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Schools warned against withholding reports

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[…]

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Tweede Nuwe Jaar Celebrations postponed to June 2021

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[…]

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WC Transport MEC to engage taxi ass, police over CT turf war

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”[…]

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Hanover Park residents divided over ‘false claims’ made by ward councillor

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[…]

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Cape Town in shock after 3.5 magnitude tremors

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[…]

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