The death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, according to police, who have also reported 18 more arrests made over the course of Tuesday night, bringing the total number of suspects detained to 58. The coordinated bombing attacks, which took place at three[…]
Initial probe reveals Easter Sunday blasts were in response to deadly New Zealand attacks, state defence minister says. Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, the country’s state minister of defence said on Tuesday. “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened[…]
After its cancellation last year due to the drought in the Western Cape, organisers of the annual Kramat Festival in Faure are expecting bumper crowds at the religious site this Easter weekend. The festival is a unique Cape Malay tradition, which has been celebrated for hundreds of years. More than[…]
Transport and roads authorities have pleaded for caution during the Easter exodus as people fan out around the country to visit family and friends, or just get a much-needed rest. “Fatigue is a silent killer. If you’re tired while driving or riding, please stop somewhere safe and take a break,”[…]
Ahead of the Easter weekend rush, staff of Comair affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have issued their employer with a 48-hour notice to strike. In a statement on Tuesday, the union said workers were downing tools over wage disparities at the airline. They want the[…]
Capetonians looking forward to sinking their teeth in pickled fish this Easter weekend will be left startled by the price of fish. VOC News went out to the bustling fish trucks on Viking Way in Goodwood this week, only to find the price of snoek at a whopping R200. During[…]
In a world in which members of all ethic, cultural and religious groups have fought for acknowledgement and respect, today we witness unparalleled intolerance directed toward specific groups. Within the Western Cape, however, community members have managed to continue to practice tolerance despite rising Islamophobia globally. This undeniable tolerance and[…]
Johannesburg – The country’s roads continued to remain busy as South Africans travelled home after squeezing the last moments from their Easter weekend. Simon Zwane, spokesperson for the Road Traffic Management Agency (RTMA), said early on Monday evening that traffic had picked up at major toll plazas. “It’s picked up[…]
Kenyans have begun three days of national mourning and dedicated Easter Sunday prayer services to the 148 victims of the recent university massacre by al-Shabab fighters. Easter ceremonies across the country were due to be held in the memory of the students and security personnel killed in a country where[…]
With the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon taking place on Saturday, VOC will be keeping runners hydrated at the station’s water point while giving back to the community. “We do the water point so those runners running the 50 km run for the Ultra Marathon pass us. We do it[…]
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