Excitement ahead of Kramat Festival

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[…]

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Road safety urged as Easter rush gears up

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,”[…]

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Consumers bemoan price of fish

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[…]

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Easter: A reflection on interfaith relations in the Cape

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[…]

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Roads still busy as Easter break ends

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[…]

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