Voice of the Cape


Why the DA won the Western Cape

By Anees Teladia The sociopolitical landscape in the Western Cape is a complex one and an activist from Bishop Lavis has argued that the province remains in the hands of the Democratic Alliance (DA) because of the “politics of race”. In a post that went viral on instant messaging application,[…]

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Ramaphosa vows action on country’s rising unemployment

South Africa’s unemployment rate rose by half a percentage point to 27.6 percent, official data showed on Tuesday, underlining the challenge facing President Cyril Ramaphosa after his African National Congress (ANC) government won elections last week. The job losses focussed on the construction, finance and social sectors, with 6.2 million[…]

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UWC hosts international conference ahead of 2019 elections

By Anees Teladia The South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Policy, the Dullah Omar Institute and the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Department of Political Studies held an International Conference on the 2019 National and Provincial Elections looming in South Africa. The conference[…]

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Zille’s comments on D6 “rich” and ironic, but valid

By Anees Teladia Most Capetonians are well familiarised with the controversies surrounding the developmental vision for District Six and the efforts being put into formulating a solution which would allow claimants restitution. In what has been commented on by some as a questionable and poor choice for a keynote speaker,[…]

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EFF MP expected in court for SONA ‘klap’

The Cape Town Magistrate’s Court will on Tuesday hear the assault case against EFF MP Marshall Dlamini. Dlamini was caught on video slapping a plainclothes police officer after the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in February. Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo confirmed in February that two charges of assault[…]

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India elections: Modi government’s economic report card

New Delhi, India – On April 6, speaking at the University of Delhi, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley waxed eloquent about how the world’s most-populous democracy would become the third largest economy on the planet by 2030 after the United States and China. By then, the size of India‘s economy would have more than trebled[…]

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