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UFAGAD to roll out campaign

A few months ago, a collective body of organisations was formed with an aim to fight against gangsterism and drugs in Cape Town. The United Front Against Gangsters and Drugs (UFAGAD) consists of the Economic Freedom Fighters, the Pan African Congress, Azanian Peoples Organisation, People Against Gangsterism and Drugs, the[…]

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City condemns MyCiti bus strike

The affects of the wildcat strike by MyCiti bus drivers have been felt by many who have opted for the faster more efficient way of travelling to work in and around the City. Not only are the commuters on the Atlantis and Dunoon route stranded but they have now been[…]

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Stakala case to move to commercial crimes court

Gaironiesa Foundation director Shahied Stakala appeared before the Athlone Magistrates Court on Wednesday where the case was postponed to the 1st December 2014. According to the presiding judge, the matter will soon move to a commercial court for further ruling. Stakala sat in the front dock as aggrieved mu’tamireen waited for[…]

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GOTG launches book in CT

It was a packed house at the Gift of the Givers warehouse in Athlone last night where community members, activists, businesspeople and journalists gathered for the Cape Town launch of the humanitarian agency’s book launch. Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All is written by[…]

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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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