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Lentegeur residents vent on crime

Newly appointed police major-general of Mitchell’s Pain, Gregory Goss says while circumstances look bleak, police are making inroads into crime in the area, but not at the required rate. He was addressing community members and crime fighters at the Lentegeur Civic Centre, at a crime strategy meeting called by the[…]

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‘Claims of political interference concerning’

Amidst a storm of controversy surrounding the suspension of Etv boss, Marcel Golding, one political analyst has expressed concern over the surfacing of allegations pertaining to political interference, in the station’s news coverage. It comes two days after Golding resigned from the post, after an unsuccessful bid to stop disciplinary[…]

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Al-Quds Foundation to launch Gaza initiative

In a bit to help ease the emotional trauma on Gaza’s youth, the Al-Quds Foundation has announced the launch of a new project entitled the Balls for Gaza programme. The project will seek to provide much needed trauma counseling to the children of Palestine, using the medium of sport and[…]

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Cancer: Not a lonely journey

“In dealing with my cancer, I know that I am not alone. It is not a cul-de-sac because there are other people living with it and it is a curable disease.” These were the words of Masoeda Abass, just one of many cancer patients sharing their words of motivation and[…]

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1000 women pack Quds for PHD

For the second year, VOC took its annual Pink Hijab Day initiative to Masjidul Quds in Gatesville, where almost 1000 women gave a voice to the fight against cancer. Tuesday’s event was the 6th annual Pink Hijab Day project, which aims to bring much needed awareness to cancer, especially amongst[…]

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Pal delegation lambasts ‘Arab world’: Hendricks

Following several calls from Palestinian officials for an emergency Arab and Islamic summit to address the situation at Masjid al-Aqsa, the Al-Quds International Foundation recently convened for an international conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The gathering came amidst renewed threats to the mosque’s sanctity, with reports emerging on an impending vote[…]

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Pigeon racing ban debated

The pigeon racing industry has been around for over a hundred years. Many racers have found this a sport and a hobby but the future of the sport and the business may come to and end, or possibly be banned. According to Fadiel Hendricks, the president of the Fancy Pigeon[…]

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“It’s a dream come true”: Carr

“Its every young boy’s rugby dream to be part of that Springboks’ squad. I’ve been training hard, and have been dedicated and motivated throughout my life, so to get this opportunity now is really great.” These were the words of a humble and overwhelmed Nizaam Carr, reacting to the news[…]

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Gun-owners threaten boycott of Canal Walk

Members of the Gun Owners of South Africa (GOSA) are outraged at Canal Walk’s security and safety policy of no firearms slamming it as a “security theatre”. The busy shopping centre has had to beef up security at its entry points and inside the mall, following a spate of robberies[…]

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