The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has urged parents to report any school that withholds students reports cards due to school fees that are not paid up. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast on Tuesday, department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond labelled it “unacceptable” and encouraged parents to be open with schools about their[…]
The tough economic climate that many South Africans find themselves submerged in amid the 2020 pandemic will not be easier this festive season. This is according to new data which revealed that the price of basic goods could increase during the festive season. The financial impact was felt across the[…]
By Tauhierah Salie As the festive season makes its appearance alongside fears of a second covid-19 wave in South Africa, the City of Cape Town launched its Safer festive Season campaign in Phillipi at the weekend. A particular focus will be placed on Covid-19 compliance and roadblocks, to ensure drunk[…]
Cape Town will join numerous cities around the world in cancelling mass events this festive season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations are among those that have been postponed to 2021, as a result of an increase in infections recently. Held annually on the second day of[…]
South Africa Women Fight Back has roped in police stations in key cities in South Africa, during the launch of its campaign in commemoration of the global 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) which runs from 25 November to 10 December. Founder Bronwyn Litkey spoke to VOC’s Breakfast[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Transport MEC in the Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela has called an urgent meeting with taxi associations on Tuesday, following two shooting incidents believed to be linked to taxi-related feuds in Cape Town. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast show on Tuesday, the MEC described the incidents as “deeply concerning”[…]
“There is not a doubt in my mind that Kathy was also a victim to abuse and not a perpetrator and should not be accused of this crime.” These were the words of former employer to the Bonteheuwel mother implicated in the murder of her eight-month-old son, Levy. Kathleen Isaacs’[…]
Following, alleged false allegations made on radio by the Hanover Park ward councillor, Antonio Van Der Rheede, several community members took to the streets on Wednesday morning to voice their dissatisfaction. Residents have accused Van Der Rheede of ongoing favoritism and manipulation within the poverty stricken community. “He is using[…]
Capetonians are still in shock after Tuesday morning’s tremors vibrated across various suburbs in the Cape Metropole. At 12.27am, some Capetonians woke up to hear their windows rattling, with many speculating the vibrations were indeed earth tremors. The US Geological Survey confirmed that a 3.5 magnitude tremor was felt across[…]
Fed up with the “empty promises” by city officials, traders in Mitchells Plain busy Town Centre will be taking to the streets of Cape Town on Tuesday. The Mitchells Plain United Hawkers Forum are embarking on a march to the offices of the City of Cape Town to hand over[…]
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