2019 in a nutshell: The most impactful global stories

The VOC newsroom had a busy year in 2019 with both heart-warming and heart-breaking stories making headlines. This year. US president Donald Trump’s divisive brand of politics and erratic policies continued to cause problems around the world, particularly in the middle east.  It was another bloody year for the Yemen[…]

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Al Jama-ah rocked by internal politics

Former provincial legislator for the Al Jama-ah party, Isgak De Jager, is determined to take the party to court after he was removed from his position. De Jager says the complaints against him from the party’s side stem from his refusal to pay what he regards as an unfair amount[…]

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ANC to give update in re-establishing its youth league

The African National Congress (ANC) National Youth Task Team (NYTT) is expected to brief the media on the progress made in re-establishing the party’s Youth League. The NYTT led by convener, Tandi Mahambehlala recently held a meeting at the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House in Johannesburg. The NYTT says the resolutions taken at the[…]

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‘Unconstitutional, illegitimate & secretive’: White House pens lengthy letter on why it won’t cooperate with ‘impeachment inquiry’

A showdown between the White House and Democrats is in full swing with the former penning a letter declaring it would not cooperate with an “illegitimate” and “unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry conducted in secret. The letter, published on Tuesday evening, condemned the impeachment initiative in the harshest terms yet, arguing it[…]

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Zimbabweans booed all South Africans: Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says the booing in Zimbabwe was not directed at him but at all South Africans. People jeered when he spoke at the memorial service for former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in Harare at the weekend. Zimbabweans showed their anger at recent attacks on foreigners in Gauteng. WATCH: Ramaphosa jeered, cheered[…]

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Debate heats up on calls for death penalty

It seems that a significant portion of South African society is calling for the death penalty to be re-enacted in the country. Social media and public interactions reflect a growing demand for the death penalty in South Africa as conditions of crime and violence in the country continues to worsen.[…]

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