As gang violence and crime continues to plague various communities in Cape Town, an Ocean View resident has taken it upon himself to keep children off the streets by using the game of chess to impart life lessons. Ocean View resident Vasco Vigis explained that although he grew up in[…]
A memorial service has been held for Nathaniel Julies in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg. 16-year-old Julies was shot dead allegedly by the police on Wednesday last week. The killing of the teenager sparked unrest in the community with residents calling for justice for Julies, who had Down Syndrome. Thursday’s[…]
Residents of Rosendale in Delft on the Cape Flats have called on City of Cape Town authorities to cordon off a rubbish dump and do something about a piece of land in the area after a one-year-old girl drowned on the waterlogged field there. The residents claim that it’s not[…]
Another community doctor within the Muslim community has succumbed to the dreaded coronavirus. On Monday, well known Salt River doctor Ebrahim Kahn, 70, passed away of COVID-19, following weeks of hospitalisation. Dr Kahn had been placed on a ventilator but his health deteriorated about a week after he was admitted[…]
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed yet another stalwart of the Muslim community in Cape Town – local businessman and community worker Omar Majiet, the chairman of the Belgravia Islamic Society. Majiet, 70 years old, passed away on Friday, sadly four days after his wife Maryam. Both husband and wife had[…]
The khutbah text below was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Al-Mukarram Maajid in Factreton on Friday 26 July 2019. Imam Rashied shares his perspective on the War on the Cape Flats, provides a Muslim theological response, and concludes with some concrete suggestions as to how we as conscientious[…]
One woman lost her life and another has been hospitalized following a horrific shooting in Bonteheuwel on Saturday. It’s believed the two women were ambushed in their home. Ward councillor Angus Mckenzie said Candice Williams succumbed to her injuries while the surviving woman Tasliema Galant is fighting for her life[…]
With the month of Ramadan setting into winter, VOC hopes to warm up the hearts of the impoverished through the annual Ahlan Wa Sahlan project. Now in its 20th year, the AWS outreach has been a key project of the station’s social responsibility programme and a firm favourite amongst staff[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Thousands of residents from the Cape Flats and surrounds gathered in Lavender Hill on Friday to voice their concerns over gang violence, an unreliable justice system and lack of police accountability. Approximately 5000 people were in attendance including residents and members of Community Policing Forums (CPF) and[…]
The City of Cape Town has opened the nominations process for the annual Neighbourhood Watch Awards. Now in its second year, the Neighbourhood Watch Awards celebrates and acknowledges the achievements and contributions of individuals and groups who help build safer communities in Cape Town. The nomination process will close on[…]
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