six times on Saturday in his charity race for Africa Muslim Agency’s (AMA) water well drive. At first it seemed like a daunting challenge for the martial arts champion,[…]

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More security for shopping malls during festive period

Despite increased security at most major retailers in the city, Business Against Crime (BAC) in the Western Cape and shopping malls are working closely with the South African police services (SAPS) to amplify police visibility ahead of the festive season. According to BAC, consumers and retailers should be vigilant, as[…]

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HPark residents hold peace march

The community of Hanover Park on Sunday took to the streets and homes of the many drug houses in the area to show their dismay at the gang violence that has erupted recently.  Leader of the march Imam Toyer Rodriques said residents were irate as many innocent lives are being[…]

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VOC Family Day at Ratanga Junction

The Voice of the Cape will be hosting a Family Day at Ratanga Junction on Saturday the 15th November. Enjoy the thrills of more than 30 attractions including 23 rides. Relax in our tea garden with Live entertainment, a kiddies fancy dress party with loads of prizes, The Cook off[…]

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Calls to reinstate library security

Complaints have surfaced over the removal of security at public libraries on the Cape Flats due to a lack of funding, with one community activist demanding that security services be reinstated. In an open letter written to Mayor Patricia De Lille, Imraahn Mukaddam from Elsies River said the decision to[…]

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City drops charges against Hendricks

The City of Cape Town has dropped all charges against city councillor Ganief Hendricks related to statements he made on the controversial Open Mosque in Wynberg. The City Speaker, Alderman Dirk Smit requested the Al Jama-ah party leader provide a letter, giving reasons why he should not be charged “for[…]

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Masajid urged to get foreigners legalised

In its ongoing attempts to clamp down foreign nationals illegally working in the country, the Department of Home Affairs has reportedly instituted tougher measures against mosques that employer foreigners without the appropriate paperwork. Any institution found in violation of these measures, will be handed a stiff R10 000 fine. Speaking[…]

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‘Drug lords should be charged with treason’

A local politician has chosen to take a more hard-line approach to the issue of drug trafficking; calling for not only tougher legislation, but also for peddlers and dealers to be charged with treason against the state. The call comes at a time when South Africa is facing a monumental[…]

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