Voice of the Cape


Spice Mecca Ramadan for All to celebrate freedom

As South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy, the country’s struggle and the fight for freedom and justice will be a strong theme at this year’s Spice Mecca Ramadaan For All exhibition. So said Spice Mecca CEO Shreef Abbas, as he officially launched this year’s event, which will take place[…]

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China says 13,000 ‘terrorists’ arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 “terrorists” in the restive far western region of Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday. The announcement was made in a lengthy policy paper again defending Beijing’s controversial “de-radicalisation” measures. China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up facilities that United[…]

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Madiba statue unveiled at Cape Town City Hall

The iconic moment in which Nelson Mandela gave his first speech as a free man in Cape Town in February 1990 has been captured forever in a new monument which was unveiled at the City Hall today. At the unveiling which was attended by Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, representatives of[…]

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Learning about Winnie

A tribute to the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela by Ibrahim Kangwa Chibwe  This is how I came to know Winnie Mandela. At some school in central Zambia, our school teacher would walk into class and shouts, “Morning class, open your social studies text books and go to chapter 6. Today[…]

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