The iconic District Six Museum in the Cape Town CBD may be forced to close its doors after a quarter of a decade due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business. Speaking to VOC Breakfast Beat on Monday morning, acting director and head of the archives at[…]
The Hanover Park Clinic is expected to remain shut for the duration of the coming festive season, a concerning development for residents of the area. Hanover Park has been subjected to on-going gang-related violence and while the situation has calmed over the past week, any escalation in shootings could see[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been shutdown due to ongoing protests against proposed fee increases. A nationwide fees hike protest has hit UCT hard, with all lectures, academic operations, library facilities and transport services either shut or suspended until the protests simmer down. “No one can come to[…]
Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary’s border with Croatia in the latest demonstration of Europe’s disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its borders. Hungary’s right-wing government declared its southern frontier with Croatia off limits to migrants, blocking entry[…]
Major hospitals in Yemen have been struggling to function due to a supply shortages caused by the increased fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The main hospital in rebel-held capital, Sanaa, is on the verge of shutting down due to limited access[…]
Before midnight on Friday, President Barack Obama’s Justice Department is due to either block or accept a legal request to free a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who weighs 74 pounds (33.5 kg) after an eight-year hunger strike. Lawyers for the detainee, Tariq Ba Odah, say the way the department decides will[…]
The Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah crossing Thursday evening after it was open for three days to enable those stuck in Egypt and other countries to return to the Gaza Strip. Director of the Gaza border and crossings Maher Abu Sabha said that a total of 1,629 Palestinians were able[…]
The Discover Islam Centre (DIC), a locally funded organisation specialising in Islamic da’wah, has sought to take proactive steps to avoid a potential closure. The organisation is currently R1.6 million in arrears and has called on members of the community to come out in support of their efforts, to ensure[…]
As the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) battles severe funding shortages which have in turn led to job cuts, the organization is facing increased calls for its de-registration. Leading these calls has been the Free State branch of the ANCYL, but whilst political organizations have been quick to turn on the[…]
Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when he got some good news: The U.S. government was no longer interested in holding him. A panel made up of representatives of six government agencies, including the Defense Department and the Office of the[…]
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